Issue #289: Study: Consumers Love Streaming Music; United Masters Looks to Replace Record Labels

Study Finds Consumers Love Streaming Music, But Radio Still Strong
Study Finds Consumers Love Streaming Music, But Radio Still Strongwww.billboard.com
Consumers are flocking to music, with streaming becoming the preferred channel of choice.

With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels
With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labelstechcrunch.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
Music streaming for metal—Spotify's most-loved genre—is herequartzy.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 Launches Prime Music
Amazon Canada Launches Prime Musicplatformandstream.com

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
YouTube Pacts With Ticketmaster to Let Artists Sell U.S. Concert Ticketsvariety.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
Neil Young Online Music Archives Launching Dec. 1, Will Initially Be Freewww.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
Influential Jazz and Classical Label ECM Records Releasing Entire Catalogue to Streaming Outletswww.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

The first AI pop album is on its way
The first AI pop album is on its waywww.thestar.com
YouTube sensation Taryn Southern’s album composed entirely on artificial-intelligence platforms sparks a conversation about music’s future.

Artist royalties jump to record but group cites obstacles
Artist royalties jump to record but group cites obstacleswww.yahoo.com

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
Like It Or Not, Taylor Swift Is Onto Something With Her Streaming Strategywww.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.

Musical.ly: A Proving Ground for Digital Natives
Musical.ly: A Proving Ground for Digital Nativessuperhypeblog.com
Read this post to understand why Musical.ly has exploded in popularity with Gen Z.