Issue #243: The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid Online; Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music

The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid Online
The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid Onlinewww.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
Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Musicwww.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
Vevo hopes for 30% growth after 2016 revenues of $500mmusically.com
Vevo has been talking about the growth in its advertising business, with the music-videos service having taken in $500m in 2016.

Facebook Goes After YouTube With The Money Card
Facebook Goes After YouTube With The Money Cardmusic3point0.com
Facebook has YouTube squarely in its sights as it dangles big licensing money in front of the music industry.

Netflix and John Legend are making a music competition show
Netflix and John Legend are making a music competition showwww.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
LiveXLive Media to Acquire Snap Interactiveplatformandstream.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
Spotify, Bluewater & Mechanical Licensing: What's Really Driving the Streaming Giant's Latest Legal Fightwww.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.

Spotify's Road to World Domination Leads Right Through Asia. Here's the Economic Reason Why.
Spotify's Road to World Domination Leads Right Through Asia. Here's the Economic Reason Why.ajournalofmusicalthings.com

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.

What if there were an IMDB for music?
What if there were an IMDB for music?soundcloud.com

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.

Music market intelligence startup Soundcharts raises $3.1m in Series
Music market intelligence startup Soundcharts raises $3.1m in Serieswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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.