Issue #315: How the Playlist Finally Usurped the Album; Tidal Offering Ad-Free Trial Subscriptions Through Holiday Season

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How the Playlist Finally Usurped the Album
How the Playlist Finally Usurped the Albumwww.theringer.com
In 2017, Spotify and Apple Music prized curation above all else.That may have not been a great thing for listeners and the music industry at large.

Tidal Offering Ad-Free Trial Subscriptions Through Holiday Season
Tidal Offering Ad-Free Trial Subscriptions Through Holiday Season variety.com
Tidal is offering ad-free trial subscriptions through the holiday season.

2017 was YouTube’s best year ever. It was also its worst.
2017 was YouTube’s best year ever. It was also its worst.www.theverge.com
Will YouTube’s mounting scandals ever slow the business down?

Music & Blockchain: What can it actually do for artists, right now?
Music & Blockchain: What can it actually do for artists, right now?blog.jaak.io
A practical look at one of this year’s biggest technology buzzwords and the real implications for artists. Matt is Campaign Manager at JAAK, as well as an independent label owner and music producer…

Songwriters, streaming companies strike landmark deal on music licensing
Songwriters, streaming companies strike landmark deal on music licensingwww.tennessean.com
After years of battling, the songwriting industry and music streaming companies have partnered together for groundbreaking legislation aimed at simplifying digital licensing and improving royalty payouts to copyright owners.

Spotify Wraps Up 2017 With This Darkly Comic Salute to Ed Sheeran
Spotify Wraps Up 2017 With This Darkly Comic Salute to Ed Sheeran www.adweek.com

It’s been a strong holiday season for Spotify, which rolled out its fun, data-driven “2018 Goals” billboards, fact-checked the year’s top songs with The New York Times’ T Brand Studios, and unveiled personalized “2017 Wrapped” experiences for users and artists.

Viberate Is Building a Music Marketplace Based Entirely on Cryptocurrency
Viberate Is Building a Music Marketplace Based Entirely on Cryptocurrencywww.digitalmusicnews.com
If you’re actively trading cryptocurrencies, you’ve probably heard of Viberate. The company aims to build a live music ecosystem based entirely on crypto.

Deezer Issues DMCA Takedown Notice Against Multiple Stream Rippers
Deezer Issues DMCA Takedown Notice Against Multiple Stream Ripperswww.digitalmusicnews.com
French-based streaming music platform Deezer has issued multiple DMCA takedown notices against stream ripping tools, including Deezloader.

Augmented reality's surprising push into music memorabilia
Augmented reality's surprising push into music memorabiliaventurebeat.com

As a lifelong and deeply passionate music fan, I have been enveloped in music and art since my earliest memories.