Study Finds Consumers Love Streaming Music, But Radio Still Strong — www.billboard.com
Consumers are flocking to music, with streaming becoming the preferred channel of choice.
With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels — techcrunch.com
Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise.
Music streaming for metal—Spotify's most-loved genre—is here — quartzy.qz.com
Metal has more global loyalty than hip-hop, R&B, or pop, according to Spotify data on listening trends. Gimme Radio wants to tap that love.
Amazon Canada today announces the launch of Prime Music, making it possible for all Amazon Prime members in Canada to listen to more than one million songs, on-demand.
YouTube Pacts With Ticketmaster to Let Artists Sell U.S. Concert Tickets — variety.com
YouTube is now letting music artists sell tickets to U.S. performances under a new partnership with Ticketmaster.
Neil Young Online Music Archives Launching Dec. 1, Will Initially Be Free — www.billboard.com
Neil Young is releasing a new album and an entire high-quality digital catalog on the same day.
Influential Jazz and Classical Label ECM Records Releasing Entire Catalogue to Streaming Outlets — www.spin.com
Huge news for fans of Keith Jarrett, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, Arvo Pärt, John Abercrombie, Vijay Iyer, and countless other seminal jazz, contemporary classical
Creators’ royalties jumped to a record last year on the back of the growth of music streaming, a global body reported Wednesday, but it said compensation from YouTube remained too low.
Like It Or Not, Taylor Swift Is Onto Something With Her Streaming Strategy — www.fastcompany.com
Fans may be annoyed that Swift’s new album is not available on streaming services right away, but Team Taylor is wise to experiment with windowing.