Issue #196: Soundcloud Could Transform Deezer’s Market Narrative; Music Report Confirms Streaming Has Become A Gusher

How Soundcloud Could Transform Deezer’s Market Narrative
How Soundcloud Could Transform Deezer’s Market Narrativemusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

News has emerged of Deezer being a potential buyer of troubled Soundcloud. This follows on from Spotify’s prolonged but ultimately abortive courting last year.

Nielsen's Mid-Year Music Report Confirms Streaming Has Become A Gusher
Nielsen's Mid-Year Music Report Confirms Streaming Has Become A Gusherwww.forbes.com
Today comes further confirmation of streaming’s dominance. According to Nielsen’s midyear music report, on-demand audio streams topped 184 billion, up 62.4% over the first six months of last year.

Music Industry Didn't Learn From Its Digital Destruction
Music Industry Didn't Learn From Its Digital Destructionwww.bloomberg.com
The power brokers aren’t responsible for its revival.

Kanye West Is Reportedly Done With Exclusive Streaming Releases for His Music
Kanye West Is Reportedly Done With Exclusive Streaming Releases for His Musicwww.complex.com
TMZ reports Kanye West wants to stop doing exclusive releases with music streaming services.

Spotify Premium Users Can Now Adjust Track Playback Position From the iOS Lock Screen
Spotify Premium Users Can Now Adjust Track Playback Position From the iOS Lock Screenwww.macrumors.com
Spotify has quietly added the ability for users to adjust the playback position of the currently playing track directly from the iOS lock screen.

How Streaming Services Are Saving the Music Industry
How Streaming Services Are Saving the Music Industrywww.bloomberg.com

David Israelite, National Music Publishers Association’s chief executive officer, discusses the impact of streaming services on the music industry with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn and Anna Edwards on “Bloomberg Markets.

White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' streams up 16,893%
White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' streams up 16,893%www.nme.com

The White Stripes’ streams for ‘Seven Nation Army’ have increased by 16,893% following Jeremy Corbyn chants at Glastonbury.

971k pirate downloads of Jay-Z album in first 72 hours says Muso
971k pirate downloads of Jay-Z album in first 72 hours says Musomusically.com
The exclusivity arrangements around Jay-Z’s new album ‘4.44’ meant that even brand-new Tidal subscribers couldn’t stream the album.

Hennepin County Library launching music streaming service featuring local artists
Hennepin County Library launching music streaming service featuring local artistswww.fox9.com
Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and now MnSpin – that’s the name of the new online music streaming and download service the Hennepin County Library is launching this year.

Plymouth professor's 'digi hat' could rock music streaming
Plymouth professor's 'digi hat' could rock music streamingwww.bbc.com
A hat that measures brain signals is tipped to be the future of music on the go.