Issue 576: Blockchain and the Future of Music Distribution; Deezer Targets More Growth with Local Focus

Blockchain, Blog, Music, Streaming

Blockchain and the Future of Music Distribution
Blockchain and the Future of Music Distributionwww.electronicdesign.com
The Volareo smart speaker supports open source to integrate with blockchain streaming platforms that brings freedom and fairness to the music industry.

Sony Introduces All New “360 Reality Audio” Music Experience
Sony Introduces All New “360 Reality Audio” Music Experienceplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Sony announced an all new music experience called “360 Reality Audio” that makes listeners feel as if they are immersed in sound from all directions. The new experience is delivered by Sony’s object-based spatial audio technology and was announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Should I distribute my music in Asia?
Should I distribute my music in Asia?routenote.com
You can distribute your music for free to all of the major streaming services in the world. This includes the incredibly popular services in Asia’s emerging markets, here’s why you shouldn’t be keeping your music from the Eastern world.

Deezer targets more growth with local focus and ‘humbleness’
Deezer targets more growth with local focus and ‘humbleness’musically.com
Music-streaming service Deezer ended 2018 with seven million subscribers: half of its 14 million monthly active users. Its CEO revealed the figure.

How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wings
How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wingsmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

The Article 13 debate that shaped so much of the latter part of 2018 will continue to play an important role throughout 2019 while European and then national legislators deliberate on the provision and the wider Digital Copyright Directive of…

SiriusXM: On The Cutting Edge Of In-Vehicle Commerce
SiriusXM: On The Cutting Edge Of In-Vehicle Commercewww.rbr.com

Has SiriusXM Satellite Radio stolen a great opportunity for digitally savvy radio companies to make a bit more money?

Fake Beyoncé, SZA Albums Reveal Streaming Fraud Problem
Fake Beyoncé, SZA Albums Reveal Streaming Fraud Problemwww.hypebot.com

Late last year, new albums by Queen Carter and Sister Solana appeared on Spotify and Apple Music. But instead of being the surprise releases by Beyonce and SZA that fans believed they were, both turned out to be illegally uploaded rough mixes and stolen tracks.

Moving to the music
Moving to the musicwww.bworldonline.com

It is a universally acknowledged truth that when January rolls in, gym membership spikes with many people trying to fulfill their “new year, new me” resolutions or to simply burn away all those holiday calories.

Vinyl lives: As streaming music grows, so too do records
Vinyl lives: As streaming music grows, so too do recordswww.post-gazette.com

The revived interest in records has led to a decade of continued growth.

Hip-Hop Dominated U.S. Streaming Last Year, But Not Physical Sales
Hip-Hop Dominated U.S. Streaming Last Year, But Not Physical Saleswww.hypebot.com

Here we look at some fascinating new data from market analyst BuzzAngle, revealing some interesting trends in America’s music consumption habits. One thing at least is clear: hip hop reigns supreme when it comes to streaming, this year accounting for a quarter of all plays.