SoundCloud Unveils New Tool Allowing Artists to Distribute Directly to Spotify, Apple Music & More — www.billboard.com
The tool will pass through 100 percent of earnings from those platforms back to the creator, meaning SoundCloud takes no additional cut, nor will they be charging additional distribution fees.
The Misfits' guitarist slams the lack of money artists get from streaming — tonedeaf.thebrag.com
“How much do you think the bands get? It’s like a hundredth, maybe a thousandth of a penny you get.”
All The Other Classic Rap Mixtapes That Belong On Streaming Alongside Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ — uproxx.com
Many rap fans still remember the era of ’blog rap’ fondly and wish more mixtapes could appear on streaming like Drake’s ’So Far Gone.’
Waze adds Deezer for Android to its list of in-app audio streaming services — download.cnet.com
The navigation app now supports eight platforms for music, podcasts and radio stations.
Songtradr Acquires Licensing Agency Big Sync Music — www.billboard.com
Music licensing platform Songtradr has acquired Big Sync Music, a London-based agency that provides music licensing and rights management services to major brands for advertising campaigns.
Radio's Transition To Digital: Like Turning The Queen Mary — jacobsmedia.com
Navigating disruption is not just about having the vision to transition to digital. Some organizations have staffers who don’t have the ability to adapt.
How Artificial Intelligence is transforming the music streaming industry — www.livemint.com
Deeper mobile penetrations, cheaper data and the emergence of AI and Machine Learning have created a great ecosystem for streaming players .RIAA estimates that the music industry has posted an increase in revenues in two consecutive years and possibly in 2018 as well
The law firm representing musician and artist advocate David Lowery and other songwriters has filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement that will see self-published songwriters paid as much as $10 million by Rhapsody and it’s Napster music streaming service.
Spotify is beta testing Canvas, a new feature which allows artists and labels to add a fullscreen, 3-8 second moving visual to tracks.
Ariana Grande's Entire 'Thank U, Next' Album Lands in Top Half of Streaming Songs Chart — www.billboard.com
Led by “7 Rings,” each of the songs from the 12-track album make the top 24.