Issue #240: Spotify: Teams with Hulu on College Deal, Announces First Live Music Event for the UK

Spotify Teams With Hulu On Package Deal For College Students
Spotify Teams With Hulu On Package Deal For College Studentsdeadline.com
Spotify and Hulu are teaming up to see if college students — and, later, others — might like them better together, for a bargain price.

AR, VR, AI, and the breakthroughs in music technology
AR, VR, AI, and the breakthroughs in music technologywww.theindustryobserver.com.au
Music technology moves at breakneck speed, so what effects will augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence have on the music industry?

Spotify steps in to fill the gap left by Apple’s UK music festival
Spotify steps in to fill the gap left by Apple’s UK music festivalwww.theverge.com
Who We Be? Spotify.

Apple Music is so popular, musicians are making less money than ever
Apple Music is so popular, musicians are making less money than everqz.com

Isn’t it ironic, as Alanis Morissette would say. Music streaming has entirely toppled the way that people traditionally pay for music, in favor of the consumer. Instead of $9.99 per CD, most of us now pay around that much a month.

BookMyShow launches music streaming and digital radio service with Jukebox
BookMyShow launches music streaming and digital radio service with Jukeboxwww.firstpost.com

After a recent overhaul, ticket booking service BookMyShow has now launched an audio entertainment offering called Jukebox. The new service brings a wide variety of audio shows to the platform.

Taylor Swift, Andy Samberg Star in Trailer for Her AT&T VOD Channel
Taylor Swift, Andy Samberg Star in Trailer for Her AT&T VOD Channelwww.hollywoodreporter.com
The channel, called Taylor Swift NOW, will offer “an inside look at Taylor’s life and unique content spanning her career.”

Apple, Warner deal could change the music streaming business again
Apple, Warner deal could change the music streaming business againwww.slashgear.com
It hard to believe that Apple Music is already two years old. At the same time, it’s also hard to imagine that it is only two years old. A lot has happened

Taylor Swift's New Single Dominated Streaming Platforms In Its First Week
Taylor Swift's New Single Dominated Streaming Platforms In Its First Weekwww.forbes.com
Americans streamed the hell out of Taylor Swift’s first ‘Reputation’ single.

World’s Largest YouTube Ripping Site Ordered to Shut Down
World’s Largest YouTube Ripping Site Ordered to Shut Downvariety.com
YouTube-MP3.og had 60 million global visitors per month and was characterized by the RIAA as “the world’s largest stream ripping operation.”

BMI's Revenues, Royalty Distributions Both Top $1 Billion, Though Digital Services Revenue Growth Slows
BMI's Revenues, Royalty Distributions Both Top $1 Billion, Though Digital Services Revenue Growth Slowswww.billboard.com
BMI passed $1 billion in both revenue and royalty distributions for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, showing strong growth once again over the year prior.