Issue #313: The Biggest Streaming-Music Trends of 2017; How Hip-Hop Triumphed

Blog, Music, Streaming

Playlists! Lawsuits! Fake Songs! The Biggest Streaming-Music Trends of 2017
Playlists! Lawsuits! Fake Songs! The Biggest Streaming-Music Trends of 2017pitchfork.com
Breaking down the year’s most important stories in the world of streaming and looking forward to what’s next

How Hip-Hop Triumphed

By embracing streaming.That’s right, you cannot get ahead if you stay behind. While other formats railed against payouts, declaring that music had “value,” while they bitched about everything from the loss of artwork to the decimation of the label, hip-hop hurdled over those barriers and won.

Súbeme la radio: How audiences are adapting to non-English language music
Súbeme la radio: How audiences are adapting to non-English language musicwww.independent.co.uk
Herbie Hancock once said music is “an art form that happens to transcend language”, but British and US audiences still take some convincing before they connect to a non-English language song. 

Directors of failed music streaming startup Guvera plan re-launch as Dragonfly Music
Directors of failed music streaming startup Guvera plan re-launch as Dragonfly Musicwww.smartcompany.com.au

Directors and investors of failed music streaming startup Guvera have revealed in court hearings that plans are in the works for a relaunch of the business as Dragonfly Music.

Music and technology: Blurred lines
Music and technology: Blurred lineswww.itproportal.com
The music industry sits on the cusp of a monumental shift as the initial disruptive shock of digitalisation fades.

Audi's latest models add Amazon Music to the dashboard
Audi's latest models add Amazon Music to the dashboardwww.engadget.com
If you’re an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto user, you’ve no shortage of music streaming services baked into your dashboard. But, if you’re relying on your vehicl…

How did music producer Gramatik raise $2m in 24 hours?
How did music producer Gramatik raise $2m in 24 hours?www.bbc.com
Creative artists are using blockchain tech to raise cash and protect their intellectual property.

Interview: Jimmy Iovine on 'The Defiant Ones,' Future of Streaming, and Why He's Never Satisfied
Interview: Jimmy Iovine on 'The Defiant Ones,' Future of Streaming, and Why He's Never Satisfiedwww.complex.com
He also shares the movie that became '8 Mile' was originally intended for 2Pac.

How to access Spotify without 3rd Party VPNs
How to access Spotify without 3rd Party VPNshackernoon.com
If you somehow stumbled upon this guide instead of the similar ones ranked higher on google search, well, I think you’re going to get your time’s worth.

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Allowing Fractional Licensing of Songs
Appeals Court Upholds Decision Allowing Fractional Licensing of Songswww.hollywoodreporter.com
BMI scores a legal win over the Justice Department.

Sony’s Deal with YouTube Is Music to Analyst’s Ears
Sony’s Deal with YouTube Is Music to Analyst’s Earswww.barrons.com

Sony’s music operations were growing rapidly even before the deal with YouTube, according to Jefferies’ analyst Atul Goyal.