JAAK Moves Ahead with Blockchain Pilot, Joined by BMG, GMR, Warner — variety.com
London-based tech start-up JAAK has announced a successful pilot of its blockchain network, KORD. Pilot participants include BMG, Global Music Rights, Outdustry, Phoenix Music International Ltd, Sentric, Warner Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music.
Pirate Radio Stations Explode on YouTube — www.nytimes.com
A trick of YouTube’s algorithms has led to the blossoming of hundreds of unlicensed, independent radio stations on the site, reminiscent of an age of underground broadcasts in the previous century.
Music's New Chart Rules Care — a Lot — About Whether You're Paying to Listen — www.rollingstone.com
Paid streams now count three times as much on free streams on Billboard’s album charts
Music consumption in the era of smart speakers — medium.com
Just over five years ago I wrote a piece called ‘Music collections in the era of the cloud’, in which I lamented the then-contemporary streaming services’ inabilities to properly represent a users’…
Spotify & Instagram Partner So Users Can Share What They're Listening To in Stories — www.billboard.com
Spotify and Instagram announced a new partnership on Tuesday that will allow users to share what their listening to via their Instagram Stories or Instagram Direct and even encourage their followers and friends to tune in as well.
Pandora Reports $319B in Q1 Earnings With 19% Subscriber Growth — www.billboard.com
Pandora have released their financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 31, 2018.
Work-For-Hire Websites Give New Life to Songwriters, Producers and Beatmakers — www.billboard.com
New on-line companies like SoundBetter and BeatStars give artists and producers a new lifeline.
Adrian Swish is the Founder/ CEO of Swish Management and Digital Currensy Inc. He is on a mission to revolutionize the way creators get paid royalties and the way they pay each other.
YouTube May Bring An Abbreviated Version Of Its Content ID Copyright Tool To The Masses — www.tubefilter.com
“[Content Match] will let you identify who reuploaders are and let you take some actions,” explains product manager Barbara Macdonald — including doing nothing, contacting offending channels, or asking YouTube to delete the video in question.
While execs might not use the words “vertical integration,” that goal is arguably alive and well within the company.
Music streaming apps: Why it takes a telco to tango — www.financialexpress.com
JioMusic, the free-to-use music app, topped the charts in terms of unique visitors which stood at 19 million in February this year.