Issue #424: Creators Face an Evolving Challenge Protecting IP; Why Does Twitter Still Matter for Musicians?

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Creators face an evolving challenge protecting IP
Creators face an evolving challenge protecting IPwww.raconteur.net
Protecting intellectual property and rewarding the creators of original works is a moving target as online technology continues to evolve

YouTube Music is great for record labels, but bad for music lovers
YouTube Music is great for record labels, but bad for music loverswww.wired.co.uk
As the music industry recovers, Sony, YouTube and Spotify jostle for supremacy

Spotify’s “hateful conduct” policy is an unfortunate mess
Spotify’s “hateful conduct” policy is an unfortunate messwww.thefader.com
A noble attempt to reckon with the work of accused abusers like XXXTentacion and R. Kelly has gone very south.

Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family plan
Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family planwww.theverge.com
Family subscriptions for music streaming services are great value in big households. Now Pandora is offering a family subscription for $15, matching similar deals from Spotify and Apple Music.

Why does Twitter still matter for musicians?
Why does Twitter still matter for musicians?diymusician.cdbaby.com

It’s worth remembering, Twitter still has hundreds of millions of active monthly users — and most of them have never heard your music. That’s a big untapped market right there.

It's Time for Spotify's Payment Processor, Adyen, To IPO
It's Time for Spotify's Payment Processor, Adyen, To IPOwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Spotify’s payment processor, Adyen revealed that it plans to IPO in Amsterdam next month, seeking a valuation between $7 billion and $10.5 billion.

Rekindling Our Fading Romance With AM Radio
Rekindling Our Fading Romance With AM Radiojacobsmedia.com
There may yet be hope for AM radio, a platform that has seen better days.

Measuring Attention on Spotify: Followers vs. Listeners
Measuring Attention on Spotify: Followers vs. Listenersblog.chartmetric.io
In March 2018, we explored the idea of content-based (CN), context-based (CX), and hybrid (HB) playlists on the Spotify platform…if you missed it, check it out here for some context (pun fully…

Why Music Data Shouldn't Drive 100% Of Decisions
Why Music Data Shouldn't Drive 100% Of Decisionswww.hypebot.com
In this interview, James Martin of Midem speaks with Sam Hill, Director of Digital Marketing at BMG UK, about his job, advice he’d give to those starting in the music industry, where he thinks the music industry is headed, and why he doesn’t think data should drive 100% of decisions….

What Should We Expect From Audio Dealers?
What Should We Expect From Audio Dealers?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks at what dealers do right…and wrong…

Phil Cook Offers Early Stream Of 'People Are My Drug' Album
Phil Cook Offers Early Stream Of 'People Are My Drug' Albumwww.jambase.com
Multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook is giving fans a chance to listen to his new album ‘People Are My Drug’ one week early.