Issue #304: Deezer Bets on Hi-Fi Audio with Japan Debut; Netflix for Jazz?; Dua Lipa is the Most Streamed Woman of 2017

Blog, Music, Streaming

Deezer Betting On Hi-Fi Audio as Streaming Service Launches In Japan
After years of trying, Deezer is about to launch in Japan, partnering with audio hardware companies Onkyo Pioneer and Yamaha to deliver lossless CD quality streaming to the world’s second biggest music market.

How Dua Lipa became the most streamed woman of 2017

Her smash hit New Rules gave relationship advice to an army of young women, making her more popular than Beyoncé and Rihanna – and her carefully nurtured rise could change the music industry for good.

Take my money: Why you’re paying for free media willingly
Take my money: Why you’re paying for free media willinglywww.cnet.com

When it comes to what we watch, read and listen to online, we’re setting up ways to continually pay for what we could get for free. Why?

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital
Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital www.nytimes.com
The jazz impresario’s latest project will offer high-definition streaming of jazz concerts and documentaries.

News Corp CEO: 'YouTube Is a Toxic Waste Dump'
News Corp CEO: 'YouTube Is a Toxic Waste Dump'www.billboard.com
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson is on record as a critic of the big tech platforms, which he’s said have sucked money away from journalism companies like his.

Blockchain browser Brave makes push to reward content makers and YouTubers
Blockchain browser Brave makes push to reward content makers and YouTuberstechcrunch.com
Brave, the blockchain-based browser initiative that raised $35 million in an ICO earlier this year, is making its first major move to build an ecosystem that..

Gareth Emery Wants to Disrupt Music Labels With Blockchain-Based Company Choon
Gareth Emery Wants to Disrupt Music Labels With Blockchain-Based Company Choonwww.billboard.com
He teamed up with his friends and blockchain technologists to create a platform that gives artists complete control over their product as well as a platform upon which to share that product direct to consumers for proper compensation.

Spotify's Most-Streamed List Is Free Of Surprises
Spotify's Most-Streamed List Is Free Of Surpriseswww.npr.org
Ed Sheeran, Rihanna and Luis Fonsi take top spots in Spotify’s year-end roundup of streaming stats.

SourceAudio Launches PodcastMusic.com; Provides Music Licensing for Podcasts
SourceAudio Launches PodcastMusic.com; Provides Music Licensing for Podcastsplatformandstream.com
SourceAudio has announced the launch of PodcastMusic.com. The new subscription-based service simplifies the difficulties of obtaining the licenses necessary for podcast use by bundling the master use, synchronization, mechanical and direct performance licenses into a single monthly transaction.

Zambia: Vodafone Zambia's Music Streaming Service 'Is Different to Everywhere Else'
Zambia: Vodafone Zambia's Music Streaming Service 'Is Different to Everywhere Else'allafrica.com
Music streaming services have had some success in Sub-Saharan Africa but it has tended to be in the larger country markets.

Let the music stream in — Margazhi is for everyone
Let the music stream in — Margazhi is for everyonewww.thehindu.com

The digital stage is bigger and the options endless for artistes, who want to reach out.

How to give the gift of Spotify this holiday season
How to give the gift of Spotify this holiday seasonwww.cnet.com
Music is a universal gift anyone can appreciate. Here are three ways to give the gift of Spotify.