Issue 627: Music Streaming: How Much Do Songwriters Get Paid? Publishers Sue Peloton for Use of Songs from Drake, Lady Gaga

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Music Streaming: How Much do Songwriters Get Paid?
Music Streaming: How Much do Songwriters Get Paid?www.rollingstone.com

How three U.S. copyright judges set off a war between music-streaming services.

NMPA Publishers File $150M Lawsuit Against Peloton Over Unlicensed Music by Drake, Ariana Grande & More
NMPA Publishers File $150M Lawsuit Against Peloton Over Unlicensed Music by Drake, Ariana Grande & Morewww.billboard.com
Ten members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) filed a $150 million lawsuit against exercise startup Peloton on Tuesday, accusing the company of copyright infringement on more than 1,000 musical works.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Compares Apple App Store Rules to Playing Ping-Pong Blindfolded
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Compares Apple App Store Rules to Playing Ping-Pong Blindfoldedwww.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.

How Alternative Radio Works In Concert With the Live Entertainment Business
How Alternative Radio Works In Concert With the Live Entertainment Businessvariety.com
At South By Southwest on Friday, a panel of music business vets took on the topic: “Is Alternative Radio in the Concert or Radio Business?”

A popular social music streaming app picks Cosmos to build a hybrid decentralized ecosystem
A popular social music streaming app picks Cosmos to build a hybrid decentralized ecosystemwww.theblockcrypto.com

Music streaming, an industry projected to generate $30 billion in revenue by 2030, is coming to Cosmos — a new “internet” of
blockchains.

SoundCloud inks exclusive ad sales deal with Southern Cross Austereo in Australia
SoundCloud inks exclusive ad sales deal with Southern Cross Austereo in Australiawww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

SCA is Australia’s biggest entertainment company.

Why An Indie Music Distributor Wants to Manage Artists’ Careers
Why An Indie Music Distributor Wants to Manage Artists’ Careerswww.rollingstone.com

Ditto, which has worked with Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper, is the first indie distributor to launch its own management company.

How Spotify's new Hulu bundle may hurt musicians
How Spotify's new Hulu bundle may hurt musicianshaulixdaily.com
Following an appeal to stop mechanical royalty rates from rising, Spotify’s latest bundle threatens to take even more money away from artists.

5 Futuristic DJ Software Features That Will Soon Be Commonplace
5 Futuristic DJ Software Features That Will Soon Be Commonplacedjtechtools.com
Wondering what the future of DJ software will bring? Here’s the most likely features that will make an appearance in upcoming software releases; along with which companies are already doing something similar.

Music Synchronizes Listeners' Brainwaves
Music Synchronizes Listeners' Brainwaveswww.technologynetworks.com
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Alexa, Name That Tune
Alexa, Name That Tunejacobsmedia.com
Amazon Echo smart speakers can now tell you the artist and name of every song it plays.

Why Spotify's on a Shopping Spree for Podcasting Startups
Why Spotify's on a Shopping Spree for Podcasting Startupsfortune.com

Spotify bought podcasting startups Gimlet Media and Anchor — and it makes sense.