Spotify is quietly moving further into original video, dropping on Monday a new series about the hip-hop industry called “The Break” — which plays from inside RapCaviar and other signature playlists on the music-streaming service’s platform, living among songs rather than other videos.
Glassnote Music Announces Partnership With Kobalt Music's AWAL — www.billboard.com
Glassnote Music has ended its distribution deal with Universal Music Group and on Friday announced a new strategic partnership with Kobalt Music’s AWAL.
Amazon Music is now available on Xbox One consoles — www.theverge.com
Amazon Music comes to Xbox One consoles along with a plethora of new changes as part of the console’s monthly update. Users can now stream music from the service on their machines.
A Decade Deeper: Why So Many Indie Labels Are Celebrating Their Ten Year Anniversaries in 2018 — www.billboard.com
With so many notable New York-based, indie rock-focused labels turning a decade old within the last year, it begs the question — particularly for those smaller, boutique indie labels — what was going on ten years ago?
Pandora Launches Podcasts as Its Merger with Sirius XM Nears — www.barrons.com
It’s a growing, but comparatively small, slice of the audio marketplace at present.
Daniel Ek: Hey, I’ve got an idea! I could make money with a service called Spotify that gives away access to musicians’ product for free well almost free, and it’s all legal!
Musically Inclined: The Music Modernization Act of 2018 — www.ipwatchdog.com
Not all issues in the music industry were solved by the Music Modernization Act: licensing of physical sound recordings (vinyl and CDs) will still occur on a per-work, per song basis. While there is still work to be done, the Music Modernization Act does solve some long-standing issues in the music industry.
A little while back, Billy Corgan pulled the 2007 Smashing Pumpkins album Zeitgeist from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.