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
How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Musictheringer.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
JAY-Z Album Arrives On All Streaming Platforms — Except Spotifywww.billboard.com

With the full roll-out of Jay-Z’s new 4:44 album unfolding over the last week, the new release now appears to be available on all the major streaming platforms—with one rather conspicuous exception.

This DJ Has Released the First Full-Length Album Using the Ethereum Blockchain
This DJ Has Released the First Full-Length Album Using the Ethereum Blockchainmotherboard.vice.com
RAC has collaborated with a number of familiar artists on ‘EGO,’ the first album that can be bought on the ethereum blockchain.

Only one winner in a streaming music industry where some are on the brink
Only one winner in a streaming music industry where some are on the brinkwww.nbr.co.nz
The secret to its success.

As podcast analytics get better, who wins and who loses?
As podcast analytics get better, who wins and who loses?www.recode.net
Apple is going to start sharing more data about podcasts with their creators. Hot Pod’s Nick Quah breaks down what that means on Recode Media.

Select Prince Music Videos & Performances Are Now Streaming On Vevo
Select Prince Music Videos & Performances Are Now Streaming On Vevowww.billboard.com

Many of Prince’s iconic music videos and performances — like “When Doves Cry” and “Take Me With U” — will now live on through Vevo.

Here’s what happened the last time audio producers got better data
Here’s what happened the last time audio producers got better datawww.niemanlab.org
When radio ratings got more precise, it changed how programmers saw their audience. Are podcasters heading for something similar?

Jay Z's 4:44 Platinum Status: The Beginning of The End for TIDAL
Jay Z's 4:44 Platinum Status: The Beginning of The End for TIDALwww.digitalmusicnews.com
In less than a week, Jay Z’s TIDAL-exclusive album went platinum. Here’s why this actually spells the end for TIDAL.

This music platform's AI reckons it knows your taste in concerts
This music platform's AI reckons it knows your taste in concertswww.zdnet.com
By applying machine learning to music fans’ data, Spanish startup WeGow has added concert recommendations to fan chat and ticketing.

Ticketmaster pilots audio data ticketing system
Ticketmaster pilots audio data ticketing systemwww.musicweek.com
Company links with tech firm Lisnr to create app, which uses silent signals emitted and received by smartphones to track who is entering a gig

Whatever happened to Muzak? It's now Mood, and it's not elevator music
Whatever happened to Muzak? It's now Mood, and it's not elevator musicwww.latimes.com
Nowadays, the musical manipulation of consumers’ behavior is both more entertaining and presumably more effective.