Issue #262: Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Wars; Is it Time for Lossless Audio on iTunes?

Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Wars
Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Warsnoisey.vice.com
What happens when music streaming forgets about the ‘music’?

Opinion: It’s time for Apple to start offering lossless music formats on iTunes
Opinion: It’s time for Apple to start offering lossless music formats on iTunes9to5mac.com

Lossless audio of course involves large file sizes, which was a good reason not to do it back in the early days of iTunes when we were all on slow connections. But that’s not a good argument against it today.

Google’s Next Big Goal for the Home: Make Sound Smart
Google’s Next Big Goal for the Home: Make Sound Smartvariety.com
Google wants to use advanced computing technologies to make sound smart.

Mixcloud signs milestone licensing deal with Warner Music
Mixcloud signs milestone licensing deal with Warner Musicwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

London-born streaming startup Mixcloud has inked a milestone deal – a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music – which will enable it to start building new subscription products.

Capital Group sees Sony making a comeback, with opportunities in gaming and music streaming
Capital Group sees Sony making a comeback, with opportunities in gaming and music streamingwww.cnbc.com
Despite the breadth of its business units, Sony has a market value of about $50 billion, around the same size as Activision Blizzard.

Here's how to get your music streaming business off the ground
Here's how to get your music streaming business off the groundwww.uktech.news
Phil Moore, VP northern and southern EMEA at Deezer, shares his top tips to help you make your music business startup or scaleup a success.

Differences between YouTube and Vevo
Differences between YouTube and Vevoblog.symphonicdistribution.com
YouTube and Vevo are both well known in the entertainment industry. We’ve put together the key differences between YouTube and Vevo!

Spotify has added Nike exec Heidi O’Neill to its board
Spotify has added Nike exec Heidi O’Neill to its boardwww.recode.net
The streaming company is preparing to go public soon.

Mighty Audio Releases Spotify Player to Save Your Phone's Battery
Mighty Audio Releases Spotify Player to Save Your Phone's Batterywww.highsnobiety.com
Mighty Audio has released a Spotify player to solve two major problems for those that love to stream music: battery drain and bulkiness of devices.

Spotify for Artists now provides stats for ALL your songs
Spotify for Artists now provides stats for ALL your songs diymusician.cdbaby.com

Spotify used to only display data on songs if they had more than 1000 streams. Thankfully they changed that. You can now view streaming stats on your top 200 songs, and you can segment that data using a time filter.