SoundCloud Rival Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group — www.billboard.com
Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud.
Soundtrack Your Brand and Nielsen study says 83 percent of small businesses are not paying for proper music rights
Amongst other achievements, she has led the development of the ¡Viva Latino! and Baila Reggaeton playlists.
Apple Scoops Up A&R-Boosting Analytics Firm Asaii — www.billboard.com
Apple has officially acquired Asaii, a San Francisco-based music analytics startup specializing in using algorithmic data to spot up-and-coming artists before they hit the charts.
Millions of people flock to his YouTube channel to hear to what bizarre sounds like.
Who Has More Streams: Taylor Swift Or The Beatles? — www.refinery29.com
In honor of Spotify’s 10th anniversary, we asked them what we’ve always wanted to know. Who has more streams: Taylor Swift or The Beatles?
The good news about the Radio Show in Orlando last month is that digital is no longer a question, a debate, or an argument. It IS. And radio broadcasters are now actively seeking solutions, strategies, and partnerships in order to reap the benefits, while not being left behind.
Streaming helps fuel the boom in smart speakers such as Echo, HomePod — www.cnbc.com
The markets for smart speakers and music streaming are becoming more interdependent, a new study suggests, as high-tech audio shifts the way consumers listen to music.
The IFPI has released its annual music consumer insight report and this year’s findings dig deep.
The music streaming service — which competes with similar services from Spotify Technology, Apple and Google — is owned by Tencent, in which MultiChoice parent Naspers holds a 31.2% stake.