Issue 588: Spotify Scoops Up Indie Artists, Edging In on Label Territory; Revelator’s Original Works to Handle Rights, Payments

Blog, Music, Streaming

How Spotify Is Scooping Up Indie Artists & Edging In on Label Territory
How Spotify Is Scooping Up Indie Artists & Edging In on Label Territory www.billboard.com
The latest streaming revolution? Direct-to-artist tools that could give traditional labels a run for their money.

Revelator's Original Works to handle rights and daily payments
Revelator's Original Works to handle rights and daily paymentsmusically.com
Revelator is launching a new spin-off called Original Works, whose ambitions include processing and paying out streaming royalties on a daily basis.

How Gaana became India’s top audio-streaming music service
How Gaana became India’s top audio-streaming music servicemusically.com
There has been some debate over the title of India’s top music audio-streaming service, with multiple companies staking their claim.

R. Kelly may have been 'dropped' – but he's still making nice money from streaming
R. Kelly may have been 'dropped' – but he's still making nice money from streamingwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

What may seem like a major blow to Kelly’s career, or at least a significant victory in the popular movement to diminish his influence, is actually neither.

Rumblefish extends 7digital partnership 'to help music streaming services to launch and expand'
Rumblefish extends 7digital partnership 'to help music streaming services to launch and expand'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The extended partnership will see Rumblefish and 7digital collectively power and provide rights clearance and royalty administration services for gaming, AR/VR, mobile apps and other audio visual uses.

Dubset launches API that enables direct distribution of mixes to music streaming services
Dubset launches API that enables direct distribution of mixes to music streaming serviceswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Dubset claims to be enabling ‘a new golden age’ of legitimate distribution of unofficial remixes and DJ sets.

Eminem Is The Only Artist To Have Seven Albums Reach 1 Billion Streams On Spotify
Eminem Is The Only Artist To Have Seven Albums Reach 1 Billion Streams On Spotifywww.forbes.com
Eminem’s 2000 classic ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ becomes his latest album to join the 1 billion club.

‘Music is the new yacht’ – trends in music/tech investment
‘Music is the new yacht’ – trends in music/tech investmentmusically.com
The recorded-music industry has returned to growth, but what impact is that having on external investors like VC funds and high-net-worth individuals?

Is this the end of owning music?
Is this the end of owning music?www.bbc.com
CD sales slumped to 32m in 2018, as streaming asserts its dominance over the music industry.

Spotify Is Working On A Brilliant Feature That Will Stop Your Tears From Falling
Spotify Is Working On A Brilliant Feature That Will Stop Your Tears From Fallingwww.cosmopolitanme.com
Slight exaggeration but, it will be amazing!

iHeartRadio Broadway launches new streaming option for 24/7 Broadway
iHeartRadio Broadway launches new streaming option for 24/7 Broadwaywww.app.com
New digital station, website iHeartRadio Broadway offers streaming music, interviews, news