Issue 571: 10 Music Business Predictions for 2019; Mariah Carey’s Big Streaming Day Shows Little Payment

Blog, Music, Streaming

10 Music Business Predictions For 2019
10 Music Business Predictions For 2019www.forbes.com
There have been many trends in the music business in the last year that point to what might happen in the new year.

Mariah Carey's record-breaking day shows how little musicians make from Spotify
Mariah Carey's record-breaking day shows how little musicians make from Spotifyqz.com
The pop star’s Christmas song has been streamed more than 10 million times today. Relatively speaking, there won’t be a huge payout.

Spotify Stock Could Be Due for Big Comeback
Spotify Stock Could Be Due for Big Comebackwww.barrons.com

The significant selloff in Spotify Technology stock is overdone and driven by pressure from the general market, according to MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson.

How streaming has hijacked our charts
How streaming has hijacked our chartswww.tweeddailynews.com.au
The current ARIA top 50 is a confusing mess of retro classics that have stumbled their way to the top for the first time in years – and this is why.

Comcast to Drop Fuse Music Channel in New Year
Comcast to Drop Fuse Music Channel in New Yearwww.billboard.com
Comcast, the U.S. cable provider, announced that it will be dropping Fuse Music Channel, which is partially owned by Jennifer Lopez, from its services in the new year.

How different music streaming platforms use AI
How different music streaming platforms use AIwww.androidpit.com
The music industry continues to integrate new technologies and streaming music services are no exception. The collective goal is to make further progress in the customization of music, achieved largely by some platforms thanks to the implementation of artificial intelligence.

Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classics
Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classicsthemusicuniverse.com
Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classics including Santana thanks to a sample in Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts.”

Even in the streaming music era, the box set endures. Here are some of the year's best
Even in the streaming music era, the box set endures. Here are some of the year's bestwww.latimes.com
Even in the anything-and-everything streaming era, the world of music boxed sets is showing plenty of life. After all, sometimes you need a curator. Before we focus on 2019, here are some archival releases not to be overlooked.

Neil Young Launches Personal Streaming Service That Could Actually Work
Neil Young Launches Personal Streaming Service That Could Actually Workwww.hypebot.com

While the prohibitive costs of the necessary music licenses has made launching a new streaming service next to impossible, Neil Young is trying a different approach by rolling out a platform that only offers his own music, in joint venture with Warner music that might actually be successful.

With Amazon Echo Deal, Apple Music Is At A Crossroads
With Amazon Echo Deal, Apple Music Is At A Crossroadswww.forbes.com
As smart speakers go mainstream, the walls between the tech giants’ walled gardens are starting to come down.

HMV: Did streaming cause retailer to fail?
HMV: Did streaming cause retailer to fail?www.bbc.com
The rise of Netflix and rental streaming services seem to have caused a plunge in DVD sales.