Issue #219: Requiem for the iPod Shuffle; Tidal Gets (Another) New CEO; 7 Blockchain Apps to Help Musicians Get Paid More Easily

Requiem for the iPod Shuffle
Requiem for the iPod Shufflewww.wired.com
The iPod is officially over. Here’s why Steve Jobs told me he particularly loved the iPod shuffle—and why we’re going to miss it.

Who Wants a Global Solution for Music Data and Rights Management?
Who Wants a Global Solution for Music Data and Rights Management?medium.com
Establishing a global solution to solve the myriad of issues resulting from the disjointed organization of music metadata, copyright ownership and licensing remains one of the most arduous pain…

These 7 Blockchain Apps Could Help Musicians Get Paid More Easily
These 7 Blockchain Apps Could Help Musicians Get Paid More Easilynoisey.vice.com
New technology could make the music industry work a lot more efficiently and transparently.

Tidal Gets (Another) New CEO in Former Kobalt Exec Richard Sanders
Tidal Gets (Another) New CEO in Former Kobalt Exec Richard Sandersvariety.com
Former Kobalt Music Group president Richard Sanders is the new CEO of Tidal, the Jay-Z-owned music streaming service launched in 2015.

Ujo Music on blockchain: “It’s such an uphill battle with existing companies”
Ujo Music on blockchain: “It’s such an uphill battle with existing companies”musically.com
Last month, dance artist RAC – aka André Anjos – released his new album EGO through the usual channels. But he also launched his own webstore.

Microsoft is Adding Visualizations, Equalizer, and More to Groove Music
Microsoft is Adding Visualizations, Equalizer, and More to Groove Musicwww.thurrott.com
Microsoft’s music streaming app, Groove Music, will soon get updated with a few new, and highly requested, features – like visualizations and an equalizer.

David Rawlings Streams New Album ‘Poor David's Almanack'
David Rawlings Streams New Album ‘Poor David's Almanack'www.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter David Rawlings has shared his new album ‘Poor David’s Almanack’ via NPR Music’s ‘First Listen’ series.

This Colorado Startup Is Taking An Analog Approach To Disrupting The Record Industry
This Colorado Startup Is Taking An Analog Approach To Disrupting The Record Industrywww.forbes.com
I spoke with Vinyl Me, Please co-founders Tyler Barstow, Matt Fielder and Cameron Shaefer about the vision behind their company, the resurgence of vinyl, and the role physical experiences play in shaping the future of music.

How to add your own MP3s to your streaming music library
How to add your own MP3s to your streaming music librarywww.t3.com
Here’s how you can drag your old collection of MP3s into the brave new era of unlimited music streaming.

Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ Reaches No. 1 Thanks to Everything but Streaming
Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ Reaches No. 1 Thanks to Everything but Streamingwww.nytimes.com
The band’s new record debuted at the top with the lowest streaming number for any No. 1 album since Bon Jovi in November 2016.