Issue #235: Deezer Expands, Rebrands HiFi Offerings; Report: Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030

Deezer Expanding and Rebranding High-Fidelity Offerings, Integrating With Voice Enabled Services
Deezer Expanding and Rebranding High-Fidelity Offerings, Integrating With Voice Enabled Serviceswww.billboard.com
Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service, today announced it is expanding its high fidelity audio offerings and partnerships as well as rebranding its audiophile tier from Deezer Elite to Deezer HiFi

Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030 According to New Goldman Sachs Report
Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030 According to New Goldman Sachs Reportwww.billboard.com
A Goldman Sachs analyst forecasted that streaming will account for $34 billion of all revenues, with $28 billion coming from paid subscriptions and $6 billion from ad-supported streaming services.

Spotify's new 'Upstream' podcast taps top brand execs for culture forecasting
Spotify's new 'Upstream' podcast taps top brand execs for culture forecasting www.campaignlive.com

Debut run of seven episodes includes leaders from Dropbox, Airbnb, Gimlet and IBM.

What Song Is This? Find and Identify Music Now
What Song Is This? Find and Identify Music Nowwww.billboard.com
“What song is this?” We’ve all been there. Here’s a list of ways to discover the name of that song, whether you’re on the road, in the club, sifting through old mix CDs, or just remembering your favorite song from 1987.

Sony/ATV Launches App for 'SCORE' Royalty Portal
Sony/ATV Launches App for 'SCORE' Royalty Portalwww.billboard.com
After giving its SCORE royalty portal a makeover in May, Sony/ATV Music Publishing is today (Aug 29) launching an app version of the service, allowing songwriters to access real-time data about their earnings on iOS and Android.

How A Full-time Solo Pianist Made A Living Via Streaming Royalties
How A Full-time Solo Pianist Made A Living Via Streaming Royaltieswww.hypebot.com

Michele McLaughlin, a full time solo pianist explains how she has been able to successfully earn a living from her streaming music royalties. CD Baby’s Chris Robley chats with her about the unique opportunities she’s found on Pandora, Spotify and other streaming platforms.

The Faction Radio, A New Haven For Heavy Music Streaming
The Faction Radio, A New Haven For Heavy Music Streamingwww.killyourstereo.com
The Faction Radio, a new heavy music service to wrap your ears around.

Creative Artificial Intelligence in Music
Creative Artificial Intelligence in Musicmedium.com
Now that we’re past the first songs composed by artificial intelligence, do you think using AI is the logical next step in optimizing the generation of music for the film, television and games…

You can now play your music across multiple Echo devices
You can now play your music across multiple Echo devicestechcrunch.com
Amazon this morning announced a new feature for its Echo devices called “multi-room music,” which allows owners with more than one Echo to control where their..

Issue #234: Bowie’s Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify; TuneIn Premieres ‘Indieclectic’; LANDR Gets Your Tracks on Streaming Services

David Bowie's Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify
David Bowie's Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotifywww.billboard.com
Bowie has reached a billion streams.

YouTube Unveils New Logo, Look and Features
YouTube Unveils New Logo, Look and Featureswww.billboard.com
The Internet’s most popular video hosting site—last reported at 1.5 billion monthly users—is releasing updates that will bring a “new level of functionality and a more consistent look” for both desktop and mobile platforms.

TuneIn Premieres New Wide-Reaching 'Indieclectic' Radio Station
TuneIn Premieres New Wide-Reaching 'Indieclectic' Radio Stationwww.billboard.com
For music fans looking for what’s next, TuneIn is launching the new radio station Indieclectic. Premiering Monday (Aug. 28), Indieclectic is programmed and hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez.

Amazon Music Unlimited is now cheaper for students
Amazon Music Unlimited is now cheaper for studentswww.engadget.com
Sigh, it’s that time of the year again. Despacito may still be atop the charts, but summer is dwindling, meaning it’s time to head back to school.

Charlie Shrem Thinks Music Industry is Ripe for Disruption
Charlie Shrem Thinks Music Industry is Ripe for Disruptioncointelegraph.com
Disrupting the status quo and providing new opportunities to musicians is made possible with Viberate’s upcoming Vibe tokens.

Akon Partners With Music Bi to Change How the Continent Listens to Music
Akon Partners With Music Bi to Change How the Continent Listens to Musicallafrica.com
Senegalese-American singer Akon has announced he is purchasing 50% of Senegalese company Musik Bi to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with global competitors. Musik Bi is Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads.

6 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns That We're Totally Rooting for Right Now
6 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns That We're Totally Rooting for Right Now flypaper.soundfly.com
From telling the stories of women in Upper Egypt to an insult-filled piano method book, here are some of our favorite current crowdfunding campaigns!

