Issue 560: How China Weaned Itself Off Music Piracy; Why Sony is Launching a Streaming Service in Japan

Blog, Music, Streaming

How China weaned itself off music piracy
How China weaned itself off music piracywww.inkstonenews.com
In the not-so-distant past, almost everyone in China was a pirate….

Why Sony Is Launching a Hi-Res Streaming Service in Japan
Why Sony Is Launching a Hi-Res Streaming Service in Japanwww.rollingstone.com

Music-tech giant launches Mora Qualitas and eyes future U.S. and European markets.

How Imagine Dragons Became Rock's Streaming Salvation
How Imagine Dragons Became Rock's Streaming Salvationwww.billboard.com
Since forming a decade ago, Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have been arena regulars and reliable chart-toppers, with five No. 1s on Hot Rock Songs and three top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. But what’s perhaps most surprising is its success in an area few other rock acts have been able to tap into: streaming.

We’re Still Waiting for Google Play Music Collections to Migrate to YouTube Music
We’re Still Waiting for Google Play Music Collections to Migrate to YouTube Musicwww.droid-life.com

When YouTube Music (re)launched back in May as Google’s music streaming future, we reported that the end of Google Play Music was on the horizon too.

Podcast industry aims to better track listeners through new analytics tech called RAD
Podcast industry aims to better track listeners through new analytics tech called RADtechcrunch.com

Internet users are already being tracked to death, with ads that follow us around, search histories that are collected and stored, emails that report back to senders when they’ve been read, websites that know where you scrolled and what you clicked and much more.

Why Spotify might take a page out of Netflix's playbook
Why Spotify might take a page out of Netflix's playbooknypost.com

Daniel Ek, the 35-year-old boss of the Swedish music streamer, has lately insisted that Spotify isn’t interested in competing with record labels in the way that Netflix competes with Hollywood studios.

Apple's Latest Purchase Gives a Platform to Unsigned Musicians
Apple's Latest Purchase Gives a Platform to Unsigned Musiciansfortune.com
Apple has widened music presence by purchasing a small music tech start-up that discovers new and upcoming artists.

Streaming Services Hold Key To Music's Diversity
Streaming Services Hold Key To Music's Diversitywww.hypebot.com

Johan Svanberg of indie distributor Record Union looks at the need for music streaming services to become more diverse and egalitarian; not only where gender and ethnicity are concerned, but also in terms of creation and ownership.

Spotify Wants Appeals Court to Decide Who in Music Can Sue for Copyright Infringement
Spotify Wants Appeals Court to Decide Who in Music Can Sue for Copyright Infringementwww.hollywoodreporter.com
Despite the passage of licensing reform, Spotify still faces lawsuits with billions on the line.

Royalty Exchange Offers Songwriters Opportunity To Monetize Their Catalog Today
Royalty Exchange Offers Songwriters Opportunity To Monetize Their Catalog Todaywww.forbes.com
Royalty Exchange Director of Communications Antony Bruno explains how song copyrights and royalties work and how auction of song royalties gives songwriters the opportunity to monetize their catalog now as the online streaming of music increases and investors see a music industry on the rebound.

Pandora hires Akim Bryant as Top 40 Coordinator, Curation Programming
Pandora hires Akim Bryant as Top 40 Coordinator, Curation Programmingwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Bryant will work closely with Head of Pop Programming Tiana Lewis and the curation team on Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop programming, under Pandora’s curation programming chief, Alex White.

Naughty Boy: Streaming gives everyone a fair shot
Naughty Boy: Streaming gives everyone a fair shotmadison.com
Naughty Boy is a huge fan of streaming as it has enabled artists and producers of all levels to get their music heard.