Issue #271: Musical Apps + Traditional TV; Spotify in Romania; Is High-Resolution Audio Worth the Extra Cost?

Musical Apps Are Finding Their Way To Traditional TV
Musical Apps Are Finding Their Way To Traditional TVwww.forbes.com

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
Musical Podcasts Provide A Link To Broadway’s Past And Futurewww.forbes.com
The old business model of making audio musicals might appeal to modern Broadway producers.

Spotify launches in Romania this year
Spotify launches in Romania this yearwww.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?
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
Recording Academy Addresses Hi-Res Music with New Initiativeswww.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 First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking
SOCAN First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Trackingplatformandstream.com

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
Songtrust Expands Business Operations to Europewww.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.

War of the airwaves
War of the airwaveswww.thehindubusinessline.com
Reliance Jio’s data blitzkrieg has taken the telecom market by storm but the battle for supremacy is only just beginning

US marketers spend 10x more on sports than music — but why?
US marketers spend 10x more on sports than music — but why?www.marketingdive.com

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Vivendi Content boss: “My belief is that YouTube’s DNA is free”
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