'We're on Life Support': Is Streaming Music the Final Note for Professional Songwriters? — psmag.com
Operating without a union, songwriters are still paid through royalty structures created in the days of player pianos and Tin Pan Alley. And in the streaming era, that’s a losing formula.
The Royal Wedding Is Coming to Vinyl and Streaming — pitchfork.com
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s will be first royal wedding to stream
Major Labels in New Legal Fight With SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Works — www.hollywoodreporter.com
Sony Music files new court papers to stop an arbitration commenced by the satellite radio giant.
The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act on Wednesday.
Spotify's Who We Be Live returns with Live Nation — www.iq-mag.net
The urban concert series, based on Spotify’s popular Who We Be playlist, is going “bigger for 2018”, with an extra date at the Birmingham Academy.
Lil B Releases Dozens of Old Mixtapes for Streaming — pitchfork.com
Red Flame, Evil Red Flame, Red Flame (Devil Music Edition), Pink Flame, God’s Father, and more
Deezer's newest feature takes the best parts from Pandora and Spotify — www.techradar.com
Deezer’s next feature caters to those of us with ever-evolving music tastes.
Stage Streaming Network: Theater-Centric Channel Launches This Summer — variety.com
A producer and former performer will launch a new streaming network devoted to theater and theater-related content this summer
LiveXLive Expands AEG Presents Partnership, Adds Two Festivals to Live Streaming Schedule — platformandstream.wordpress.com
LiveXLive Media has partnered with AEG Presents to add two music festivals to its slate of live music programming – Global Dance Festival and Decadence NYE.
“We’re seeing a lot of people making that conversion – a lot of people don’t want ads. But for people who won’t convert, and it’s obvious not everyone in the world is going to have a Premium subscription, we see how big the size of the audio ad market is globally.”
Massive Attack to Encode Mezzanine Album Audio Into DNA — www.pastemagazine.com
To celebrate their album’s 20th anniversary, Massive Attack will encode “Mezzanine” album into DNA, archiving their music for hundreds to thousands of years.
While site blocking has long been employed as a nuclear (albeit often ineffective) option for preventing copyright infringement, the entertainment industry is now taking things a step further by blocking certain apps.