Issue #388: Spotify Plans New Version of Its Free Service; Raekwon: Stationhead App Will ‘Change the World’

Blog, Music, Streaming

Spotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Service
Spotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Servicewww.bloomberg.com

Spotify is developing a new version of its free music service, the first big product change since the streaming company went public last week, according to people familiar with the matter.

Raekwon says his social radio app Stationhead will change the world
Raekwon says his social radio app Stationhead will change the worldwww.thefader.com
Stationhead lets you run your own radio station and its investor Raekwon thinks it’s the future.

Streaming boom is sweet music for the record industry as revenues rise by 10.6pc
Streaming boom is sweet music for the record industry as revenues rise by 10.6pcwww.telegraph.co.uk
It is more than two decades since Cool Britannia ruled the airwaves, but the boom in subscription music streaming via Spotify has the record industry partying like it’s 1995.

Can Apple Music and Amazon catch Spotify's subscriber base by the end of 2018?
Can Apple Music and Amazon catch Spotify's subscriber base by the end of 2018?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

In amongst the hubbub of the Swedish company’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange last week, an illuminating announcement regarding its arch-rival, Apple Music, was easy to miss.

Spotify $26 Billion Value Is Hard to Put Your Finger On
Spotify $26 Billion Value Is Hard to Put Your Finger Onwww.bloomberg.com
Intangible assets present real difficulties for financiers and accountants.

The Weeknd scores largest EP streaming debut of all time
The Weeknd scores largest EP streaming debut of all timethemusicuniverse.com
The Weeknd scores largest EP streaming debut of all time with the surprise March 30th release of “My Dear Melancholy” via XO/Republic Records.

Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machine
Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machinewww.techhive.com
Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility.

PRS Explores delves into new online music piracy trends
PRS Explores delves into new online music piracy trendswww.m-magazine.co.uk

As piracy evolves away from ad-funded models, which are traceable via ‘follow the money’ crackdown initiatives, pirates are moving towards crypto-currencies such as bitcoin to turn a profit.

Neko Case Shares New Single ‘Bad Luck’
Neko Case Shares New Single ‘Bad Luck’www.jambase.com
Listen to “Bad Luck,” the latest single from the upcoming new Neko Case album ‘Hell-On.’

Why the Canadian music industry’s secret copyright protection plan is off key
Why the Canadian music industry’s secret copyright protection plan is off keywww.theglobeandmail.com

The long-awaited Canadian copyright review is set to kick off hearings next week as a House of Commons committee embarks on a year-long process that will hear from a wide range of stakeholders

Spotify Premium Price Slashed for PlayStation Plus Members
Spotify Premium Price Slashed for PlayStation Plus Memberswww.hardcoregamer.com

Sony Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday announced that the price for Spotify Premium on PlayStation Music has been slashed for active PlayStation Plus subscribers.

A Supersized Music Modernization 'Mega-Act' Is Being Introduced Into Congress
A Supersized Music Modernization 'Mega-Act' Is Being Introduced Into Congresswww.digitalmusicnews.com
The Music Modernization Act is expected to be introduced today. This time, it combines four single legislative efforts, including the CLASSICS Act.