Issue #248: This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Music; The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017

This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Music
This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Musicmusic3point0.com
Spotify continues to hold a big lead over other streaming services thanks to deals like the one with video streaming service Hulu.

The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017
The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017www.billboard.com
Universities and colleges are responding to the need for greater entrepreneurship by a new generation of artists and executives.

Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year
Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this yeartechcrunch.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!
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.

YouTube stream ripping: the record industry is being thick again.
YouTube stream ripping: the record industry is being thick again.rocknerd.co.uk

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
A new wave streaming services is putting musicians back in controlwww.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 is making it harder to find new artists you'll love
Spotify is making it harder to find new artists you'll love techwireasia.com

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
5 Takeaways from Music Matters 2017www.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.