Issue 566: Spotify Settles with Wixen; Tunecore Adds New Distribution Features; Indie Artists, Streaming Were Big Winners in ’18

Blog, Music, Streaming

Spotify settles with Wixen, bringing $1.6bn lawsuit to an end
Spotify settles with Wixen, bringing $1.6bn lawsuit to an endwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Wixen’s $1.6bn lawsuit against Spotify is over, with the digital service paying an undisclosed settlement sum to bring proceedings to a close.

Tidal offers three months of music for a buck
Tidal offers three months of music for a buckwww.cnet.com
Following a similar promotion from competitor Spotify, Jay-Z’s music streaming service is offering trial memberships for 99 cents.

Tunecore Adds New Distribution Features
Tunecore Adds New Distribution Featureswww.hypebot.com

Tunecore has added three features to improve how new music from the diy digital distributor is ingested onto Apple Music, Spotify and other music services.

Why Will Spotify’s Stock Price Tank?
Why Will Spotify’s Stock Price Tank?musictech.solutions

Stocks go up, stocks go down, can’t pick a top and can’t pick a bottom. However–Spotify is a particularly interesting stock for a number of reasons, mostly having to do with the nature of the initial offering.

Deezer releases new desktop app which is now available to all free users
Deezer releases new desktop app which is now available to all free usersirishtechnews.ie

Deezer, the global music streaming service, is improving the user experience through its new dedicated desktop app, which is now out of Beta.

Amuse offers free digital distribution with app
Amuse offers free digital distribution with appbluegrasstoday.com
A new entry into the online music distribution market is amuse, who have a very different way of offering digital distribution – free!

Here are the most streamed local songs and albums in South Africa on Deezer
Here are the most streamed local songs and albums in South Africa on Deezerwww.channel24.co.za
As the year wraps up, Deezer, the global music streaming service, reveals the top songs, artists and albums that South Africans listened to the most in 2018.

Indie Artists, Streaming Were Big Winners In 2018
Indie Artists, Streaming Were Big Winners In 2018www.hypebot.com

Global recorded music revenues will top $18,9 billion in 2018, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan in a year end wrap up.

Gaana's new ad campaign highlights the advantages of music streaming
Gaana's new ad campaign highlights the advantages of music streamingbrandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
The TVC showcases streaming music as the most convenient and quick option when it comes to listening to music the idea of downloading music, showing s..

Spotify Still Wrangling with Songwriter Royalties
Spotify Still Wrangling with Songwriter Royaltiesillusionofmore.com
Before the Music Modernization Act was introduced, mutilple partiles sued Spotify for failure to obtain mechanical licenses. Still unfinised business.

Sounds Of Music 2018 From Pandora's Music Genome Project
Sounds Of Music 2018 From Pandora's Music Genome Projectwww.hypebot.com

How did music change in 2018? It’s not an easy question to answer, but the data gurus at Pandora have crunched the mountains of data that power the Music Genome Project to find out.