Issue #287: Will Piracy Increase b/c of Taylor Swift?; Björk Knows Her Technology; Streaming Killed the ‘Secret Song’

Taylor Swift Holding Out on Streaming Will Increase Piracy, Says Spotify’s Troy Carter
Taylor Swift Holding Out on Streaming Will Increase Piracy, Says Spotify’s Troy Cartervariety.com
Keeping the album off streaming will grow piracy, according Spotify’s head of artist relations.

7 times Björk used cutting-edge technology to shape her music
7 times Björk used cutting-edge technology to shape her musicwww.factmag.com

Scott Wilson looks as some of the most memorable tools Björk has used across her career, from software to virtual reality.

Streaming music killed the "secret song"
Streaming music killed the "secret song"www.avclub.com

It existed in some form or another long before 1994, but Green Day’s seminal Dookie served as many modern music fans’ first introduction to the concept of “the hidden track.

Jeremy Heiden's 'Blue Wicked' album is on nearly every audio format
Jeremy Heiden's 'Blue Wicked' album is on nearly every audio formatwww.cnet.com
Everybody streams music, so why is Jeremy Heiden releasing his music on virtually every physical music format of the past 50 years?

A “your_song_name.bc” file is these six things… and many more…
A “your_song_name.bc” file is these six things… and many more…medium.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.

Spotify expands merch to beauty products
Spotify expands merch to beauty productstechcrunch.com
Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond basic..

How Women and Men Differ on High Performance Audio
How Women and Men Differ on High Performance Audioaudiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks at the perplexing lack of women in audio…

Spotify poaches Deezer's CEO of EMEA, Michael Krause
Spotify poaches Deezer's CEO of EMEA, Michael Krausewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify has named Michael Krause as Managing Director of EMEA – poaching the respected Berlin-based exec from rival Deezer. Krause was formerly Vice President, Central/Eastern Europe at Deezer, as well as CEO, EMEA.

The Kids love discs, reckons eBay
The Kids love discs, reckons eBaywww.completemusicupdate.com

While the streaming boom may be behind the record industry’s return to growth, there’s still an appetite for physical music product – whether new or second hand – and it’s not just old people buying CDs and vinyl, by the way.

Pandora's Loss Poised To Become Gain For Investor Sirius XM
Pandora's Loss Poised To Become Gain For Investor Sirius XMwww.hypebot.com

Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer’s performance, more than halving its stock price in a single day.

Elvis Costello Shares New Song ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’
Elvis Costello Shares New Song ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’www.jambase.com
Stream “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way,” a new single from Elvis Costello from the ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ soundtrack.