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.