Issue #292: Digital Music Europe Unveils Policy Agenda; Are Podcast ‘Super Listeners’ Audio Advertising’s Next Sweet Spot?

'Streaming is driving the market back to growth': Digital Music Europe unveils its policy agenda
Ahead of its launch in Brussels tonight, Olivia Regnier, chair of DME and director of EU regulatory affairs at Spotify, opens up about what the digital music platforms’ new lobbying group wants from lawmakers.

Opinion: Despite Predictions, Blockchain Will Not Be The Future Of The Music Industry
Dozens of tech startups claim that blockchain technology will help save the music business, but the arguments against that happening are pretty strong.

Following Spotify playlist curators around New York’s live music scene
Following Spotify playlist curators around New York’s live music scenewww.theverge.com
‘Why are you here?’

Are Podcast ‘Super Listeners’ Audio Advertising’s Next Sweet Spot?
Are Podcast ‘Super Listeners’ Audio Advertising’s Next Sweet Spot?www.adweek.com

96% of the most dedicated fans recommend shows to friends.

How To Successfully Distribute Your Music On a Tight Budget
How To Successfully Distribute Your Music On a Tight Budgetblog.landr.com

Figuring out how to release an album without going completely broke is getting more difficult by the day.

15 Labels Reprogramming Dubstep
15 Labels Reprogramming Dubstepdaily.bandcamp.com
We are in the throes of dubstep’s second renaissance.

10 talking points around music and virtual / augmented reality
10 talking points around music and virtual / augmented realitymusically.com
PRS for Music held an event at its London offices last week exploring the impact and potential of immersive technologies on music: virtual reality included.

Irish music streaming exceeds downloads for the first time
Irish music streaming exceeds downloads for the first timewww.newstalk.com
A report has found the industry employs over 13,000 people here

Pandora: A Few Reasons to Sing
Pandora: A Few Reasons to Singwww.barrons.com
Shares of the online-radio company are down 60% this year, but an analyst thinks the company can capitalize on resurgent interest in audio ads.

Apple Music’s Major Lazer documentary is streaming now
Apple Music’s Major Lazer documentary is streaming nowwww.engadget.com
A new music documentary begins streaming today on Apple Music. Give Me Future chronicles Major Lazer’s 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba — the first to be put on by…

Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM
Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXMplatformandstream.com
SiriusXM announced that GRAMMY Award-winning, iconic British band Duran Duran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Saturday, December 9 at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach.