Spotify to Musicians: Let Us Be Your Label
The company is offering artists a best-in-class cut of their streaming royalties, but its program is a work in progress.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to allow an antitrust lawsuit to move forward that could force Apple to cut its 30 percent transaction fee it charges software developers who sell apps through iTunes and its App Store.
The Billy Joel Channel’s latest run on SiriusXM is set to end on Friday, after a monthlong extension. The limited-run channel, which has been part of SiriusXM off and on since 2014, returned in October.
Francisco Zulu Is Designing A New World Of Music With New Music Streaming Service, MyNyimbo — www.africa.com
Nothing is constant but change, therefore there is no longer any reason why you can’t rewrite the narrative that has already been written. Francisco Zulu, founder and CEO of MyNyimbo
The future of audio is full of exciting potential.
Huawei claims its music-streaming service has 100m users — musically.com
Chinese technology company Huawei makes a range of products, including smartphones, for which it has big ambitions.
Advertising via social media is fairly common in the industry now, and Snapchat is no exception. Here we look at why more independent artists should be using the platform for promotion, as well as exactly how they can go about doing it.
Major Labels Talk 'Isolated' Brazil, Streaming Prices and Data, Data, Data at Midem Event in Rio de Janeiro — www.billboard.com
Brazil’s “isolated” music market must align itself more tightly to Spanish-speaking Latin America if it is to seize on the huge opportunity created by the explosion of digital music and streaming, a label executive said Tuesday.
Spotify, Soundcloud Bot Farms Continue To Manipulate Streaming Numbers — www.hypebot.com
Bot farms continue to manipulate streaming stats on Spotify and Soundcloud, a year after the streamers and music industry became aware of them, multiple sources tell Hypebot. The bots, which target these two services because they offer free access, are available both home-brewed and professionally marketed. Bots targeted Spotify as…
Anghami adds music-recognition feature with ACRCloud — musically.com
Spotify and Deezer may have ambitions to take a chunk out of its audience in the Middle East and North Africa, but local service Anghami remains the dominant audio-streaming player in the region for now, with more than 70 million users.
Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week.