Issue 567: Neil Young Archives Launch App, Subscription Service; Two Beyonce Albums Leak onto Streaming Services

Neil Young Archives Launch App, Subscription Service: 'This Is a Life's Work'
Neil Young Archives Launch App, Subscription Service: 'This Is a Life's Work'www.billboard.com
Neil Young has given fans a gift this holiday season with the launch of a new subscription service and app for his vast, years-in-the-making Neil Young Archives (NYA).

Why the Music Business Can't Afford to Ignore the Middle East In 2019
Why the Music Business Can't Afford to Ignore the Middle East In 2019www.billboard.com
When the IFPI released its 2018 Global Music Report in Apr. 2018, one region was completely absent from its pages: the Middle East.

Why Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is Streamed More Than Any Other Holiday Song
Why Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is Streamed More Than Any Other Holiday Songnewsroom.spotify.com

We don’t want a lot for Christmas, we just want to know why Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” holiday hit is so popular—and so insanely catchy.

SoundCloud’s new integration with Serato is a missed opportunity
SoundCloud’s new integration with Serato is a missed opportunitywww.theverge.com

SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix any song uploaded to SoundCloud natively within Serato.

Two Beyonce Albums Leak onto Streaming Services
Two Beyonce Albums Leak onto Streaming Servicesvariety.com
Late Thursday a pair of Beyonce albums containing old material briefly appeared on streaming services before being removed.

Audiophiles' Elitism Is Both Good and Bad
Audiophiles' Elitism Is Both Good and Badaudiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at Elitism and the hobby of audio…

How the internet changed hip-hop forever
How the internet changed hip-hop foreveren.softonic.com
Hip-hop and the internet have been a match made in music heaven.

Not discounts, this is what drives online music streaming in India, Gaana
Not discounts, this is what drives online music streaming in India, Gaanawww.financialexpress.com
Music streaming is a big enough market for 2-3 players to lead it in the long run even as the market is currently at an inflection point that would continue to see intense competition for the next 2-3 years, Prashan Agarwal, CEO at Gaana told FE Online.

Warner Music Revenue Tops $4 Billion in 2018 on Strength of Digital, Publishing
Warner Music Revenue Tops $4 Billion in 2018 on Strength of Digital, Publishingwww.billboard.com
The Warner Music Group finished out the year on a high note with annual revenue up 12 percent to slightly over $4 billion from the prior year’s total of $3.58 billion while the company doubled its net income to $307 million as compared to $149 million in the year-earlier period.

Music streaming is fueling vinyl's resurgence
Music streaming is fueling vinyl's resurgencewww.engadget.com
Streaming has been blamed for killing off the CD, but industry experts agree it’s helping bolster the growth and quality of another physical music format: vinyl…

Shazam ditch ads for uninhibited music discovery
Shazam ditch ads for uninhibited music discoveryroutenote.com
Apple have cleared Shazam’s mobile of it’s adverts for a clean music discovery experience without distractions when you want to find the songs playing around you.

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