Streaming music is on the rise, and traditional TV is on the decline (at least in some regards), so can the former save the latter? A number of networks are looking to some of the biggest brands in music to help launch new series that may give them all a much-needed smash and bring in the eyeballs they so desperately crave.
Musical Podcasts Provide A Link To Broadway’s Past And Future — www.forbes.com
The old business model of making audio musicals might appeal to modern Broadway producers.
Spotify launches in Romania this year — www.romania-insider.com
Spotify, an online video streaming service that is currently available in 60 countries, will also launch in Romania by the end of this year
Is High-Resolution Audio Worth the Extra Cost? — www.electronicdesign.com
While many people are happy with the quality of MP3s, sound engineers, musicians, and hi-fi enthusiasts have long demanded higher-definition audio.
Recording Academy Addresses Hi-Res Music with New Initiatives — www.commercialintegrator.com
On Oct. 19, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineering Wing will present its High Resolution Record Production and Why it Matters at the AES convention.
SOCAN today announced it has partnered with Pioneer DJ Corporation of Japan to become the first music rights organization in North America to use direct metadata extraction technology, KUVO, to identify electronic dance music performances automatically and seamlessly in nightclubs and other electronic music venues.
Songtrust Expands Business Operations to Europe — www.billboard.com
Songtrust, Downtown Music Publishing’s global digital rights management platform, is opening a new office in Amsterdam and hiring Mandy Aubry as Director of Global Business Development and Client Relations, leading the company’s expansion in Europe.
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Vivendi Content boss: “My belief is that YouTube’s DNA is free” — musically.com
Dominique Delport is the chairman of Vivendi Content and MD of Havas Group, so he’s an interesting figure in terms of connecting the dots between Universal