Warner Music Strikes Licensing Deal With Boomplay, Africa's Biggest Streaming Platform — www.billboard.com
Through the new deal, more than one million Warner songs will be made available to Boomplay’s users in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Mötley Crüe takes over SiriusXM’s Hair Nation to celebrate new Netflix film ‘The Dirt’ — blog.siriusxm.com
But first: Do you know all ‘The Dirt’ on the world’s most notorious rock band? Take our quiz to find out!
Warner/Chappell Music Slams Streaming Services' Royalty Rate Appeals: 'We Have to Draw a Line' — www.billboard.com
Warner/Chappell Music is the latest publisher to respond to Spotify, Amazon, Google and Pandora’s appeals of the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate determinations that would boost revenue to songwriters by 44 percent over a four-year term.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Compares Apple App Store Rules to Playing Ping-Pong Blindfolded — www.billboard.com
Daniel Ek spoke in Berlin, Germany a day after the music streaming giant had filed an anti-competition complaint against Apple with the European Commission, the regulatory body of the European Union.
Microsoft Kills OneDrive Music Streaming in Groove Music — www.thurrott.com
Microsoft has revealed that it will retire the ability to stream music from OneDrive to the Groove Music app in Windows 10.
SXSW 2019: How 'Creator-First' Streaming Tools Are Shifting Roles for Artists & Labels — www.billboard.com
As streaming continues to dominate the music landscape and platforms like SoundCloud and Spotify ramp up their artist offerings, creators have more control over their careers, with many choosing the independent route. But what does that mean for labels and other stakeholders — and are those “artist-first” services all they’re cracked up to be?
Apple Hits Back at Spotify's 'Misleading Rhetoric' in App Store Complaint — www.billboard.com
Apple rejected Spotify’s claim that “we’re blocking their access to products and updates to their app,” saying: “The only time we have requested adjustments is when Spotify has tried to sidestep the same rules that every other app follows.”
Musicians Union Begins Negotiations With Studios Over Streaming Residuals — www.billboard.com
Contract negotiations are underway in Los Angeles between the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Session Partners With Pro Tools to Embed Writing Credits In Recording Files — www.billboard.com
Session, the Swedish tech start-up formerly known as Auddly, has announced the launch of Creator Credits, an automated, soup-to-nuts music ecosystem that aims to help identify and properly credit contributors to songs and recordings.
Indian music streaming service JioSaavn signed a deal to move its offices to 64-68 Wooster Street.
SXSW and songwriting: Is Spotify the bad guy? — www.chicagotribune.com
Artist compensation remains an annual issue at the annual South by Southwest festival, and Hipgnosis provides the latest attempt to unify the artistic community to gain market leverage in the world of Spotify and streaming services.