Issue 522: Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal with UMG; Music Loses $2.65 Billion Year from Coffee Shops, Public Performances

SoundCloud Rival Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group
SoundCloud Rival Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal With Universal Music Groupwww.billboard.com
Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud.

Music Loses $2.65 Billion Year From Coffee Shops, Public Performances
Music Loses $2.65 Billion Year From Coffee Shops, Public Performanceswww.rollingstone.com

Soundtrack Your Brand and Nielsen study says 83 percent of small businesses are not paying for proper music rights

Spotify's Latin playlists head Rocío Guerrero quits streaming platform to join Warner Music Group
Spotify's Latin playlists head Rocío Guerrero quits streaming platform to join Warner Music Groupwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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
Apple Scoops Up A&R-Boosting Analytics Firm Asaiiwww.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.

Meet Bill Wurtz, the Internet Musical Genius You’ve Never Heard Of
Meet Bill Wurtz, the Internet Musical Genius You’ve Never Heard Ofmelmagazine.com

Millions of people flock to his YouTube channel to hear to what bizarre sounds like.

Who Has More Streams: Taylor Swift Or The Beatles?
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?

Public Radio Doubles Down On Local
Public Radio Doubles Down On Localjacobsmedia.com

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
Streaming helps fuel the boom in smart speakers such as Echo, HomePodwww.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.

New Report Reveals Music Streaming Is "Virtually Ubiquitous"
New Report Reveals Music Streaming Is "Virtually Ubiquitous"www.youredm.com

The IFPI has released its annual music consumer insight report and this year’s findings dig deep.

DStv adds free Joox music streaming to bouquets
DStv adds free Joox music streaming to bouquetstechcentral.co.za

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.

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