Issue 608: SoundCloud Profitability Will Happen Selling to Labels Not Artists; Tidal Launches Endowment to Support Developing Musicians

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SoundCloud’s Path To Profitability Will be Achieved Selling to Labels Not Artists
SoundCloud’s Path To Profitability Will be Achieved Selling to Labels Not Artistsmedium.com
Earlier this week SoundCloud launched its latest feature for its Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers, SoundCloud Premier. The feature allows artists to distribute their music on Soundcloud and other…

Tencent Music invests in music-streaming service Douban FM
Tencent Music invests in music-streaming service Douban FMmusically.com
Tencent already owns three of the main music-streaming services in China. Now it has invested in a fourth: Douban FM.

Spotify finally lands on Garmin's VivoActive 3 Music
Spotify finally lands on Garmin's VivoActive 3 Musicwww.engadget.com

Some potential buyers might have backed out of buying Garmin’s music-focused Vivoactive 3 fitness watch, because it didn’t support Spotify when it launched.

Florida prisons are getting sued for erasing $11 million worth of prisoner music purchases
Florida prisons are getting sued for erasing $11 million worth of prisoner music purchaseswww.theverge.com
An inmate has filed a class action suit against the Florida Department of Corrections after it switched music providers and cut off access to $11.3 million worth of digital song purchases.

Tidal Launches $1 Million 'Unplugged' Endowment to Support Developing Musicians
Tidal Launches $1 Million 'Unplugged' Endowment to Support Developing Musicianswww.billboard.com
Tidal on Thursday, along with venture capitalists and philanthropists Mark Lampert and Robert Nelsen, announced the launch of a new $1 million artist grant called Tidal Unplugged committed to building emerging artists’ careers.

People are complaining that Spotify’s new interface buries the repeat button
People are complaining that Spotify’s new interface buries the repeat buttonwww.theverge.com
Spotify updated its interface last week, and people are upset. A new update has reorganized the mobile app’s button layout, pushing the “Repeat” and “Go to queue” buttons into a submenu and making sharing a priority instead.

Can Radio Walk The Digital Walk?
Can Radio Walk The Digital Walk?jacobsmedia.com

In the past many years, however, we’ve continued to see radio organizations begin the transition, only to be frustrated by checkered results.

We've been asking for non-interactive music streaming license, which has exorbitant rights to play music on digital platform: Red FM COO Nisha Narayanan
We've been asking for non-interactive music streaming license, which has exorbitant rights to play music on digital platform: Red FM COO Nisha Narayananwww.radioandmusic.com
We’ve been asking for non-interactive music streaming license, which has exorbitant rights to play music on digital platform: Red FM COO Nisha Narayanan | Radioandmusic.com

The 52 Best Audio Interfaces on the Market
The 52 Best Audio Interfaces on the Marketblog.landr.com
Check out the best audio interfaces available on the market today. From one channel wonders to versatile studio centrepieces, here’s the top 52 interfaces.

Spotify's Cassie Gilbert On Why 2019 Will Be Screenless, Hyper Personalised & Creative
Spotify's Cassie Gilbert On Why 2019 Will Be Screenless, Hyper Personalised & Creative www.bandt.com.au

Spotify ANZ’s head of sales, Cassie Gilbert, reveals three key trends expected to shape the marketing landscape in 2019.

Sample Licensing Startup Tracklib Adds Two Spotify Veterans to Advisory Board
Sample Licensing Startup Tracklib Adds Two Spotify Veterans to Advisory Boardwww.billboard.com
Sample licensing startup Tracklib has expanded its advisory board with the addition of Spotify veterans Petra Hansson and Niklas Ivarsson, the Stockholm-based company announced on Thursday.