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Issue #214: Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?; Spotify Has 60 Million Subscribers

Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star? — blog.dataart.com From streaming services and on-demand music platforms to connected cars and other IoT devices, is traditional radio taking a backseat to the internet for introducing new artists to the world? Spotify Has 60 Million Subscribers — fortune.com Spotify now has 60 million paying subscribers, adding 10 […]

Issue #212: Goodbye iPod; Esperanza Spalding to Record an Album on Facebook Live

Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes — www.wired.com Today officially marks the end of Apple’s era of standalone music players. From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music — blog.soprasteria.com Spotify is constantly and continuously evolving: From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music. YouTube Red and […]

Issue #211: Hi-Res Audio: New Standard Or Cash Grab?; The Chinese Music Business is Set to Explode

Hi-Res Audio: New Standard Or Cash Grab? — blog.dataart.com As a growing number of streaming platforms offer higher quality audio options for an additional cost, a question arises: How many consumers are truly willing to pay more for hi-res audio files? Sweet streams: How concert video is democratising the live biz — www.iq-mag.net Leading execs […]

Issue #203: How Bitcoin Technology Could Save Streaming Music Revenue; Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service

How Bitcoin Technology Could Save Streaming Music Revenue — www.laweekly.com It’s the biggest dilemma facing the modern music industry: how to fairly compensate artists for digitally distributed music. Do cryptocurrencies like… Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming service — www.washingtonpost.com Labels accuse YouTube of being the biggest threat to […]

Issue #202: Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots; Winamp’s Woes: The New Streaming World

Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots — www.billboard.com As artists and their record labels try to muscle their way to the top of the streaming charts, Spotify calls all hands on deck to field the promotional onslaught. Winamp’s Woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself — arstechnica.com 15 years […]

Issue #201: What if Spotify’s Daily Mix Was a Standalone Product?; How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music

What if Spotify turned Daily Mix into a standalone product? — www.musicxtechxfuture.com Implementing the obvious missing feature could point to a new product direction for Spotify. How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music — theringer.com Streaming giant SoundCloud laid off 40 percent of its staff Thursday, but losing the streaming service would change how both artists and […]

Issue #198: How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music; This DJ Has Released the First Full-Length Album Using the Ethereum Blockchain

How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music — theringer.com Streaming giant SoundCloud laid off 40 percent of its staff Thursday, but losing the streaming service would change how both artists and listeners experience music JAY-Z Album Arrives On All Streaming Platforms — Except Spotify — www.billboard.com With the full roll-out of Jay-Z’s new 4:44 album unfolding […]

Issue #187: Blockchains and the Future of Digital Music; Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Labels

Blockchains and the Future of Digital Music — gowlingwlg.com Some technological revolutions come suddenly, others come slowly, but this one is coming in regimented ten minute updates to a distributed public ledger. Heralded as the next great step forward for the Internet, blockchain technology is already turning heads in the finance world, and is attracting […]