Issue #205: SiriusXM Becomes Music’s New Best Frenemy; Despacito Breaks Global Streaming Record

SiriusXM Becomes Music's New Best Frenemy Amid Pandora Investment & Capitol Hill Debates
SiriusXM Becomes Music's New Best Frenemy Amid Pandora Investment & Capitol Hill Debateswww.billboard.com
With Congress set to address pre-1972 copyright laws, labels are lining up against the satellite radio service — with the two sides preparing to battle over millions.

Judge Rejects Lawsuits Over Internet Music Prices
Judge Rejects Lawsuits Over Internet Music Pricesfortune.com
It’s an 11-year-old suit over Internet music prices that is a win for Sony and Warner Music.

Despacito breaks global streaming record
Despacito breaks global streaming recordwww.bbc.com
Luis Fonsi’s single becomes the most-streamed song of all time, overtaking Justin Bieber’s Sorry.

The Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music Lovers
The Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music Loverswww.vulture.com
SoundCloud is reportedly closer to running out of funds than many expected.

Deezer Bets on the Beautiful Game to Score More U.S. Subscribers
Deezer Bets on the Beautiful Game to Score More U.S. Subscriberswww.billboard.com
FC Barcelona’s U.S. initiatives represent an under-exploited – opportunity for its partner music service to score new subscribers.

This Is How Streaming Became the New Platinum Standard
This Is How Streaming Became the New Platinum Standardwww.xxlmag.com
XXL gives an inside look at how streaming has changed the music industry.

A Team of Volunteers Is Archiving SoundCloud in Case It Dies
A Team of Volunteers Is Archiving SoundCloud in Case It Diesmotherboard.vice.com
Spurred by recent reports the German streaming music and audio company may be running out of cash, The Archive Team is racing to preserve sound files—at high cost.

Spotify Continues To Adapt With The Streaming World
Spotify Continues To Adapt With The Streaming Worldwww.dailyrindblog.com
With streaming services in constant flux, we’ve decided to touch on recent updates that have surfaced for Spotify including Spotify for Artists and Codes.

The Rise of Internet Radio in Shanghai
The Rise of Internet Radio in Shanghaiwww.cityweekend.com.cn
The Beat: The Rise of Internet Radio in Shanghai. While clubs in this city have never been in short supply but music radio seems to be in its emerging stages. 

Streaming is now the dominant platform for music consumption
Streaming is now the dominant platform for music consumptionwww.forbesindia.com

Aggregate earnings of the Celebrity 100 directly related to streaming has surged to $387 million from $177 million last year.

Nothing Good Lasts Forever, So Back Up Your Music
Nothing Good Lasts Forever, So Back Up Your Musicthump.vice.com
The recent SoundCloud news has sent a ripple of file anxiety through the music community.