Issue 596: Tidal Now Accepting Venmo; Vivendi May Sell Universal, Now a Music Streaming Behemoth

Blog, Music, Streaming

Tidal is the first music streaming service to accept Venmo
Tidal is the first music streaming service to accept Venmowww.engadget.com

Tidal now lets subscribers pay using their Venmo balance. It’s the latest in a slew of partnerships for the PayPal-owned p…

Vivendi May Sell Universal, Now a Music Streaming Behemoth
Vivendi May Sell Universal, Now a Music Streaming Behemothwww.bloomberg.com
As streaming surges, Vivendi is mulling a sale of Universal that could value the music group at $25 billion.

How Bandsintown Built A Music Community Of 50,000,000 Users
How Bandsintown Built A Music Community Of 50,000,000 Userswww.forbes.com

With 500,000 registered musicians and 50,000,000 users, Bandsintown, the website that brings together touring artists and concertgoers, is one of the biggest resources for musicians.

Paid streaming set to overtake free music services for first time
Paid streaming set to overtake free music services for first timewww.irishexaminer.com

Paid music streaming looks set to overtake free services for the first time later this year, as more people opt to pay for the likes of Spotify and Apple Music

Unprecedented Platforms: A Flux in Music Acquisition
Unprecedented Platforms: A Flux in Music Acquisitiontheaggie.org
Streaming outlets provide musicians with means for true recognition

Last year was good for the hip-hop supergroup Migos. Their most recent al

Startup Steereo pays Uber / Lyft drivers to promote music
Startup Steereo pays Uber / Lyft drivers to promote musicmusically.com

We know that in-car radio has historically been a key source of music discovery. And we also know that rideshare services (Uber and Lyft included) are very-popular ways to get around cities.

Music Modernization Act: Labels and publishers back NMPA's bid to run new mechanical rights society
Music Modernization Act: Labels and publishers back NMPA's bid to run new mechanical rights societywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Universal, Sony and Warner, as well as indies, support publisher org’s application

Time for common sense in online streaming
Time for common sense in online streamingwww.ejinsight.com

The advent of streaming online was a godsend for many DJs and Hong Kong joined the worldwide craze over the last two years.

Analog, Digital, and Live Music
Analog, Digital, and Live Musicaudiophilereview.com

Steven Stone asks what is the ultimate goal of a recording?

Spotify's Mute Function Feels a Lot Like Ghosting a Problematic Ex
Spotify's Mute Function Feels a Lot Like Ghosting a Problematic Exstudybreaks.com
In response to recent controversies surrounding R. Kelly and other musicians, Spotify unveiled its mute function, the latest iteration of cancel culture.

Deezer appoints Tarek Mounir as CEO of MENA
Deezer appoints Tarek Mounir as CEO of MENAwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Entertainment veteran Tarek Mounir is joining Deezer on April 1 as CEO for the MENA and Turkey region.

Music distribution for Indian record labels
Music distribution for Indian record labelsroutenote.com
Starting a record label is easy with RouteNote as we make it simple to upload your artists for free to all the top streaming services and music stores around the world.