Issue #227: Music Streamers Chase an Overlooked Audience: Country Music Fans; Who Still Steals Music These Days?

Music Streamers Chase an Overlooked Audience: Country Music Fans
Music Streamers Chase an Overlooked Audience: Country Music Fanswww.bloomberg.com
Kelly Rich, who worked at Taylor Swift’s label for 10 years, jumped to Amazon Music a few months back to help bridge a gap between the tech giant and a segment of the listening public that’s been slow to change.

How Spotify will become the new Google
How Spotify will become the new Googlewww.perthnow.com.au

While competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online.

RIAA Responds to Lyor Cohen's YouTube Blog Post: 'We've Heard These Arguments Before'
RIAA Responds to Lyor Cohen's YouTube Blog Post: 'We've Heard These Arguments Before'www.billboard.com
Cary Sherman, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, has written a rebuttal to a blog post penned yesterday by YouTube’s global head of music Lyor Cohen entitled “Five Observations From My Time at YouTube.”

Long Live SoundCloud: A Truly Social Music Network
Long Live SoundCloud: A Truly Social Music Networkmedium.com
Music is inherently social. From live concerts, to creating endless playlists for just the right mood or event, to discovering new artists and being the first to tell your circle of friends. A…

Spotify hands UM global media account
Spotify hands UM global media accountwww.marketing-interactive.com
The duties will impact the Singapore and Malaysia markets as well.

Sheryl Crow Backs Music Streaming Service Electric Jukebox
Sheryl Crow Backs Music Streaming Service Electric Jukeboxfortune.com
Sheryl Crow backs Electric Jukebox, a U.K. based music streaming service that entered the U.S. market on Wednesday with its second product.

Rap Radar's Jay-Z Interview Is A Content Win For TIDAL
Rap Radar's Jay-Z Interview Is A Content Win For TIDALwww.forbes.com
TIDAL is winning over new customers with the new exclusive content, including Rap Radar’s podcast with Jay-Z on the inner workings of 4:44.

Goldman Sachs fund sells $75m Spotify shares ahead of direct listing
Goldman Sachs fund sells $75m Spotify shares ahead of direct listingwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Multi-billion dollar hedge fund Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) has sold over $75m-worth of shares in Spotify in the past few weeks.

Who Still Steals Music These Days?
Who Still Steals Music These Days?www.forbes.com
Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, millions of people are still stealing music.