Issue #256: YouTube Remains World’s De Facto Jukebox; Should Spotify Avoid a Direct Listing?

More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap
More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap www.theregister.co.uk

The research confirms YouTube’s pre-eminence as the world’s de facto jukebox. 46 per cent of on-demand music streaming is from Google’s video website. 75 per cent of internet users use video streaming to hear music.

Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streaming
Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streamingwww.billboard.com
Streaming may (finally!) be fueling big industry growth, but Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine isn’t popping bottles quite yet. He, Zane Lowe and Larry Jackson reveal what’s needed now.

Music Lawyer Donald Passman Talks Streaming Business Challenges
Music Lawyer Donald Passman Talks Streaming Business Challengeswww.hollywoodreporter.com
The lawyer, whose clients include Taylor Swift and Adele, spoke with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni at the seventh annual Power Business Managers breakfast.

Spotify should avoid direct listing and go for IPO, David Golden says
Spotify should avoid direct listing and go for IPO, David Golden sayswww.cnbc.com
David Golden of Revolution Ventures is skeptical of the direct listing process that Spotify appears to prefer.

See watchOS 4.1's Music Streaming and New Radio App in Action
See watchOS 4.1's Music Streaming and New Radio App in Actionwww.macrumors.com
Today’s watchOS 4.1 beta, seeded to developers this morning, introduces support for streaming music directly to the Apple Watch over LTE and it…

Spotify's Ongoing War With The Music Industry
Spotify's Ongoing War With The Music Industrywww.hypebot.com
Spotify has a long and sordid history of failing to pay proper mechanical royalties to creators and publishers, and has already been hit with two major class action lawsuits relating to such.

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.

Data and music marketing: tips for smarter success
Data and music marketing: tips for smarter successmusically.com
Music marketers are overrun with data in the era of social networks and streaming services, but it’s making sense of that data that’s important.

Spotify Playlist Ideas Your Fans Will Love
Spotify Playlist Ideas Your Fans Will Loveblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Artists can promote their music by creating playlists on Spotify. We’ve put together a few Spotify playlist ideas that will have your fans pressing follow!

Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Die
Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Diewww.billboard.com
Streaming is a major priority for Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Randy Goodman as he strives “to rebuild the prominence and the legacy” of the label group he took over a little more than two years ago.