Inside the Black Market for Spotify Playlists — www.dailydot.com
A new type of Payola is taking place on Spotify, with artists using third-party services to get added to influential playlists, and the company is inadvertently paying for it.
Musicians are exploring blockchain as a ‘big spreadsheet in the sky’ that could help them seize back control from big business.
Why Spotify Won’t Be the Netflix of Music — www.wsj.com
Musicians have long complained about the power of big record labels. Investors tempted to buy Spotify stock when it goes public later this month could end up sympathizing.
British Singer Zak Abel Announced as 'Deezer Next' Global Priority Act — www.billboard.com
Fast-rising pop singer Zak Abel has been announced as Deezer’s second global priority act of 2018, following in the footsteps of fellow Brit Jorja Smith.
But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print.
Online music leader bids to capitalize on country’s music-loving, free-spending and increasingly tech-savvy middle class.
Merlin Network strikes streaming deals for independent music in China — www.bbc.com
The digital rights agency says the licensing agreements will give their members access to about 90% of China’s digital music listeners.
10 key talking points from the Spotify investor day — musically.com
Spotify held its ‘investor day’ event earlier this evening, revealing that it will go public on 3 April in the process. You can read our liveblog here.
It’s becoming par for the course during debut lunch meetings with US major label execs.
LMC is a new platform that allows music-related venues and clubs to broadcast live events globally without the complexity and cost of many pay-per-view options.
How technology is changing the music business — www.telegraph.co.uk
From a global music currency to virtual multi-camera recording setups, here are a few ways that technology is helping the industry to grow
Spotify: Three Revenue Streams That Could Help It Grow — www.barrons.com
Could podcasts, advertising and video be the magic formula?
Looking at music usage in social media, and how this could lead to huge music licensing opportunities for emerging artists.