Issue #263: Nielsen: Radio Trumps Streaming For New Music Discovery; Arena Pays Royalties in Bitcoin

Nielsen: Radio Trumps Streaming For New Music Discovery
Nielsen: Radio Trumps Streaming For New Music Discoverywww.channelnews.com.au

Nielsen’s latest Music 360 report has revealed radio is still the most powerful tool US consumers employ to discover new music, despite the rise of online music streaming.

Music Streaming Service Arena Pays Royalties in Bitcoin to Eliminate Industry Black Box
Music Streaming Service Arena Pays Royalties in Bitcoin to Eliminate Industry Black Boxnews.bitcoin.com
Arena Music attempts to right the falling music industry by connecting streamers to artists, and its taken the radical step of paying royalties in bitcoin. 

How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Could Be Toppled by Blockchain
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Could Be Toppled by Blockchainwww.newsweek.com
Somewhere out in the blockchain universe, the revolution is incubating.

Pandora Goes Back to School to Help Students Create Social Impact Campaigns for BloodPop, Jack Antonoff
Pandora Goes Back to School to Help Students Create Social Impact Campaigns for BloodPop, Jack Antonoffwww.billboard.com
Pandora and Real Industry have announced the launch of the Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Impact program, to take place at five universities across the United States.

Creative Artificial Intelligence in Music: Genius Innovation for Sync and More Fascinating Use Cases
Creative Artificial Intelligence in Music: Genius Innovation for Sync and More Fascinating Use Casesblog.dataart.com

Now that we’re past the first songs composed by artificial intelligence, do you think using AI is the logical next step in optimizing the generation of music for the film, television and games industries?

Copyright, royalties and piracy in Africa
Copyright, royalties and piracy in Africawww.musicinafrica.net
Together with intellectual property, copyright and royalties is a major talking point in the arts. In music it can be the difference between artists making a living from their recorded efforts or not.

What is BlockChain and How Can BlockChain Help Musicians & The Music Industry
What is BlockChain and How Can BlockChain Help Musicians & The Music Industrywww.hypebot.com

This week co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Mo Jalloh Co-founder of Zimrii Music to discuss BlockChain technology.

Why you should NEVER link to your singles on Spotify
Why you should NEVER link to your singles on Spotifydiymusician.cdbaby.com

This might sound like crazy talk, and maybe I’ve sensationalized the headline a bit, but here’s the thing: if you link to a single on Spotify you’re wasting an opportunity to drive more streaming activity.

Streaming increases revenue at PIAS UK
Streaming increases revenue at PIAS UKwww.musicweek.com
The independent label and distributor’s British operation posted a profit increase thanks to the surge in digital revenue of 22.8% and resilient physical sales.

Mixcloud plans subscription service with Warner Music deal
Mixcloud plans subscription service with Warner Music dealwww.engadget.com

Mixcloud — a user-generated audio site similar to SoundCloud but with more of a focus on long-form content — just signed a licensing deal with Warner Music.