The Internet cloud giveth, but it can also take it away…
Facebook and Universal Music Group Strike Global Licensing Agreement — variety.com
Facebook and Universal Music Group today announced a global, multi-year licensing agreement.
Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option — www.billboard.com
Amazon Music will end its streaming support for users’ uploaded mp3s in 2019, the service announced this week with a statement on its website.
Neil Young’s vast archive deal is backed by intriguing new technology — www.thestar.com
The Neil Young Archives are already a huge treat for fans, and behind it, writes Ben Rayner, is a service that the beloved rocker hopes will bring the best audio to the masses at last.
Music Modernization Act Introduced In the House of Representatives, With Major Music Licensing Reform At Stake — www.billboard.com
The long awaited Music Modernization Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), was finally introduced into the House of Representatives today in a move that would create a collective to manage a blanket mechanical licensing system.
The Christmas Season Has An Effect On Music Streaming Habits — music3point0.com
The weather conditions and the Christmas season definitely has an effect on streaming listening behavior.
This Indie Guitarist Is Paying Off His House Thanks To Streaming Revenue — www.hypebot.com
Here Chris Robley reveals the DIY success story that is Lance Allen, an artist who doesn’t tour or sell merch, but is able to earn a full time living from music through the combined revenue of guitar lessons and money generated from streams on Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube.