Issue #209: Spotify, Warner Music Close to Deal; Aphex Twin Debuts Micro Streaming Service; Tiny Desk Concert Has Big Impact

Spotify, Warner hope to clinch royalty deal by September
Spotify, Warner hope to clinch royalty deal by Septemberwww.reuters.com

Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: As Powerful For Musicians As Late Night?
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: As Powerful For Musicians As Late Night?www.forbes.com
While late night television has always been the go-to place for managers to showcase emerging talent, there’s a much tinier alternative that can drive just as much growth on social media.

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away
How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists awaywww.theverge.com
‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’

Dollars and No Sense
Dollars and No Sensewww.theindustryobserver.com.au

Is the digital revolution leaving artists and consumers behind?

Aphex Twin launches micro streaming service full of Aphex Twin songs
Aphex Twin launches micro streaming service full of Aphex Twin songswww.theverge.com
Now comfortably outside of a 13-year, mid-career retirement, Aphex Twin has made it easier than ever for fans to listen to his music all in one place. The musician (born Richard D. James) unveiled…

How to Sell Music Online
How to Sell Music Onlineblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Streaming sites, like Spotify and Pandora, may be hard to distribute your music to nowadays, and you want to make the most of your work without spending a lot of money.

SoundCloud: Why the Streaming Service is In Deep Trouble
SoundCloud: Why the Streaming Service is In Deep Troublefortune.com
SoundCloud’s technical problems and limited opportunities are pushing creators away.

How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets
How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secretsflypaper.soundfly.com
Sync licensing opens up a whole world of revenue and exposure for your music. Here are key tips from industry pros on how to secure placements and get paid.

Spotify has a problem that only the independent music community can solve.
Spotify has a problem that only the independent music community can solve.medium.com
Let me start this article by saying I’m a huge fan of Spotify both as a music fan and a record label owner. Spotify makes up a big chunk of our labels monthly revenue and seems to be contributing a…

Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royalties
Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royaltiesmusically.com
Startup Paperchain has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the music industry’s problem with unattributed royalties and unidentified rights owners.

SoundCloud isn't the only streaming firm struggling to make music pay
SoundCloud isn't the only streaming firm struggling to make music paywww.wired.co.uk
Legal streaming services such as Soundcloud and Spotify have caused piracy rates to plummet, but money is still proving hard to come by