Issue #223: Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labels; Can Programmatic Be SoundCloud’s Next Big Revenue Driver?

Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labels
Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labelswww.billboard.com
Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, recently announced that royalty payments to its 700-plus members for audio streaming hit $353 million for the 12 months ending March 2017 — a 52 percent jump over the previous year.

Can Programmatic Be SoundCloud’s Next Big Revenue Driver?
Can Programmatic Be SoundCloud’s Next Big Revenue Driver?adexchanger.com

SoundCloud launched a subscription service, SoundCloud Go, in March to compete more directly with services like Spotify and Pandora, but hasn’t reported metrics around its user growth. “This has been a year for a wave of ad product launches,” said Megan Hartman, programmatic lead at SoundCloud.

How Royalty Exchange Has Transformed the World of Music Publishing
How Royalty Exchange Has Transformed the World of Music Publishingdjbooth.net
We spoke wth Royalty Exchange about how they’ve completely changed with world of buying and selling publishing.

Pandora picks Sling TV boss Roger Lynch as new CEO
Pandora picks Sling TV boss Roger Lynch as new CEOwww.mercurynews.com

Pandora Media on Monday named Roger Lynch as the new chief executive at the internet radio company. Pandora selected its new boss almost two months after company co-founder Tim Westergren stepped down from the job.

Four of the biggest opportunities for the future of music consumption
Four of the biggest opportunities for the future of music consumptionwww.musicxtechxfuture.com
A reflection on key trends in music, tech, and user interfaces. Soundcloud is saved, for now. On top of whatever strategic decisions they make to be able to

Amper Music: 'In the year 2117, AI-generated music will be old hat'
Amper Music: 'In the year 2117, AI-generated music will be old hat'musically.com
Drew Silverstein, CEO of Amper Music, is explaining to Music Ally the backstory of his company, which makes a system to generate music from an AI.

Audio Effects: The Beginner's Guide to Shaping Your Sound
Audio Effects: The Beginner's Guide to Shaping Your Soundblog.landr.com
Audio effects are a must for professional music production. This audio effects guide will give you everything you need to know. From Delay, to EQ let’s go!

VOISE, a solution to the music industry
VOISE, a solution to the music industrymedium.com

Nowadays making a living as an artist is extremely difficult, you either distribute your content yourself, which makes it very difficult to have a big audience or you upload your content to a platform…

48% of the Entire Swedish and Norwegian Population Pays for Streaming
48% of the Entire Swedish and Norwegian Population Pays for Streamingwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Most people in Nordic countries preferred listening to their favorite music through Spotify Premium. But did you know most people still love YouTube?

Musiconomi 101
Musiconomi 101medium.com
No, we are not building yet another streaming platform for the 1% of the music hits. Musiconomi is going to connect you to new voices and sounds you’re going to fall in love with — and make it easy…