Issue #311: Music Industry Cases, Issues To Watch In 2018; What Will It Take For Streaming To Grow In Japan?

Blog, Music, Streaming

Music Industry Cases, Issues To Watch In 2018

Here’s an update on what’s happening in the music industry and what to keep an eye on for 2018.

What Will It Take For Streaming To Grow In Japan? Dispatches From Tokyo Dance Music Event
What Will It Take For Streaming To Grow In Japan? Dispatches From Tokyo Dance Music Eventwww.forbes.com
The Japanese music business made just 7.4% of its money from streaming in 2016. Why has the world’s second-largest recorded music market stifled a technology that much of the global industry has already taken for granted?

Did Apple Music Kill the Mixtape Star?
Did Apple Music Kill the Mixtape Star?www.okayplayer.com
Dimas Sanfiorenzo asks the question on whether or not streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify have killed the mixtape superstar.

Why SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor Thinks 'Being First' In Music Is Big Business
Why SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor Thinks 'Being First' In Music Is Big Businesswww.billboard.com
Kerry Trainor has framed his long-term vision for SoundCloud as “being first” for DIY artists and their fans.

It’s A Wrap: What To Expect From The Copyright Wars In 2018
It’s A Wrap: What To Expect From The Copyright Wars In 2018abovethelaw.com
Here’s hoping that 2018 will be a year of creation, collaboration, and lawful monetization.

PRS for Music CEO: 'How to unlock rightsholders' money around the world'
PRS for Music CEO: 'How to unlock rightsholders' money around the world'musically.com
This column is from Robert Ashcroft, CEO of PRS for Music: “The issues of data, value and protection for songwriters have never been so high on the agenda.”

Netflix and Spotify Ask: Can Data Mining Make for Cute Ads?
Netflix and Spotify Ask: Can Data Mining Make for Cute Ads?www.nytimes.com
Netflix and Spotify have turned their users’ habits into marketing campaigns to the delight of some. But not everyone.

Music Reports Hits 1 Million Songs Claimed Using Songdex Rights Database
Music Reports Hits 1 Million Songs Claimed Using Songdex Rights Databasewww.billboard.com
Music Reports’ rights database Songdex has hit a new milestone, helping music publishers claim more than 1 million songs since its claiming system was launched last year.

Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital China to help singers make money
Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital China to help singers make moneytechcrunch.com
Described to me as “American Idol meets musical.ly,” startup Spotlite recently raised more than $10 million from Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures. The..

Vinyl sales: the fad isn't going away and companies should understand why
Vinyl sales: the fad isn't going away and companies should understand whywww.verdict.co.uk
Vinyl sales have made a notable comeback over the past few years — up by 53 percent in 2016 — and there’s a clear reason why.