Issue #199: 5 Streaming Trends to Watch This Summer; JQBX Lets You Stream Music with Friends; Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streams

5 Streaming Trends to watch this Summer
5 Streaming Trends to watch this Summerblog.midem.com
The evolution of the streaming music industry raises important questions about ownership and revenue. Discover 5 trends to watch this summer!

SoundCloud matters because artists and labels depend on discovery
SoundCloud matters because artists and labels depend on discoverycdm.link
Criticize SoundCloud’s enormous growth if you like – but that growth built an audience, one the music world might miss if it were gone.

Making Music A ‘Verb’ Again — Why The Music Industry Needs Computer Coders
Making Music A ‘Verb’ Again — Why The Music Industry Needs Computer Codersmedium.com
As Andrew Dubber’s quote emphasises, artists and record labels are the beating heart of an expanded music industry that includes tech companies — and we need to remain so.

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends
JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friendstech.co

With so many options available for streaming music, fans are still seeking better discovery options. That’s why JQBX was created.

Nielsen: on-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last year
Nielsen: on-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last yeartechcrunch.com
A new report from Nielsen out this week paints a picture of the booming on-demand audio streaming business, pointing to a significant increase in consumers’..

Which of These Fledgling Music Services Will Still Exist in 2018?
Which of These Fledgling Music Services Will Still Exist in 2018?www.dailydot.com
Pandora? SoundCloud? Things are moving at such a rapid pace that there is no guarantee the music streaming service you use today will be around next year.

Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streams
Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streamsmusic3point0.com
A hit record requires a whole different mindset when it comes to streaming numbers in today’s music economy, and 2 billion streams is becoming more common.

Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the U.S.
Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the U.S.platformandstream.com
Dolby announced Chicago club Sound-Bar will boast the first Dolby Atmos music entertainment experience in a club in the United States.

Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved
Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Savedwww.fastcompany.com
The 10-year-old music streaming service just laid off 40% of its staff. Is an acquisition imminent?

Podchaser, an “IMDb for podcasts,” is building a big tags-based database to help people discover shows
Podchaser, an “IMDb for podcasts,” is building a big tags-based database to help people discover showswww.niemanlab.org
“One of our big advantages is we’re trying to build this bottom-up, feature-wise, and talking to a hundred different podcasts and tons of listeners and asking exactly what they want.”

Fender Play helps guitar players learn songs rather than master guitar
Fender Play helps guitar players learn songs rather than master guitarwww.cnbc.com
Fender is going online to convert guitar newbies into long-term customers.