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
How Bitcoin Technology Could Save Streaming Music Revenuewww.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
Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming servicewww.washingtonpost.com
Labels accuse YouTube of being the biggest threat to the industry since piracy in the 2000s.

Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service
Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Servicemusicindustryblog.wordpress.com
At MIDiA we have long argued that Amazon is the dark horse of streaming music.

SoundCloud reportedly only has 80 days left to live (unless Chance the Rapper can save it)
SoundCloud reportedly only has 80 days left to live (unless Chance the Rapper can save it)qz.com

The streaming apocalypse is in full swing. Despite launching an on-demand subscription service last year to rival that of streaming juggernauts Apple Music and Spotify, SoundCloud has not had an easy time.

Spotify's Tuma Basa On Curating RapCaviar, What Not to Do When Pitching and Why He's No 'Gatekeeper'
Spotify's Tuma Basa On Curating RapCaviar, What Not to Do When Pitching and Why He's No 'Gatekeeper'www.billboard.com
Spotify’s Tuma Basa walks Billboard through the process of pitching and placing artists and songs on playlists at the world’s largest streaming service.

Warner Music Acquires Songkick, the Concert Discovery App
Warner Music Acquires Songkick, the Concert Discovery Appwww.billboard.com
Warner Music Group has acquired many of the core assets of concert discovery platform Songkick, including its website and app, along with the trademark.

Facebook reveals plans to negotiate with existing digital music platforms
Facebook reveals plans to negotiate with existing digital music platformswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Back in March, MBW revealed that Facebook was hiring for no less than three senior positions – all focused on the direct licensing of music.

When Musical Artists and the Blockchain Converge
When Musical Artists and the Blockchain Convergewww.nasdaq.com
Shutterstock photoBy Michael ScottThe 1999 launch of the file sharing service Napster was a seismic wake up call for the music industry. For many.

Why Did Spotify Hire This Expert In Music-Making AI?
Why Did Spotify Hire This Expert In Music-Making AI?www.fastcompany.com
As “fake artists” rack up millions of Spotify plays, the company’s new AI lab–intended to help artists–has raised the specter of songs written by robots.

Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastes
Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastestechcrunch.com
It’s no longer enough to simply offer on-demand music as part of the value proposition for music streaming services – you have to enable discovery of new..

Lessons Learned From LAMC: Streaming, Syncs and Immigration
Lessons Learned From LAMC: Streaming, Syncs and Immigrationwww.billboard.com
The Latin Alternative Music Conference hosted a series of panel discussions tailored for the different conundrums that arise when U.S., Latin and Latin American artists try to swim in the mainstream of the music business in the United States.