Issue 609: Warner Music Sues to Block Spotify in India; Harry Nilsson’s ‘Gotta Get Up’ Surges 2,466% in Streams

Warner Music Sues to Block Spotify in India, Escalating Dispute
Warner Music Sues to Block Spotify in India, Escalating Disputewww.bloomberg.com
Warner Music Group asked an Indian court to block Spotify Technology SA, the world’s largest paid-music-streaming service, from offering songs by its roster of songwriters, including Katy Perry and Led Zeppelin, in the country.

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Only Artists Are Complaining About Streaming
DJ Jazzy Jeff: Only Artists Are Complaining About Streamingdjbooth.net
DJ Jazzy Jeff breaks down how streaming is a major benefit to music labels.

RouteNote partners with China's biggest music streaming services through Tencent
RouteNote partners with China's biggest music streaming services through Tencentroutenote.com
We are thrilled to announce that Tencent Music Entertainment will be joining our ever-growing list of partners.

Harry Nilsson's 'Gotta Get Up' Surges 2,466% in Streams After 'Russian Doll' Premiere
Harry Nilsson's 'Gotta Get Up' Surges 2,466% in Streams After 'Russian Doll' Premierewww.billboard.com
In the first full week after the premiere of Netflix’s Russian Doll, streams for Harry Nilsson’s 1971 hit “Gotta Get Up,” which plays on multiple occasions in the show, increased by 2,466 percent, according to Nielsen Music.

Eminem Re-Releases 'The Slim Shady LP' On Streaming Services For 20th Anniversary
Eminem Re-Releases 'The Slim Shady LP' On Streaming Services For 20th Anniversarywww.billboard.com
In honor of the 20th anniversary of his first major label album, The Slim Shady LP, today (Feb. 22), Eminem re-released the project on streaming services with bonus tracks.

The major labels generated over $1.5bn more from streaming in 2018 than they did in the previous year
The major labels generated over $1.5bn more from streaming in 2018 than they did in the previous year www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Majors now turning over the equivalent of $19m a day from the likes of Spotify

BBC trials live radio over 5G
BBC trials live radio over 5Gwww.tvbeurope.com
Trial on Stronsay, Orkney, aims to boost BBC’s reach in rural areas

Spotify on the importance of podcasts, personalization and partnerships
Spotify on the importance of podcasts, personalization and partnershipswww.engadget.com
AI plays a huge role in how Spotify delivers personalized playlists to users, so it’s somewhat fitting that the company’s new partnership with Microsof…

CISAC to upgrade international music code
CISAC to upgrade international music codewww.musicinafrica.net
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has embarked on a project to improve the International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC).

Everything You Need to Know About Spotify's Latest Changes
Everything You Need to Know About Spotify's Latest Changeslifehacker.com
Recently, Spotify updated its interface, burying its “Repeat” button in the depths of a sub-menu on its mobile app—and people are pissed. Redditors and Twitter users alike have taken to the internet to voice their complaints.

Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change
Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Changewamu.org
A new box set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings taps into the record label’s vast archives.

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