Paul Wilson looks at how digital audio has become more complicated…
Eight Months After Launch, UnitedMasters Quietly Rolls Out Online Distribution Service For Artists — www.billboard.com
In a crowded, competitive landscape for music streaming, distribution and analytics, UnitedMasters has arguably struggled to deliver on its lofty promises to date.
On June 20, Instagram announced IGTV, the company’s attempt to compete with YouTube and distinguish itself with vertical video content.
Streaming Music and Copyright — www.cato.org
The Music Modernization Act has some beneficial aspects, but overall it simply incorporates streaming services like Spotify into the same anticompetitive regulatory framework that currently governs music copyrights.
Audio (R)evolution: From Mono To Stereo To Smart — www.twice.com
As the sonic landscape has transitioned from mono to stereo to smart, one thing has remained the same: the ability of recorded sound to take our breath away.
Spotify and Ek’s parlay — medium.com
Recode recently reported that two of the three major record labels had started selling their equity stakes in Spotify: How else can you read this but to infer that the major labels feel pretty secure…
Over 30? Survey Says You May Suffer From 'Musical Paralysis' — www.billboard.com
Radio programmers who work in country and other adult-leaning formats might well be heartened by a new study from an online company that suggests listeners over the age of 30 have little time for music discovery.