Issue #321: It’s 2018 and the Music Business is Better than Ever; Spotify Files for IPO

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It's 2018 and the Music Business is Better than Ever
It's 2018 and the Music Business is Better than Everadage.com
After a 20-year decline we’re seeing growth, in fact, double-digit growth. Music is being created and consumed at a higher rate than ever before.

Spotify Confidentially Files for IPO
Spotify Confidentially Files for IPOwww.hollywoodreporter.com
The music streaming company submitted the paperwork in late December, according to Axios.

Facebook, YouTube double down on music rights
Facebook, YouTube double down on music rightswww.axios.com
The negotiations are a sign of improving relations between the music industry and tech giants

AI and data are music to recording industry's ears for recouping song royalties
AI and data are music to recording industry's ears for recouping song royaltieswww.theglobeandmail.com
Collecting money from traditional media sources, such as radio, can be an imperfect task

Spotify Settlement Inadequate for Publisher Seeking $1.6 Billion
Spotify Settlement Inadequate for Publisher Seeking $1.6 Billionwww.bloomberg.com
Spotify’s $43 million settlement with songwriters is being challenged in a new lawsuit from a publisher who says artists like Tom Petty and Neil Young deserve a lot more — $1.6 billion more.

VidaPrimo Debuts Latin Music Channel on XUMO
VidaPrimo Debuts Latin Music Channel on XUMOdailytelescope.com
VidaPrimo Executive VP + GM Stephen Brooks “With millions of users across devices, XUMO expands our network footprint into the smart TV space, strengthening the connection from our artists to their fans in the living room.”

Jim Owens Entertainment files suit over streaming of 'Music City Tonight'
Jim Owens Entertainment files suit over streaming of 'Music City Tonight'www.tennessean.com
The streaming over re-runs of the “Music City Tonight” television show on Roku has prompted a lawsuit pitting Jim Owens Entertainment against Luken Communications.

SiriusXM To Pay A Larger Royalty In Coming Year
SiriusXM To Pay A Larger Royalty In Coming Yearwww.hypebot.com

Good news for the pocketbooks of artists, a recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board will be boost the rates for what the satellite service SiriusXM doles out to artists by a not insignificant forty-one percent.

KPUR to Become First 100,000-watt Station for Independent Texas Red Dirt Country Music
KPUR to Become First 100,000-watt Station for Independent Texas Red Dirt Country Musicwww.savingcountrymusic.com
The expansionism in the Texas Music scene continues, and it has just acquired its first ever 100,000-watt signal.

Audi Integrates Amazon Music
Audi Integrates Amazon Music www.theintelligentdriver.com

The worlds of technology and automotive continue to collide, as Audi announced an integration with Amazon Music. Amazon Music is now accessible to Audi owners through their vehicle’s MMI system via the Audi MMI connect mobile application.