Issue #293: Will Tech Startups Finally Make Record Labels Obsolete?; Spotify Launches New Tech Hub in London

Back Monday with Issue #295!


Will Tech Startups Finally Make Record Labels Obsolete? Not So Fast
Will Tech Startups Finally Make Record Labels Obsolete? Not So Fastwww.billboard.com
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Record labels are irrelevant because they’ve been disrupted by a venture-funded technology start-up. Sound familiar? It’s an old joke — on creators.

SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streams
SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streamswww.engadget.com
SoundCloud wants the world (and, more importantly, record labels) to know that it can break artists too. And, who can blame it. It must sting when Apple Music d…

Spotify launches new tech hub in London
Spotify launches new tech hub in Londonwww.thelocal.se
Spotify is recruiting for a new tech hub in London, its first outside Sweden and the US.

ASCAP Members Get Free Digital Distribution Via LANDR
ASCAP Members Get Free Digital Distribution Via LANDRwww.billboard.com
For many indie artists, ponying up to get music distributed across digital services is necessary, even if those itemized royalty checks for 76 cents don’t eventually cover that cost.

Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play a boon for Australian music
Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play a boon for Australian musicwww.afr.com
Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play are charging growth for the Australian music industry, with streaming services contributing over half of revenue for the local sector.

How to Create a Spotify Playlist: Tips and Tricks
How to Create a Spotify Playlist: Tips and Tricksblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Trying to catch the eyes of a Spotify Curator? We’ve put together a few tips to learn how to create a Spotify playlist. Click here to learn more!

YouTube Kicks Off 'Best.Cover.Ever' Series
YouTube Kicks Off 'Best.Cover.Ever' Serieswww.billboard.com

YouTube premiereed Best.Cover.Ever., a global singing competition that allows musicians to submit cover performances to their favorite artists in the hopes of being selected to perform alongside their idols.

Yandex.Music Streaming Service Becomes Russia's Top Non-Game App
Yandex.Music Streaming Service Becomes Russia's Top Non-Game Appwww.billboard.com
The mobile app of a leading Russian music streaming service, Yandex.Music, has landed the country’s biggest non-game mobile app in revenue, based on sales in App Store and Google Play, according to a recent report by App Annie.

How has music streaming evolved in 2017 and what does 2018 hold?
How has music streaming evolved in 2017 and what does 2018 hold?themusicuniverse.com
How has music streaming evolved in 2017 and what does 2018 hold? An in depth look into the most popular music platform is here.

TurnUp Music partners Samsung to launch streaming service
TurnUp Music partners Samsung to launch streaming servicewww.musicinafrica.net
South African online music service TurnUp Music has partnered with Samsung to launch a music streaming package on the Samsung Z Series mobile devices.