Issue 625: MySpace Lost 12 Years’ Worth of Music Uploads; Moby Releases New Album Exclusively on Calm App


MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads
MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploadswww.bbc.com
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.

Moby releases new album exclusively on Calm app
Moby releases new album exclusively on Calm appwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The album will be available exclusively on Calm Music, the Calm app’s new music platform for the first 30 days, and will only then become available on other music platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

Univision Partners With Napster for Revamped Uforia Music Streaming App
Univision Partners With Napster for Revamped Uforia Music Streaming Appvariety.com
The app now offers access to hundreds of curated playlists.

Spotify Planning Songwriter Town Hall Meetings Following Royalty Rate Appeal, Says Mark Beaven
Spotify Planning Songwriter Town Hall Meetings Following Royalty Rate Appeal, Says Mark Beavenwww.billboard.com
Spotify is planning to host songwriter town halls in response to the streaming service’s appeal of the CRB’s rate decision, according to an email from AAM’s Mark Beaven.

Spotify Family plan subscribers in the UK can get a free Google Home Mini
Spotify Family plan subscribers in the UK can get a free Google Home Miniwww.engadget.com
Last year, Spotify gave away a free Google Home Mini speaker to US users, and this year, it’s bringing that offer to the UK. Starting today, both new and existi…

Apple: Spotify wouldn’t be where it is today without us
Apple: Spotify wouldn’t be where it is today without uswww.fastcompany.com
Apple and Spotify are now engaged in a cold war.

Universal Music's newly named CIO to take on streaming data insights
Universal Music's newly named CIO to take on streaming data insightswww.ciodive.com

News, voices and jobs for CIOs. Optimized for your mobile phone.

As Streaming Hits New High, Podcasting Goes Mainstream, Smart Speakers Take Hold & Pandora Dominates: Study
As Streaming Hits New High, Podcasting Goes Mainstream, Smart Speakers Take Hold & Pandora Dominates: Studywww.billboard.com
Streaming reached a new peak this year, potentially driven by smart speakers and a surge in podcasting, new data from Edison Research and Triton Digital shows.

Why Spotify’s Appeal of The CRB Rate Decision Is A Huge Deal For Songwriters And Publishers
Why Spotify’s Appeal of The CRB Rate Decision Is A Huge Deal For Songwriters And Publisherswww.billboard.com
Everything you need to know about how the CRB rates are determined, and how any change could mean a world of difference for songwriters, publishers and digital services alike.

Big question: Could Google buy Universal Music Group?
Big question: Could Google buy Universal Music Group?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Google tried to buy 50% of Sony/ATV a few years ago. Could it come again for a rightsholder?

Japan goes back to square one with planned anti-piracy law
Japan goes back to square one with planned anti-piracy lawmusically.com
The new law was due to come into force at the start of 2020, and would have covered downloads of all kinds: not just music and videos, but even screenshots of visual works like manga comics.

A new report reveals why piracy continues in the streaming age
A new report reveals why piracy continues in the streaming agehaulixdaily.com
A new study out of New Zealand finds that many who pirate media are not “law-breakers” by nature, but merely consumers unable to afford streaming…

Deezer Hires Laurence Miall-d'Août as Chief Commercial Officer
Deezer Hires Laurence Miall-d'Août as Chief Commercial Officerwww.billboard.com
Paris-based music streaming service has appointed Laurence Miall-d’Août as chief commercial officer, tasked with leading the company’s B2B activities around the globe.

Add Hi-Res Music To Your Stereo At An Affordable Price
Add Hi-Res Music To Your Stereo At An Affordable Pricewww.forbes.com
This neat little DAC offers audiophile quality decoding of music files stored on Mac and Windows computers. It’s ideal for connecting to a home audio system and can handle virtually every file type.

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