Music-tech giant launches Mora Qualitas and eyes future U.S. and European markets.
How Imagine Dragons Became Rock's Streaming Salvation — www.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.
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.
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.
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 — fortune.com
Apple has widened music presence by purchasing a small music tech start-up that discovers new and upcoming artists.
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 — www.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 — www.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.
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.