Issue #210: Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming; Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers

Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis
Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysiswww.billboard.com
Taking a close look at the gap between music accelerators and venture capitalists in 2017.

Microsoft Finding New Ways To Deploy Its Tech In The Music World
Microsoft Finding New Ways To Deploy Its Tech In The Music Worldwww.forbes.com
Microsoft’s Music x Technology program collaborates with artists to help their tech-driven visions come to life, most recently with the touring show for Washed Out’s multimedia album Mister Mellow.

Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers
Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers djtechtools.com

Love them or hate them, the online music platform Soundcloud has been a fundamental force in the development of modern DJ and production cultures.

Without Spotify, Jay-Z may be forsaking $1 million a week in keeping his "4:44" album off the free streaming service
Without Spotify, Jay-Z may be forsaking $1 million a week in keeping his "4:44" album off the free streaming serviceqz.com
Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44, started off as an exclusive to Tidal, the streaming company he owns, and is now available on Amazon and Apple Music as well—but not Spotify.

An iPod Shuffle for Spotify is surprisingly essential
An iPod Shuffle for Spotify is surprisingly essentialwww.engadget.com
Thanks to Baby Driver, we’ve all been reminded of our love affair for the MP3 player — namely the iPod. Now that Apple Music, Spotify and others allow us to ca…

Stingray Music App Tops 2 Million Downloads
Stingray Music App Tops 2 Million Downloadsplatformandstream.com
Stingray has a good reason to proudly wave its maple leaf today. The Stingray Music mobile app – the only 100% Canadian-made free music app – hit a major milestone by topping 2 million downloads, doubling the number reached in 2016.

Why Can’t Spotify Stop Getting Sued? It’s More Complex Than It Sounds
Why Can’t Spotify Stop Getting Sued? It’s More Complex Than It Soundswww.fastcompany.com
As it prepares to go public, Spotify faces yet another lawsuit over unpaid royalties. But who’s really to blame for this lingering problem?

Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion
Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansionwww.hypebot.com

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both masters and publishing, and to further expand internationally.

Spotify's Restricted, Paid-Only Content Expected to Start This Fall
Spotify's Restricted, Paid-Only Content Expected to Start This Fallwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Spotify has signed a major licensing deal with yet another major label. But, what does this mean for users who listen to Spotify for free?

Social media star Jake Paul joins LiveXLive
Social media star Jake Paul joins LiveXLivewww.iq-mag.net
Jake Paul, whose debut single garnered 27m YouTube views in a week, joins Amanda Cerny and King Bach at LiveXLive as it pushes into original content.

Surround Sound? You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet
Surround Sound? You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yetwww.nytimes.com
At Empac, musicians and technicians are learning to work with sophisticated advances in spatial audio technologies.