Issue #261: Facebook Messenger Gets Apple Music Bot for Streaming; Universal Music Veteran Launches Ethereum IP Platform

Facebook Messenger gets an Apple Music bot for full song streaming
Facebook Messenger gets an Apple Music bot for full song streamingwww.theverge.com

Facebook announced a new Apple Music integration for Messenger that allows you to stream full songs, a first for the social network’s messaging service.

Fight for Your Right: Universal Music Veteran Launches Ethereum IP Platform
Fight for Your Right: Universal Music Veteran Launches Ethereum IP Platformwww.coindesk.com

It’s another instance of a legacy industry executive moving into the wild world of blockchain in an effort to disintermediate the middlemen that currently extract value from the little guy. Blokur’s mission is to ensure musicians get paid proportionately to the shares of the song they own, and the best way to do that, according to Martin-Lopez is to record music rights on a blockchain.

Spotify Names Adam Parness Global Head of Publisher Licensing
Spotify Names Adam Parness Global Head of Publisher Licensingvariety.com
Spotify has named Adam Parness Global Head of Publisher Licensing.

Will Bundled Premium Headphones Kill the Premium Headphone Aftermarket?
Will Bundled Premium Headphones Kill the Premium Headphone Aftermarket?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone Looks at Futuresource Study on earphones.

Introducing Okaymusic, Our New Digital Music Service
Introducing Okaymusic, Our New Digital Music Servicewww.okayafrica.com

OkayAfrica is proud to announce the official launch Okaymusic, the latest addition to its far-reaching brand.

How to use Spotify Time Capsule
How to use Spotify Time Capsulewww.techadvisor.co.uk
Spotify’s Time Capsule allows listeners to travel back to their teenage years with a personalised throwback playlist. Here’s how to use it.

Nielsen Music: Kendrick Lamar, 'Despacito' Propel 40 Percent Jump In On-Demand Streaming In Q3 Report
Nielsen Music: Kendrick Lamar, 'Despacito' Propel 40 Percent Jump In On-Demand Streaming In Q3 Reportwww.billboard.com
Streaming growth continues to pick up steam as total on-demand streams for audio and video in the United States hit 442.44 billion for the first nine months of 2017, up 40.5 percent from the 315 billion accumulated in the first nine months of 2016, according to Nielsen Music.

Growth in Spotify, Apple Music users boosting revenue for Australian musicians, figures show
Growth in Spotify, Apple Music users boosting revenue for Australian musicians, figures showwww.abc.net.au
Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are generating a growing amount of cash for Australian musicians, new figures show, as on-demand platforms continue their cannibalisation of CD and digital download sales.

Raspberry Pi is a wireless audio streaming music server 
Raspberry Pi is a wireless audio streaming music server www.electronicsweekly.com
A tube audio amplifier has been developed by Pi 2 Design with a Raspberry Pi version that has a standard 40-Pin GPIO/I2S interface and TI PCM5102A 24-Bit,

Spotify vs Pandora vs Google Play: The Best Music Streaming Apps
Spotify vs Pandora vs Google Play: The Best Music Streaming Appswww.dailydot.com
It’s hard to pick the best music streaming app. Here’s what you need to know about Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play Music, and more.