Issue #314: What If Tidal Streaming Vanished?; Facebook, Universal Music Group Strike Global Licensing Agreement

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What If Tidal Streaming Vanished?

What If Tidal Streaming Vanished?
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The Internet cloud giveth, but it can also take it away…

Facebook and Universal Music Group Strike Global Licensing Agreement
Facebook and Universal Music Group Strike Global Licensing Agreementvariety.com
Facebook and Universal Music Group today announced a global, multi-year licensing agreement.

Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option
Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Optionwww.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
Neil Young’s vast archive deal is backed by intriguing new technologywww.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
Music Modernization Act Introduced In the House of Representatives, With Major Music Licensing Reform At Stakewww.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 Problem with Muzak
The Problem with Muzakthebaffler.com
We should call this what it is: the automation of selling out.

How Streaming Is Changing Music
How Streaming Is Changing Musicartplusmarketing.com
Last year marked streaming’s full arrival in the world of music consumption.

The Christmas Season Has An Effect On Music Streaming Habits
The Christmas Season Has An Effect On Music Streaming Habitsmusic3point0.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
This Indie Guitarist Is Paying Off His House Thanks To Streaming Revenuewww.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.

Song Exploder | R.E.M.
Song Exploder | R.E.M.songexploder.net
Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. break down “Try Not to Breathe” from their seminal album Automatic for the People.