Issue #409: Will JAAK’s Blockchain Music Rights Database Succeed?; Should Spotify Sign Its Own Artists?; Instagram Code Reveals Music Feature

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Can JAAK's Blockchain Music Rights Database Succeed Where Others Have Failed?
Can JAAK's Blockchain Music Rights Database Succeed Where Others Have Failed?www.digitalmusicnews.com
With KORD, London-based tech startup JAAK wants to solve a major problem plaguing the music industry: getting artists paid for their work.

Spotify can’t become the next Netflix unless it signs its own artists
Spotify can’t become the next Netflix unless it signs its own artistsmedium.com

There would be several advantages to Spotify signing its own music artists.

Instagram code reveals upcoming music feature
Instagram code reveals upcoming music featuretechcrunch.com

Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app.

Meet the 2018 Techstars Music Startups Transforming the Music Industry for Good
Meet the 2018 Techstars Music Startups Transforming the Music Industry for Goodwww.billboard.com

Check out what each team is attempting to solve.

Warner Music Group sells 75 percent of its Spotify shares for $400 million
Warner Music Group sells 75 percent of its Spotify shares for $400 millionwww.recode.net
First Sony, now Warner.

Revealed: The most-streamed songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and more
Revealed: The most-streamed songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and morewww.bbc.com
Ed Sheeran and Drake might dominate the charts – but what are the most popular songs of years gone by?

YouTube has a new deal with Vevo to sell music video ads
YouTube has a new deal with Vevo to sell music video ads www.recode.net
Good for YouTube, and for the music labels. What about for Vevo?

Is Spotify the key to determining the country's spending habits?
Is Spotify the key to determining the country's spending habits?www.joe.co.uk
The Bank of England has admitted to using Spotify to gain an insight into people’s moods and spending habits. Is this the key to understanding the economy?

How TV Helps My Audiophilia, Really...
How TV Helps My Audiophilia, Really… audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks for new and different ways to enjoy the audiophile hobby.

Beyond AirPods, ‘True’ Wireless Headphones Developing Into Lucrative Market
Beyond AirPods, ‘True’ Wireless Headphones Developing Into Lucrative Marketwww.twice.com
Apple dominates this new “true” wireless category, also referred to as “hearables,” accounting for 86% of the dollar volume in this nascent headphone category.

Cramer: Wall Street got Spotify's quarter all wrong—I'd be a buyer
Cramer: Wall Street got Spotify's quarter all wrong—I'd be a buyerwww.cnbc.com
Jim Cramer explains what went wrong with Spotify’s first earnings report as a public company and why the results weren’t as bad as investors thought.