Issue 545: iHeartMedia Acquires Radio Tech Platform Jelli; Taylor Swift’s New Record Deal Highlights Spotify and Streaming

iHeartMedia Acquires Radio Tech Platform Jelli
iHeartMedia Acquires Radio Tech Platform Jelliwww.hypebot.com

iHeartMedia has entered into an agreement to acquire Jelli, the company behind the SoundPoint platform which enables programmatic buying and selling broadcast radio ad time.

Taylor Swift’s new record deal highlights Spotify and streaming
Taylor Swift’s new record deal highlights Spotify and streamingqz.com
TSwift has a reputation for criticizing the streaming industry and advocating for artists to be paid more. Her new label deal is the latest evidence.

Vivendi Rides Spotify’s Coattails
Vivendi Rides Spotify’s Coattailswww.wsj.com
Spotify has resurrected the music industry but Vivendi’s shareholders may be the biggest winners.

Sound Royalties Pairs With AdRev to Provide Advances for YouTube Creators
Sound Royalties Pairs With AdRev to Provide Advances for YouTube Creatorswww.billboard.com
Sound Royalties, the finance firm that provides artists with advances on future royalties without having to part with their copyrights, has formed a new strategic marketing relationship with YouTube money monetizer AdRev to provide cash advances to content creators on the Google-owned platform.

Social music app TikTok gains momentum in the US
Social music app TikTok gains momentum in the USmusically.com
Based on app-store charts in the west, Chinese social-music app TikTok is picking up a fine head of steam, following its merger with Musical.ly earlier this year.

Will Article 13 Destroy YouTube’s Platform?
Will Article 13 Destroy YouTube’s Platform?www.rollingstone.com

YouTube says that Article 13, a controversial clause in a new European law, will destroy its platform. The music industry says this is a smokescreen. Who’s right?

Deezer CEO sees partnerships as key to Middle East growth
Deezer CEO sees partnerships as key to Middle East growthmusically.com
Talking of intense competition for new subscribers… the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) streaming market is heating up nicely as 2018 nears its end, thanks to recent launches in the region by Spotify and Deezer

Deluxe Music HD joins Freenet TV on Astra
Deluxe Music HD joins Freenet TV on Astrawww.broadbandtvnews.com

German music channel Deluxe Music HD is now available on DTH satellite platform Freenet TV via Astra.

Sonos’s CEO Patrick Spence Is ‘Feeling Pretty Good’ Heading into the Holidays
Sonos’s CEO Patrick Spence Is ‘Feeling Pretty Good’ Heading into the Holidays www.barrons.com
Patrick Spence spoke with Barron’s as the shares rose Friday after the company’s latest earnings report.

The Chainsmokers launch ‘sound packs’ for Beat Maker Go app
The Chainsmokers launch ‘sound packs’ for Beat Maker Go appmusically.com
EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the latest artist to explore the potential of selling samples (or in this case, ‘sound packs’) for music-making software.

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