Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private trades — www.reuters.com
Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year.
The truth is that digital music streaming, as beloved as it is amongst listeners for its accessibility and cheapness, just doesn’t make all that much money for artists. But there is good news yet.
The fat lady has sung — Samsung Milk Music is officially no more — www.digitaltrends.com
About a year after Samsung first started “sun setting its Samsung Milk Music service” in certain countries, it’s now over for good.
Fender joins forces with 7digital — www.musicweek.com
The company, which offers services such as streaming and radio shows, will work with the guitar giant to bulk up its offering of online and mobile products
You hear a heck of a lot talked about streaming and its impact on the music industry these days. So how much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash?
Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titles — variety.com
In the digital era, some job titles at music companies may need to be rebranded thanks to streaming.
All About Music Conference Brings Together Indian Music Industry — www.billboard.com
All About Music Conference was the first India-wide music industry conference in four years and the first organized by a local agency covering both the indie and Bollywood scenes.
Ed Sheeran Might Change Your Mind About Making Money On Spotify — music3point0.com
Ed Sheeran has made some serious money on Spotify, which goes to show that there really is money in streaming, if you adjust your thinking about it.
The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streaming — www.businessinsider.com
Paid music-streaming services are driving the music industry’s comeback in a big way.