Issue #252: What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; EU Paves Path Towards Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy

What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry
What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industrywww.theringer.com
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald examine the current state of the music industry and the breakout success of Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist.

EU paves path towards fair taxation of the digital economy
EU paves path towards fair taxation of the digital economywww.neweurope.eu

According to a European Commission press release, the aim is to ensure a coherent EU approach to taxing the digital economy that supports the bloc’s key priorities of completing the Digital Single Market and ensuring the fair and effective taxation of all companies.

China is fast becoming a leading market for music
China is fast becoming a leading market for musicwww.bandwagon.asia
The music industry may be flustered by doom and gloom stories in this post-streaming world, but the strategies of Tencent in China have undeniably …

Going Against the Stream: Local entrepreneur creates independent music streaming and merchandising platform
Going Against the Stream: Local entrepreneur creates independent music streaming and merchandising platformwww.ecollegetimes.com

Damon Evans wants to make Arizona the independent music capital of the world.

Entrepreneurship in Music: Muru Music
Entrepreneurship in Music: Muru Musicflypaper.soundfly.com
Find out how one-time Ibiza DJ Nicc Johnson plans to turn platforms like Pandora and Spotify on their head with his algorithmic AI company, Muru Music.

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ads
Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Adswww.beet.tv

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ad

Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You is now Spotify's most-streamed song of all time
Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You is now Spotify's most-streamed song of all timewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is now officially the most-streamed track of all time on Spotify, having overtaken Drake’s One Dance.

Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming From
Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming Fromwww.hypebot.com

It’s no secret that streaming is driving a comeback for a recorded music industry that saw sales fall from $40 billion in 1999 to just $14.5 billion in 2014.

Pandora and SiriusXM close $480m strategic investment
Pandora and SiriusXM close $480m strategic investmentwww.thedrum.com
A strategic investment between satellite radio company SiriusXM and personalized streaming audio company Pandora has been finalized.