Issue 606: SoundCloud Tool Allows Artists to Distribute to Other Streaming Services; Waze Adds Deezer for Android

SoundCloud Unveils New Tool Allowing Artists to Distribute Directly to Spotify, Apple Music & More
SoundCloud Unveils New Tool Allowing Artists to Distribute Directly to Spotify, Apple Music & Morewww.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
The Misfits' guitarist slams the lack of money artists get from streamingtonedeaf.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’
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.’

Spotify is Evolving, Are You?
Spotify is Evolving, Are You?www.martechadvisor.com
Spotify is Evolving. What does this mean for marketers? Here is MTA’s take on Spotify’s recent acquisitions and its ad blocker policy.

Waze adds Deezer for Android to its list of in-app audio streaming services
Waze adds Deezer for Android to its list of in-app audio streaming servicesdownload.cnet.com
The navigation app now supports eight platforms for music, podcasts and radio stations.

Songtradr Acquires Licensing Agency Big Sync Music
Songtradr Acquires Licensing Agency Big Sync Musicwww.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
Radio's Transition To Digital: Like Turning The Queen Maryjacobsmedia.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 
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

Rhapsody and Napster To Pay Songwriters Up To $10M In Class Action Settlement
Rhapsody and Napster To Pay Songwriters Up To $10M In Class Action Settlementwww.hypebot.com

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.

With Spotify Canvas, Artists Add Moving Visuals To Tracks
With Spotify Canvas, Artists Add Moving Visuals To Trackswww.hypebot.com

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
Ariana Grande's Entire 'Thank U, Next' Album Lands in Top Half of Streaming Songs Chartwww.billboard.com
Led by “7 Rings,” each of the songs from the 12-track album make the top 24.

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