Issue 531: 3 Big Ways Streaming is Transforming Music; Spotify on Its Way Back to Roku; Facebook Looking More Like MySpace

3 Big Ways Streaming Is Transforming Music
3 Big Ways Streaming Is Transforming Musicblog.reverbnation.com

From the way audiences listen to music to how songwriters make music, major streaming platforms have changed music so completely that we won’t fully understand what it all really means for some time

SoundCloud Slammed Over Premier Artist Contract
SoundCloud Slammed Over Premier Artist Contractvariety.com
SoundCloud’s contract for its new Premier service came under harsh criticism in a new report.

Imogen Heap launches her ‘Life of a Song’ project
Imogen Heap launches her ‘Life of a Song’ projectmusically.com
British artist Imogen Heap has launched her ‘Life of a Song’ project, which focuses on a single track from 2005, ‘Hide and Seek’, showing exactly how it has made money over the last 13 years, as well as how those revenues have been split between Heap, her label, publisher and other entities involved in the work.

Is Japan Ready For The Streaming Revolution?
Is Japan Ready For The Streaming Revolution?celebrityaccess.com

A new report by indie rights agency Merlin highlighted the slow but steady shift towards music streaming in Japan, one of the

Sony's Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved By European Commission
Sony's Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved By European Commissionwww.billboard.com
The European commission has approved Sony Corp.’s plan to become the sole owner of EMI Music Publishing through its agreement to acquire the shares of Mubadala Investment Company and its consortium partners.

Spotify is on its way back to Roku streaming devices
Spotify is on its way back to Roku streaming deviceswww.engadget.com
Spotify first made its way to Roku back in 2012, but it pulled its support for the platform in late 2017 due to various technical issues. Roku promised that the…

Facebook Is Looking More Like MySpace And That's Good News For Musicians, Labels
Facebook Is Looking More Like MySpace And That's Good News For Musicians, Labelswww.hypebot.com

Facebook is rolling out new music features, after recent deals with the major labels.

How country stars Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton cracked Radio 1
How country stars Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton cracked Radio 1www.bbc.com
How country artists are getting played alongside Little Mix, Jess Glynne and Arctic Monkeys.

Trent Reznor Describes Working at Apple Music
Trent Reznor Describes Working at Apple Musicwww.billboard.com
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor opened up about working at Apple Music in a Stereogum interview published Friday (Oct. 19).

Spotify UK hires Christie Driver-Snell as Editor for Dance Music
Spotify UK hires Christie Driver-Snell as Editor for Dance Musicwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Driver-Snell was formerly Head of Programming at Rinse FM.

Spotify tests feature that highlights new releases
Spotify tests feature that highlights new releaseswww.engadget.com
Spotify appears to be testing a new feature called What’s New that surfaces newly released music from artists you listen to, The Verge reports. A handful of Spo…

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