Issue #310: Can SoundCloud Survive the Streaming Wars?; Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Out

Blog, Music, Streaming

After a turbulent 2017, can SoundCloud survive the streaming wars?
After a turbulent 2017, can SoundCloud survive the streaming wars?www.factmag.com
After the possibility of SoundCloud shutting down business, Lorena Cupcake takes stock of their turbulent 2017 and how they can survive in the future.

Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rate for SiriusXM, Lowers It for Music Choice
Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rate for SiriusXM, Lowers It for Music Choicewww.billboard.com
The Copyright Royalty Board has determined that Satellite Audio Radio Services, i.e. SiriusXM will pay 15.5 percent of revenue for the next five years beginning in 2018 to 2022.

7digital's Pete Downton talks streaming, telcos, voice control and Apple
7digital's Pete Downton talks streaming, telcos, voice control and Applemusically.com
In the mid-2000s, Pete Downton had a PowerPoint presentation. It included a slide with a map of the world plotting WMG’s telco partnerships.

Spotify price tag rises ahead of filing for NYSE listing: sources
Spotify price tag rises ahead of filing for NYSE listing: sourceswww.reuters.com
The value of music streaming service Spotify, which is planning a stock market listing, has grown around 20 percent to at least $19 billion in the past few months, outperforming U.S. and European tech indexes, sources familiar with the matter said.

Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Out
Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Outwww.billboard.com
Vevo has announced a change at the top. Erik Huggers, president and CEO of the music video platform since 2015, is stepping down to pursue new opportunities.

Algorithm is a dancer: Is YouTube starting to determine vinyl reissues?
Algorithm is a dancer: Is YouTube starting to determine vinyl reissues?thevinylfactory.com
With a proliferation of rare albums gathering vast view counts on YouTube, does the algorithm have an impact on what now gets reissued on vinyl?

Luke Rathborne: Finding DIY Success in the Age of Streaming
Luke Rathborne: Finding DIY Success in the Age of Streamingblog.landr.com
Luke Rathborne has found success as independent artist in the age of streaming. We found out how he’s made it work on his own by being his own best asset.

Paul McCartney's RAM on Colored Vinyl vs. Streams vs. High Res Download
Paul McCartney's RAM on Colored Vinyl vs. Streams vs. High Res Downloadaudiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff succumbs to Macca marketing…

Spotify moves to new Stockholm headquarters
Spotify moves to new Stockholm headquartersnordic.businessinsider.com
The new offices are located in Urban Escape, a newly renovated city block.

Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israel
Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israelm.calcalistech.com
The Paris-based company also used the occasion of its local launch to introduce a new Shazam-like feature called Song Catcher

AVOCs: unlocking the next phase of the music industry
AVOCs: unlocking the next phase of the music industryblog.jaak.io
People are interested in the potential for blockchain in the music industry because they have been sold on the promise of greater accuracy and efficiency. The ability to mechanistically license…