Issue #238: Mercedes-Benz, TIDAL in Streaming Partnership; Stream-Ripping Site YouTube-MP3 Shuts Down after Settlement


Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL Announce Streaming Partnership
Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL Announce Streaming Partnershipwww.billboard.com
Mercedes-Benz drivers will soon be able redeem a year’s worth of free music streaming from TIDAL, the companies announced on Tuesday.

Apple Drops Its Music Festival Like A Bad Habit, Focuses on Music-Streaming Ventures
Apple Drops Its Music Festival Like A Bad Habit, Focuses on Music-Streaming Ventureswww.youredm.com

It has been a real 10 years, but the iconic tech and music giant has officially buried its iTunes Festival turned Apple Music Festival, turned Apple‘s London festival so it can pursue other ventures.

Why You Can’t Put The Music Industry On A Blockchain
Why You Can’t Put The Music Industry On A Blockchainwww.hypebot.com

In this excerpt from “Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts,” author David Gerard offers a critical examination of the Bitcoin and blockchain phenomenon, and what it means for music and the music industry.

“Despacito” on YouTube was played billions of times—but hardly made any money
“Despacito” on YouTube was played billions of times—but hardly made any moneyqz.com
Poquito a poquito, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has taken over music charts—and many many listeners’ hearts—the world over.

Stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after settlement
Stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after settlementmusically.com
Another piracy mole has been comprehensively whacked, with the news that ‘stream-ripping’ site YouTube-MP3 is shutting down.

Collaborative listening on Spotify using Connect endpoints
Collaborative listening on Spotify using Connect endpointsmedium.com
This is a post about a hack project I have been working on lately, and I wanted to share some information about why and how I built it. The idea is basic.

Major labels talk hi-res audio: ‘It’s not a niche market’
Major labels talk hi-res audio: ‘It’s not a niche market’musically.com
Will hi-res audio be more than a niche for audiophile music fans? The three major labels hope so, as they explained during a panel at this month’s IFA show.

Goldman Sachs Predicts $28 Billion Streaming Music Market, But Should Anyone Care?
Goldman Sachs Predicts $28 Billion Streaming Music Market, But Should Anyone Care?music3point0.com
Goldman Sachs predicted streaming revenue will reach $28 billion by the year 2030, but a number of factors may lead to taking that figure lightly.

Radio Is Dead In 10 Years. This Study Proves It.
Radio Is Dead In 10 Years. This Study Proves It.www.digitalmusicnews.com
With fewer people listening to the radio, and streaming generating even more revenue than radio, the writing is on the wall for the medium.

How to Set Up Multi-room Music Streaming for the Echo and Echo Dot
How to Set Up Multi-room Music Streaming for the Echo and Echo Dotwww.macobserver.com
Here’s how to set up Amazon’s new multi-room music streaming for your Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices.