Issue #229: A New Wave of Streaming Services is Putting Musicians Back in Control; Spotify, Blockchain and the Future

A new wave of streaming services is putting musicians back in control
A new wave of streaming services is putting musicians back in controlwww.wired.co.uk

New services Resonate, Mediachain Labs and Boiler room are using digital advances in technology to help underground musicians find their audience.

Spotify, Blockchain and the Future
Spotify, Blockchain and the Futureattentionecono.me
Why Spotify is better positioned to put music rights on the blockchain than everybody else.

Sony Music Becomes First Major to Use Dubset's Rights Management Platform
Sony Music Becomes First Major to Use Dubset's Rights Management Platformwww.billboard.com
Sony Music is the first major label to partner with Dubset to use their MixBANK Rights Management Platform.

Spotify launches its services in Thailand
Spotify launches its services in Thailandbusinessreviewasia.com
​​​​​​​Spotify’s latest move into Thailand signals its growing presence in the Asia market

What Would a Healthy Music Streaming Business Look Like?
What Would a Healthy Music Streaming Business Look Like?25iq.com
SoundCloud was just recapitalized by investors in a dramatic down round after announcing that the company had only enough cash to last into the fourth quarter. Pandora just agreed to terms on a new investment that was also a down round and which resulted in a new controlling investor.

Apple: Is The Real Target Spotify?
Apple: Is The Real Target Spotify?seekingalpha.com

Tech giant planning $1 billion content investment. One analyst thinks this isn’t an initial move against Netflix. Can Apple shift the streaming music wars in its favor?

Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites
Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites www.latimes.com

Boutique licensing firms help independent musicians get songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites.

Here's what a homegrown beer brand and music streaming app have in common
Here's what a homegrown beer brand and music streaming app have in commonbrandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Bira 91’s team of specialists and Saavn’s editorial team are curating playlists that you can bop your head to, on the all new Bira ‘Hip Hop Channel’

Monster Builds In Voice Control To Its Headphones With MonsterTalk
Monster Builds In Voice Control To Its Headphones With MonsterTalkwww.twice.com
Monster said voice-activated versions of its Elements, Clarity HD and iSport Freedom V2 Bluetooth headphones will become available later this month as part of its new MonsterkTalk sub-brand.

'The digital revolution has strengthened many labels - especially in the independent sector'
'The digital revolution has strengthened many labels – especially in the independent sector'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

If recent major label acquisitions are anything to go by, the label services and distribution market is gaining in vitality.

This new AI-composed pop song sounds like something from a Spotify playlist
This new AI-composed pop song sounds like something from a Spotify playlistwww.fastcompany.com

Note by note, machines are learning to express themselves.