Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year — techcrunch.com
Spotify has long been linked with going public in the U.S. — it is speculated to be preparing for an IPO-less listing next year — but it has emerged that..
MP3 Is Dead! Long Live MP3! — meshedinsights.com
Ignore the coverage saying MP3 is dead. Now all the patents blocking it have expired, it can start to live! Back in May, there was an unexpected surge in press coverage about the MP3 audio file format.
The record labels are rolling in money from Spotify, and trying to make out to their artists that it’s somehow Spotify’s fault they’re not passing much of it onto them.
A new wave streaming services is putting musicians back in control — www.wired.co.uk
New services Resonate, Mediachain Labs and Boiler room are using digital advances in technology to help underground musicians find their audience
Spotify could be hurting small artists from being able to spur their careers, said Jeremy Wineberg, co-founder of social media music startup Heard Well, due to a “false sense of discovery”.
5 Takeaways from Music Matters 2017 — www.billboard.com
The summit, held Sept. 11-13 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore under the All That Matters umbrella, gathered more than 1,500 music industry professionals from across the region and around the globe to test the industry’s pulse.