The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid Online — www.wired.com
A group called the Open Music Initiative is figuring out artist payments for digital platforms.
Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music — www.forbes.com
From films to comics to concert posters, Discogs has new ambitions to bring its successes and lessons as an online music marketplace and database to other verticals.
Vevo hopes for 30% growth after 2016 revenues of $500m — musically.com
Vevo has been talking about the growth in its advertising business, with the music-videos service having taken in $500m in 2016.
Netflix and John Legend are making a music competition show — www.engadget.com
For all the ground Netflix has covered with its original shows, there’s one area it has yet to touch: the talent show. If you ask Variety, however, that’s abou…
LiveXLive Media to Acquire Snap Interactive — platformandstream.com
LiveXLive Media announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement to acquire SNAP Interactive, a leading provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications.
Spotify, Bluewater & Mechanical Licensing: What's Really Driving the Streaming Giant's Latest Legal Fight — www.billboard.com
Some music industry executives are whipping up outrage over Spotify’s recent court filing that challenges whether it needs mechanical licenses for streaming — a legal strategy that, if successful, could upend the economic foundation of the music publishing industry.
It’s only natural that our worldviews are created as the result of what we see and experience locally. But if we take the time to get outside our bubble, we often see our preconceptions about how the world works are at best incomplete.
Not only would fans be able to dig deeper into their favorite albums, but producers, artists, and other collaborators could catalog their contributions, labels could track data more easily, and businesses would have all of the information they need to license a song right at their fingertips.
The company monitors social and streaming activity, charts, playlists and radio airplay data in real-time – and is currently used by executives working across marketing, sales, live, A&R and management, in addition to artists.