Issue #255: How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Year; Fender Joins Forces with 7digital

How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Year
How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Yearwww.forbes.com
Rap rules streaming’s burgeoning economy. Thanks to digital spins, Future is making more than ever before.

Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private trades
Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private tradeswww.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.

Should you invest in an Eminem IPO? Maybe, as music might finally be profitable again
Should you invest in an Eminem IPO? Maybe, as music might finally be profitable againqz.com

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
The fat lady has sung — Samsung Milk Music is officially no morewww.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
Fender joins forces with 7digitalwww.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

3 myths about streaming... and 3 truths about the music industry today
3 myths about streaming… and 3 truths about the music industry todaywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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
Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titlesvariety.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
All About Music Conference Brings Together Indian Music Industrywww.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
Ed Sheeran Might Change Your Mind About Making Money On Spotifymusic3point0.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
The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streamingwww.businessinsider.com
Paid music-streaming services are driving the music industry’s comeback in a big way.