Issue #426: Spotify CEO Tries to Clear Up Handling of R. Kelly Situation; Google Tries, Tries Again with New YouTube Music

Spotify CEO tries to clear up handling of R. Kelly situation
Spotify CEO tries to clear up handling of R. Kelly situationwww.cnet.com
The new policy wasn’t about punishing one individual, Daniel Ek says.

Google Tries, Tries Again With New YouTube Music Service
Google Tries, Tries Again With New YouTube Music Servicewww.forbes.com
YouTube Music is the latest in a series of attempts by Google to create a compelling subscription music service.

Spotify and Apple Music are both searching for New York's smartest hip-hop head
Spotify and Apple Music are both searching for New York's smartest hip-hop headwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

An interesting, telling moment in time: both Apple Music and Spotify are looking for a hip-hop expert to help guide their respective platforms in New York City.

SiriusXM to Broadcast Governors Ball Music Festival Performances, Interviews
SiriusXM to Broadcast Governors Ball Music Festival Performances, Interviewswww.billboard.com

SiriusXM announced that it will broadcast performances and backstage interviews from The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City from Friday, June 1 through Sunday June 3, across its SiriusXMU and other channels.

Why Spotify's IPO could bring more innovation to music technology
Why Spotify's IPO could bring more innovation to music technologywww.techrepublic.com
After the IPO in April, Jeff Yasuda, CEO of Feed.fm, talked with TechRepublic about why Spotify’s success is good for the business of music.

Can Subscription Streaming Save the Music Industry?
Can Subscription Streaming Save the Music Industry?www.morganstanley.com
After 15 years, the music industry may have found its digital savior in subscription streaming thanks to new opportunities from smart speakers and cars.

Music Choice Accused of 'One of the Most Deceitful and Disingenuous Efforts to Cheat Artists' by A2IM
Music Choice Accused of 'One of the Most Deceitful and Disingenuous Efforts to Cheat Artists' by A2IMwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Is Music Choice trying to get a free lunch from Congress — at the expense of artists labels? Now, A2IM is accusing the company of outright duplicity.

When It Comes to the Music Consent Decrees, Process Is Key
When It Comes to the Music Consent Decrees, Process Is Keywww.project-disco.org

The Department of Justice has begun to enforce its new agenda that includes, among other things, terminating legacy consent decrees under a so-called Judgement Termination Initiative

Apple launches global music publishing division, headed by Elena Segal
Apple launches global music publishing division, headed by Elena Segalwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Segal, who was previously Legal Director of iTunes International, is stepping up to become Apple Music’s Global Director of Music Publishing.

Portugal. The Man's 'Feel It Still' Is Still Feeling It From Advertisers
Portugal. The Man's 'Feel It Still' Is Still Feeling It From Advertisersclios.com
Portugal. The Man’s infectious, ’60s-flavored “Feel It Still” was indisputably the song of the summer last year. But even now, with the summer of 2018 not far off, the track refuses to fade away—thanks in part to advertisers who continue to find it irresistible.

Eurosport launches sport-themed Playlist on Spotify to support summer marketing campaign
Eurosport launches sport-themed Playlist on Spotify to support summer marketing campaignwww.eurosport.co.uk
Eurosport, the number one sport destination in Europe, has partnered with Spotify to release a sport-inspired anthem as part of its latest marketing campaign.

Singtel offers data-free Apple Music streaming
Singtel offers data-free Apple Music streamingwww.zdnet.com
Singapore telco’s post-paid mobile customers can access the music streaming service at Apple’s subscription fee of S$9.98 a month.

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