Issue #290: Tidal, Sonos Launch New Series; Universal’s Streaming Revenues Smash Past $2bn

TIDAL and Sonos Launch “Sound Tracks” Series, Deliver Direct Control
TIDAL and Sonos Launch “Sound Tracks” Series, Deliver Direct Controlplatformandstream.com
TIDAL, along with leading home sound system, Sonos, today launched “Sound Tracks,” an original interview series filmed in the Sonos Store in New York.

Pay-per-Beat: Inside the Underground Economy Shaping Soundcloud Rap
Pay-per-Beat: Inside the Underground Economy Shaping Soundcloud Rapnoisey.vice.com
As beat leasing becomes a common practice, artists gain independence, but what is lost?

Universal's streaming revenues will smash past $2bn this year
Universal's streaming revenues will smash past $2bn this yearwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Those streaming milestones just keep on getting destroyed, don’t they? Universal Music Group’s recorded music streaming revenues are dead cert to blast through the $2bn barrier in the calendar year of 2017.

Law firm plotting class action over Guvera financing
Law firm plotting class action over Guvera financingwww.completemusicupdate.com

An Australian law firm has confirmed it is investigating the possibility of launching a class action lawsuit in relation to failed streaming service Guvera, with private equity outfit AMMA and a number of accountancy firms it had relations with the likely defendants.

Spotify Maintains Faith in Post-Brexit U.K. With New Office
Spotify Maintains Faith in Post-Brexit U.K. With New Officewww.bloomberg.com
Music streaming service Spotify Ltd is moving to a new London office in order to double its workforce over the next two years, focusing on roles including engineering, data and machine learning.

The average person spends about $15 on streaming music all year
The average person spends about $15 on streaming music all yearwww.digitaltrends.com
According to a recent Nielsen Music study, the average person only spends $156 a year on music, with a fraction for streaming music.

Maroon 5's Social Video Success Came by Moving From Musical.ly to White-Label Solution Vivoom
Maroon 5's Social Video Success Came by Moving From Musical.ly to White-Label Solution Vivoomwww.billboard.com
Maroon 5 is one of several A-list bands to incorporate fan-generated video into its social media strategy, most recently for its Billboard 200 No. 2-charting album Red Pill Blues.

MusicBee for Windows 10 is an almost-perfect music app
MusicBee for Windows 10 is an almost-perfect music appwww.windowscentral.com
MusicBee for Windows 10 is a feature-filled and highly customizable music playing app that’s close to perfect.

ECM releases its music to Spotify and other streaming services
ECM releases its music to Spotify and other streaming serviceswww.jsonline.com
Tired of pirates and illegal online sharing, ECM is releasing its music to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services

Mixcloud Rethinks Online Radio For Listeners, Curators and Musicians
Mixcloud Rethinks Online Radio For Listeners, Curators and Musicianswww.hypebot.com
Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud, joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week’s Hypebot Music Biz Weekly podcast.

Bob Seger: Exclusive stream of new songs from 'I Knew You When' album
Bob Seger: Exclusive stream of new songs from 'I Knew You When' albumwww.freep.com

Hear a pair of songs from Seger’s upcoming album in this exclusive streaming debut, along with two Seger classics.