The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed Music — www.vulture.com
Making money in the music industry is more complicated than ever, but artists are finding new ways to game the system.
Jimmy Iovine blames labels, YouTube and Billboard for bad albums — musically.com
Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has been making waves again, with an interview for Beats 1 in which he criticises labels for their handling of YouTube.
SoundCloud cuts 40% of its staff in the music streaming service’s push for profitability — business.financialpost.com
The music streaming service has about 175 million listeners who are drawn to its expansive library of songs, dance mixes, podcasts and other user-generated content
The Art of Windowing: Why 4:44 is a Different Kind of Exclusive — musicindustryblog.wordpress.com
This is a guest post from MIDiA’s Media and Music Analyst Zach Fuller. For a brief moment last year, windowing seemed like the future of music streaming.
After debuting his new album exclusively on his own Tidal music streaming service last week, today Apple Music is premiering the first music video from the release despite still not offering the actual album.
How To Get People To Follow Your Spotify Playlists — www.hypebot.com
After spending many laborious hours crafting the perfect Spotify playlist, it can be understandably disappointing to discover next to no one one is following.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Promotes Spring Aspers to Head of Music — www.billboard.com
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the promotion of Spring Aspers to head of music. Formerly, Aspers held the title of executive vice president, music creative affairs.