Issue #298: How Billboard’s New Streaming Rules Will Affect the Charts; iHeartRadio Launches Podcast Network

How Billboard's New Streaming Rules Will Affect the Charts
How Billboard's New Streaming Rules Will Affect the Chartswww.rollingstone.com
Billboard’s new rules mean that free streaming services like YouTube will affect the charts less than paid ones. Will rap and other genres suffer?

Jimmy Iovine Breaks Down What's Wrong With the Music Business, Warns Against Overoptimism in Streaming: 'They're Not Making Money'
Jimmy Iovine Breaks Down What's Wrong With the Music Business, Warns Against Overoptimism in Streaming: 'They're Not Making Money'www.billboard.com
It’s been three and a half years since Jimmy Iovine left his role as CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M to run Apple Music, but that doesn’t keep him from thinking about the problems facing labels today — or the rest of the industry for that matter.

iHeartRadio launches podcast network targeting Middle America
iHeartRadio launches podcast network targeting Middle Americawww.axios.com

iHeart sees a business opportunity in bringing podcasting to a more diverse audience the center of the country.

U2 & Amazon Music Team Up for Immersive Online Radio 'Experience' Leading Up to New Album Release
U2 & Amazon Music Team Up for Immersive Online Radio 'Experience' Leading Up to New Album Releasewww.billboard.com
U2 has partnered with Amazon Music for a new online radio broadcast leading up to the band’s new album, ‘Songs of Experience,’ release on Friday.

A Year in Music Streaming, in 5 figures
A Year in Music Streaming, in 5 figuresblog.midem.com
Streaming went from strength to strength this year. Here’s how, in five key stats!

Spotify talks playlists, skip rates and NF’s Nordic-fuelled success
Spotify talks playlists, skip rates and NF’s Nordic-fuelled successmusically.com
Spotify’s Nordic head of shows and editorial Daniel Breitholtz was keen to make something clear in his speech at the Slush Music conference in Helsinki

Colorful Data Visualizations Made from Famous Classical Music Scores
Colorful Data Visualizations Made from Famous Classical Music Scoresmymodernmet.com
Nicholas Rougeux’s ‘Off the Staff’ is a set of colorful data visualizations made from parsing the sheet music of famous classical music scores.

Symphonic Distribution Raises $4M in Funding
Symphonic Distribution Raises $4M in Fundingwww.billboard.com
Digital music distributor Symphonic Distribution, Inc. has secured a $4 million investment led by Ballast Point Ventures, the company announced earlier this month.

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?
What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?www.pocket-lint.com
Music streaming services are nothing new anymore, there are plenty of options on the market, each with their own unique features to try and grab your attention.

All Ears
All Earsreallifemag.com
Streaming music services have made record reviewing superfluous. But are we really better off without it?

Benifei: Embed blockchain in copyright reform
Benifei: Embed blockchain in copyright reformwww.euractiv.com

Blockchain technology can provide a win-win-win between the fight against censorship, verified traceability of digital artworks, and a fair remuneration for its creators. The copyright reform debate is a good opportunity to embed blockchain and create a better regulatory framework, argues Brando Benifei.