In addition to delivering big profits to labels and publishers, playlists are helping new and unknown artists succeed in some profound ways.
Spotify Isn't Killing The Music Industry; It's A Tool For Enterprising Indie Artists — www.forbes.com
For music artists coming of age at a time when all access is possible, the ability to make a living somewhere between starving artist and international star has never been more within reach.
What seems to be consistent regardless of the service is that the significant royalty fees charged by the record companies is so demanding that sustainable profit by the streaming services may be untenable over the next few years.
Will the Titans in the Market Sideline the Small Players in the Indian Music Streaming Industry? — www.entrepreneur.com
The fight to establish the early leadership in the growing segment among the titans has clearly come under the spotlight.
In addition to being a rare example these days of genuine bipartisanship in congress, the MMA has proved an even more rare example of consensus among nearly all the (frequently warring) institutional voices within the music industry.
Has Spotify changed music – and is it really worth $30 billion? — www.afr.com
As Spotify readies to list its financial worth is a riddle. Its musical value is also contentious.
Speakers Might Be the Next Thing in Your Car to Go the Way of the 8-Track — www.nytimes.com
A system that would turn the rear window into a subwoofer and A-pillars into tweeters could be the next wave in audio technology.
Spotify has shed light on another huge music company that has been tipped for IPO.
Spotify says path to profits clear ahead of April 3 listing — www.reuters.com
Streaming music leader Spotify said on Thursday it has a clear path to profit as it spelled out to investors its growth plans and how it aims to fend off big rivals Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc ahead of an April 3 listing.
Amazon’s Entry into the Ad-Free Online Music space — medium.com
Was reasonally surprised to see Amazon enter the Music space in India in a big way. Was a user on SoundCloud but that interest to be on that platform had been nearly non-existant for a long time now…
Not exactly known for its transparency, the soon-to-be-public streaming giant offered an unprecedented look at its internal landscape.
Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ Is Streaming Ahead Of Release — uproxx.com
’Golden Hour’ comes out on March 30th via MCA Nashville.
Facebook's Got Problems. They're Going to Impact Your Radio Station. — jacobsmedia.com
As Facebook reacts to pressure over its role in the 2016 election, radio stations across America are seeing their social media interaction decline. What should they do about it?