Issue #213: The Three Eras of Paid Streaming; Should Spotify Lose Free Subscriptions?

The Three Eras Of Paid Streaming
The Three Eras Of Paid Streamingmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com
Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the market, and indeed whether they should.

Spotify Needs to Lose Free Subscriptions
Spotify Needs to Lose Free Subscriptionsvariety.com
Spotify needs to ditch its free subscriptions to boost profits and appease the major record labels.

The iPod is dead, now let's kill iTunes
The iPod is dead, now let's kill iTuneswww.cnet.com
Apple just killed off its groundbreaking music player. It’s the perfect opportunity to whack iTunes, too.

Fake Artists and Fake Streams: Fact or Fiction?
Fake Artists and Fake Streams: Fact or Fiction?medium.com
Imagine being a young artist trying to find an entrance into the music industry, dreaming of developing a successful career. Think it’s hard to execute?

SiriusXM Launches New Tour for Coffee House Radio Artists
SiriusXM Launches New Tour for Coffee House Radio Artistswww.billboard.com
After a run of successful concert tours for emerging artists tied to its Alt Nation and The Highway channels, SiriusXM is touring three emerging artists from its Coffee House channel this summer.

The SoundCloud You Loved Is Doomed
The SoundCloud You Loved Is Doomedpitchfork.com
Amid rumors of bankruptcy, SoundCloud finds itself where many of its forebears have: slouching unsuccessfully towards scale and profitability.

TIDAL’s Broken Promises
TIDAL’s Broken Promisesmedium.com
After Tidal jumped out the gate with a press conference debacle that just seemed like a bunch of celebrities jacking eachother off, the backlash was swift. “…the entire music industry stood on a…

Deezer gets a big audio boon thanks to link-up with podcast pioneers AudioBoom
Deezer gets a big audio boon thanks to link-up with podcast pioneers AudioBoomwww.techradar.com
Hundreds of new podcasts now available through Deezer.

Grand Ole Opry Launches Eight New Digital Series
Grand Ole Opry Launches Eight New Digital Serieswww.udiscovermusic.com
The Grand Ole Opry has announced the launch of eight new digital series, to debut on the Opry’s YouTube channel during August 2017.

Lyor Cohen On the Streaming Business, Combining YouTube Red and Google Play, and SoundCloud's 'Sad Experience'
Lyor Cohen On the Streaming Business, Combining YouTube Red and Google Play, and SoundCloud's 'Sad Experience'www.billboard.com
Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music, last night expounded on a range of topics at a music business power panel hosted by the Tommy Boy chairman and New Music Seminar founder Tom Silverman.

Trent Reznor on his new music, the future of streaming...
Trent Reznor on his new music, the future of streaming…www.vulture.com

Working under the Apple umbrella, I have a unique opportunity to work on a streaming service from the inside. I thought I could help set a precedent where artists could actually be paid and the fans could feel like they were dealing with a service run by people who actually care about music.