Issue 523: Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rights; Winamp Gets Streaming Era Refresh

Blog, Music, Streaming

Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rights
Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rightswww.cbronline.com
The new Sony blockchain platform is based on a system developed by Sony Global Education last year, but few more details have emerged

Winamp, legendary music player of the 2000s, is getting a streaming era refresh
Winamp, legendary music player of the 2000s, is getting a streaming era refreshmashable.com
The new app will integrate streaming, radio and podcast services under one roof.

Soundbetter Paid $12M To Musicians, Producers In 18 Months
Soundbetter Paid $12M To Musicians, Producers In 18 Monthswww.hypebot.com

Soundbetter has paid out more than $12 million to the musicians and production talent that utilize it’s platform, most of it in the last 18 months.

Mighty’s ‘iPod shuffle for Spotify’ gets upgraded battery and Bluetooth
Mighty’s ‘iPod shuffle for Spotify’ gets upgraded battery and Bluetoothwww.theverge.com
The Mighty has been updated for 2018. The new Mighty Vibe bumps the battery life from four to five hours if you’re using wireless headphones, has an improved Bluetooth antenna for better range, and a redesigned companion app.

10 Years of Spotify: How the Platform Revolutionized the Music Industry—and Where Does It Go From Here?
10 Years of Spotify: How the Platform Revolutionized the Music Industry—and Where Does It Go From Here?www.newsweek.com
The march toward streaming has gathered pace in recent years and the market is now swamped with alternatives—but Spotify remains strong.

Why Your Business May Be Breaching Copyright Law By Streaming Personal Playlists
Why Your Business May Be Breaching Copyright Law By Streaming Personal Playlistswww.forbes.com
The largest ever study into background music in commercial settings suggests that music artists may be missing out on an estimated $2.65 billion annually. Many commercial business owners are unaware that they are breaching copyright laws.

PRS for Music, PPL Dramatically Expand Their Music Recognition Capabilities
PRS for Music, PPL Dramatically Expand Their Music Recognition Capabilitieswww.digitalmusicnews.com
DJs and dance music producers have been missing out on performance royalties for decades. Now, PROs PRS for Music and PPL taking a big step forward.

An Apple Music and TV streaming bundle could net Apple billions in additional revenue
An Apple Music and TV streaming bundle could net Apple billions in additional revenuebgr.com
Like it or not, subscriptions appear to be the wave of the future, and Apple isn’t keen on getting left behind. Just a few years ago, for example, Apple realized that the iTunes business model it introduced more than a decade earlier was becoming antiquated.

iHeart Hires Turner Executive
iHeart Hires Turner Executiveradioink.com

iHeartMedia has named Greg Millard Executive Vice President of Event and Experiential Partnerships.

Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming age
Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming agewww.bbc.com
As the UK’s celebrates National Album Day, Spotify says albums “can still be absolutely monumental”.