LANDR aims to make it easier than ever to release your music on multiple platforms
LANDR aims to make it easier than ever to release your music on multiple platforms www.musicradar.com
New distribution service gets you on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more

Hurricane Harvey's Flooding Wreaks Havoc On the Houston Radio Community
Hurricane Harvey's Flooding Wreaks Havoc On the Houston Radio Communitywww.billboard.com
As the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate east Texas, the country remains glued to TV news coverage, particularly of the massive flooding in Houston.

First Listen: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
First Listen: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangersgardenandgun.com

Stream a new song from The Long Awaited Album, Martin’s forthcoming record with the award-winning bluegrass band.

Goldman Sachs: Universal is worth $23.5bn - and streaming revenues will jump 500%+ by 2030
Goldman Sachs: Universal is worth $23.5bn – and streaming revenues will jump 500%+ by 2030www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The global music business is about to explode thanks to streaming – and its biggest rights-holders are going to be worth a fortune.

Weekly Playlist | New Adventures In Spotify Volume 8

deep tracks, hidden gems, classic tunes and new releases

When you open up the playlist with The Byrds’ “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” you know it’s going to be a good one. This is followed by a track from Marty Stuart’s latest album, which is easily a top ten for the year so far. The original, Hall & Oates version of “She’s Gone” always reigns supreme, but the Lou Rawls version is right up there for me. Love it! And then it’s one excellent track after the other – from Frank Zappa, Little Richard, and Guy Clark, to Poco, Travis, Jackson 5, Jimmy Cliff and so many more!

Issue #233: Pandora Partners With Fitbit; Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industry; Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Future

Pandora Partners With Fitbit Smartwatch As Exclusive Music Streamer
Pandora Partners With Fitbit Smartwatch As Exclusive Music Streamerwww.hypebot.com

Pandora has partnered with Fitbit as the exclusive music streaming provider for their new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industry
Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industryvariety.com
NMPA president/CEO David Israelite responded to YouTube head of music Lyor Cohen’s recent blog post.

How Pitchfork Plans On Creating A VR Presence With Its New Music Channel
How Pitchfork Plans On Creating A VR Presence With Its New Music Channelwww.alistdaily.com

Pitchfork is positioning its online music magazine and video strategy in the immersive vertical of virtual reality.

Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?
Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?www.nytimes.com
If the music-streaming service disappeared, a culture might vanish too. A conversation about where the tech and culture worlds collide, on Popcast.

Lessons from the WiMPs who created TIDAL
Lessons from the WiMPs who created TIDALwww.kjartanslette.com
This text is intended to shed some light of the early mistakes at WiMP (now TIDAL) and how the Norwegian startup ecosystem can avoid some of the same mistakes.

Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Future
Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Futurethemerkle.com

More and more people these days want to get paid for their work in cryptocurrencies. While individuals can and do use payroll services to accomplish this, some would prefer to be paid directly in cryptocurrency without the need for a middleman.

Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Digital Power Players, Guiding the Future in Music and Tech
Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Digital Power Players, Guiding the Future in Music and Techwww.billboard.com
As streaming drives the $15.7 billion global music business, these 50 executives, deep in data and from every industry sector, are on the cutting edge of music and tech.

Spotify’s VP of Growth: CRM is much more than off-the-shelf software
Spotify’s VP of Growth: CRM is much more than off-the-shelf softwaremartechtoday.com
For Mayur Gupta, everything a digitally based brand does revolves around understanding what the customer needs, and when.

Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video Tops Adele's Vevo Record
Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video Tops Adele's Vevo Recordwww.billboard.com
Another day, another new record set by Taylor Swift. The singer’s new ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ video is on track to break Vevo’s 24-hour record, which was most recently held by Adele’s ‘Hello’ video.

Merlin Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Indie Sector Since Launch
Merlin Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Indie Sector Since Launchwww.billboard.com
Since launching in May 2008, Merlin has paid out $1 billion to its 20,000 independent record labels and distributors in 53 countries around the world.

Issue #232: Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yet; Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Era

Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yet
Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yetwww.billboard.com
As the industry awaits Spotify’s stock market entry — and the sector itself reaches for the mainstream consumer — the major players usher in new leadership, products and incentives.

Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Era
Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Erawww.billboard.com
In a streaming world, one of the industry’s most traditionally dominant genres struggles to keep up.

Elon Musk Responds to Tesla Music Streaming Service Speculation
Elon Musk Responds to Tesla Music Streaming Service Speculationfuturism.com
A report from a “Tesla tinkerer” who is known to pick apart Tesla’s software code has discovered a possible music streaming service called “TTunes.”

Fanburst could be the future of music platforms
Fanburst could be the future of music platformsmedium.com
If you’re not familiar with Fanburst, it’s the latest in a long line of Soundcloud alternatives that have emerged in the past couple of years.

Dolby is now designing speakers for laptops
Dolby is now designing speakers for laptopswww.theverge.com

It’s no longer just about the software.

