Issue #300: Spotify, Tencent Music May Team Up Via Stock Swap; Neil Young’s Massive Online Archive Is Open

Spotify and Tencent Music May Team Up Via Stock Swap
Spotify and Tencent Music May Team Up Via Stock Swapvariety.com
Spotify is in talks with Tencent Music for a stock swap, which would also come with a significant capital injection for the music service.

Neil Young’s Massive Online Archive Is Open
Neil Young’s Massive Online Archive Is Openpitchfork.com
“Don’t forget to have a good time, and try not to get lost”

Why live streaming is not a solution for orchestras in a digital world
Why live streaming is not a solution for orchestras in a digital worldmedium.com
In the twentieth century, people went to concert halls to hear the greatest classical music performed by orchestras like the New York Philharmonic or Boston Symphony.

Biggest tracks could be main losers from user-centric streaming payouts
Biggest tracks could be main losers from user-centric streaming payoutsmusically.com
Research being conducted in Finland into a ‘user-centric’ payments model for music-streaming suggests that the biggest tracks may be the main losers.

The music industry should be dreaming of a white Christmas
The music industry should be dreaming of a white Christmaswww.economist.com

Weather and daylight hours affect the consumption of festive songs.

Kobalt inks licensing deal in China with NetEase Cloud Music
Kobalt inks licensing deal in China with NetEase Cloud Musicwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Unlike the three major music companies (Universal, Sony and Warner), Kobalt has taken a different path in the key emerging territory. The company’s publishing division and its AWAL recorded music operation have signed a deal with NetEase Cloud Music to license and distribute its music catalogue.

What does Chris Stapleton have in common with Etta James, Van Morrison, and Otis Redding? Plenty.
What does Chris Stapleton have in common with Etta James, Van Morrison, and Otis Redding? Plenty.medium.com

“Tennessee Whiskey” plays well with songs in the country, Americana, singer-songwriters, rock, R&B, and soul genres.
• Stapleton’s music has a close relation to Etta James and other R&B/soul…

iHeartMedia Promotes John Ivey to President of Top 40 Programming Strategy
iHeartMedia Promotes John Ivey to President of Top 40 Programming Strategywww.billboard.com
iHeartMedia’s national programming group has promoted 40-year veteran programmer John Ivey to the position of president of CHR Programming Strategy, effective immediately.

A Colorado Company who Sued Netflix and others is now Targeting Apple's Streaming Products like Apple Music, iTunes & more
A Colorado Company who Sued Netflix and others is now Targeting Apple's Streaming Products like Apple Music, iTunes & morewww.patentlyapple.com

Realtime Adaptive Streaming has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the District Court of Colorado. The company had previously sued Cisco, Netflix and Hulu and yesterday the company filed a six count lawsuit against Apple.

Rights clearance startup Dubset partners with indie distribution label Merlin
Rights clearance startup Dubset partners with indie distribution label Merlinwww.theverge.com
Merlin’s members include Sub Pop, Warp, and Mad Decent

Spotify Premium gets discounted to $99 for a year
Spotify Premium gets discounted to $99 for a yearwww.theverge.com
The same price as Apple Music