Issue #280: Bandcamp Launches New App for its Artists, Labels; GarageBand Expands; The Graying Audio Industry

Bandcamp launches new app for its artists and labels
Bandcamp launches new app for its artists and labelsmusically.com
Bandcamp has launched a new Android and iOS app, but this one isn’t for its customers, it’s for the artists and labels using the platform.

Sonos Is Adding Alexa Voice Control for Spotify by Dec. 21
Sonos Is Adding Alexa Voice Control for Spotify by Dec. 21variety.com
Sonos is finally adding voice control for Spotify to its products.

The Graying Audio Industry
The Graying Audio Industryaudiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson wonders if the age of audiophiles is getting older.

GarageBand expands its music-making palette
GarageBand expands its music-making palettewww.engadget.com
Making music on a phone or tablet is generally an unpleasant experience. It’s easy enough to bang out a melody in a cute app like Bebot or whip up some controll…

How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Included
How the Internet Has Changed the Game for DIY Artists, Myself Includedflypaper.soundfly.com
In the age of the internet, DIY musicians have access to promotion, booking, and their fans easier than ever. But does the downside outweigh the good?

Why Independent Artists Are Ruling the Music Industry According to…
Why Independent Artists Are Ruling the Music Industry According to…www.kobaltmusic.com
Kobalt founder & CEO and AWAL Executive Chairman Willard Ahdritz shares his insights into the current state of the music industry and why it’ll only get better…

Saavn uses the Alexa kit to stream music on Amazon Echo Devices
Saavn uses the Alexa kit to stream music on Amazon Echo Deviceswww.thehindubusinessline.com
Online audio and music streaming platform Saavn has teamed up with Amazon for its Alex

Traditional Music Industry Approach vs. What’s Coming
Traditional Music Industry Approach vs. What’s Comingmedium.com
dot Blockchain Media or “dotBC” has built and is in the process of releasing a new way for music and media creators to securely encode their rights and their identities into their digital assets…

Streaming Has Already Generated $1 Billion for Sony Music This Year
Streaming Has Already Generated $1 Billion for Sony Music This Yearwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Earlier today, Sony Corp. announced its Q2 2017 financial report. Sony Music has earned $1 billion this year alone in music streaming.

“Sing Street,” “Good Time,” and More Movie Soundtracks to Stream Offscreen
“Sing Street,” “Good Time,” and More Movie Soundtracks to Stream Offscreenwww.newyorker.com
Matthew Trammell recommends movie soundtracks to stream on Spotify, including those of “Good Time,” “Sing Street,” and “Nutty Professor II.”

10 Ways to Dramatically Boost the Money You Make from Streaming
10 Ways to Dramatically Boost the Money You Make from Streamingwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Streaming is quickly becoming music’s most profitable frontier. Read this guide and avoid 90% of the issues that streaming music presents to artists.