It may look retro, but the Ruark R7 MkIII has Spotify inside, and a lot more
It may look retro, but the Ruark R7 MkIII has Spotify inside, and a lot morewww.digitaltrends.com
The retro Ruark R7 audio system provides a complete musical experience with Spotify Connect, AptX HD Bluetooth, a CD player, radio, and more.

Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of 'Look'
Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of 'Look'www.billboard.com

Taylor Swift set a new global first-day streaming record with her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which logged more than 8 million same-day streams, Spotify said Saturday.

Music streaming: a beginner's guide
Music streaming: a beginner's guidewww.gramophone.co.uk

The music industry observers seem to have already called it: streaming is taking over the world, and the days of ‘physical media’ – music on discs – are numbered.

Is “platform” the right metaphor for the technology companies that dominate digital media?
Is “platform” the right metaphor for the technology companies that dominate digital media?www.niemanlab.org
Metaphors don’t just highlight a comparison — they also downplay the aspects they don’t capture. And “platform” papers over some of the big questions social media raises.

Policy coming to protect online music
Policy coming to protect online musicjamaica-gleaner.com
Digital platforms on which artistes worldwide are able to share their music have seen significant growth in recent years.

Issue #231: Spotify, Warner Music Renew Licensing Deal; Soundcloud, Pandora & Tidal: How Will Each New CEO Fare?

Spotify and Warner Music Group Come To Terms on New Licensing Deal
Spotify and Warner Music Group Come To Terms on New Licensing Dealwww.billboard.com
Spotify renewed its licensing deal with Warner Music Group, giving the streaming service agreements with all three major record companies that pave the way for it to go public.

Soundcloud, Pandora & Tidal: How Will Each New CEO Fare?
Soundcloud, Pandora & Tidal: How Will Each New CEO Fare?www.billboard.com
SoundCloud, TIDAL and Pandora announced new chief executives within a seven-day span this month. How will each fare in the digital music race? Says one record-label exec: “They’re all dressing themselves up for a sale.”

How I Got Verified on Spotify and Apple Music
How I Got Verified on Spotify and Apple Musicblog.landr.com
If you just released your music, you’re probably wondering how to get verified. Here’s how I took control of my Spotify and Apple Music artist profiles.

The next media revolution will come from driverless cars
The next media revolution will come from driverless carswww.wired.co.uk

Instead of just listening, drivers and passengers will finally be able to watch video and play games.

Podcasting Is the New Talk-Radio
Podcasting Is the New Talk-Radiowww.theatlantic.com
The intimacy of the format has the potential to make listeners feel things—and emotional resonance affects how people perceive information.

The problem with the new Apple Music app’s design
The problem with the new Apple Music app’s designmedium.com
At WWDC 2016, Apple introduced a new Apple Music app for iOS. This app was intended to be the home for the majority of users’ music libraries and Apple’s streaming service. It featured a radically…

Musiconomi, Jaxx Announce Partnership
Musiconomi, Jaxx Announce Partnershipplatformandstream.com
Musiconomi, the blockchain-based music ecosystem, today announced that Jaxx, the leading multi-asset digital wallet, as its official wallet partner.

Musical.ly's iPhone App Gets Redesign, Profile Videos, and Similar Video Suggestions
Musical.ly's iPhone App Gets Redesign, Profile Videos, and Similar Video Suggestionswww.macrumors.com
Social video app Musical.ly has been updated to version 6.0.1 today, bringing a few notable additions like a refresh to the overall design of the…

ART19 Secures $7.5 Million From Bertelsmann & Others to Boost Podcasting Tech
ART19 Secures $7.5 Million From Bertelsmann & Others to Boost Podcasting Techwww.billboard.com
ART19 who works with customers like iHeartMedia, VOX Media, and The New York Times receives $7.5 million in funding

MTV Video Music Awards Streaming Guide 2017
MTV Video Music Awards Streaming Guide 2017www.refinery29.com
Everything you need to know to watch the VMAs live this Sunday, August 26.

Musiconomi, Jaxx Announce Partnership

Musiconomi, the blockchain-based music ecosystem, today announced that Jaxx, the leading multi-asset digital wallet, as its official wallet partner.

Following the pre-sale for Musicionomi (MCI) tokens due to commence August 29, 2017 and public crowdsale starting August 31, Jaxx will integrate Musiconomi’s Ethereum-based token into its platform. The integration will let supporters send and receive MCI tokens and manage their own keys via Jaxx’s easy-to-use app.

“Musiconomi is delighted to announce the pre-eminent Ethereum wallet as its official partner,” Musiconomi cofounder and CTO Dan Phifer said. “We are excited to offer Jaxx’s intuitive, secure, and compelling user experience across multiple platforms to our supporters. Jaxx has a tremendous network of partnerships and we see this as an opportunity to engage with them and add value in a way that will also benefit users of the Musiconomi platform.”

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