Issue #467: DotBlockchain, Exactuals to Clear Up Music’s Data Problem; Troy Carter Exits Spotify; SiriusXM Extends Dave Matthews Band Channel

DotBlockchain Signs Partnership With Exactuals In Effort to Clear Up Music's Data Problem
DotBlockchain Signs Partnership With Exactuals In Effort to Clear Up Music's Data Problemwww.billboard.com
DotBlockchain has signed a partnership with payments and metadata company Exactuals in order to verify the metadata that it intends to input onto its database, aiming to begin with the most accurate accounting of rights ownership it can muster ahead of a forthcoming launch.

Troy Carter Exits Spotify
Troy Carter Exits Spotifyvariety.com
Troy Carter will be leaving Spotify. He will stay on through early September and then assume an advisory role at the streaming company.

This Menswear Startup Will Recommend You Clothes Based on Spotify Data
This Menswear Startup Will Recommend You Clothes Based on Spotify Datawww.racked.com
Eison Triple Threads believes Drake fans will want to dress like Drake

SiriusXM Extends Dave Matthews Band Radio Channel & Adds More Live Broadcasts
SiriusXM Extends Dave Matthews Band Radio Channel & Adds More Live Broadcastswww.jambase.com
Dave Matthews Band Radio will now air on SiriusXM through Labor Day Weekend with two live broadcasts added to the schedule.

iHeart's Your Weekly Mixtape no clone of Spotify Discover Weekly (really)
iHeart's Your Weekly Mixtape no clone of Spotify Discover Weekly (really)www.cnet.com
This one’s for people with regular-radio tastes.

Orchard Pulls Labels, Artists Off eMusic For Non-Payment
Orchard Pulls Labels, Artists Off eMusic For Non-Paymentwww.hypebot.com

Music download store eMusic is late paying at least one independent distributor, according to an internal email obtained by Hypebot. The troubles come just as the indie digital retailer launches an ambitious music blockchain project.

How to Get on a Playlist: The 8 Step Guide to Doing It Yourself
How to Get on a Playlist: The 8 Step Guide to Doing It Yourselfblog.landr.com
Knowing how to get on a playlist is key. This 8 step guide will help you build for a successful music promotion strategy.

Are Record Labels Facing an A&R Crisis?
Are Record Labels Facing an A&R Crisis?musicindustryblog.wordpress.com
A succession of conversations with record labels over the last couple of months has made me start to ponder whether we are approaching a tipping point in streaming era A&R. At the heart of the conversations is whether the growing role of playlists and the increased use of streaming analytics is making label A&R strategy…

A tour inside Spotify's Stockholm HQ
A tour inside Spotify's Stockholm HQnordic.businessinsider.com

Although Spotify has grown into a juggernaut with offices around the globe, Stockholm will always bear special significance for the company.

Vivendi to Sell Up to Half of Universal Music Group
Vivendi to Sell Up to Half of Universal Music Groupvariety.com
Vivendi is planning to sell up to 50% of Universal Music Group, whose artists include Lady Gaga and Drake.

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