Record Labels Demand More Money for Songs on TikTok App
The three biggest record labels are demanding more money for songs played on TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin, setting up a showdown with the hugely popular video apps, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Fresh economic developments suggest that musicians may soon have new reasons to shake their fist in streaming’s direction (even if streaming is the main reason the industry is again printing money).
Julian Casablancas says streaming services are "a waste of time": "Music's gone so backwards" — www.nme.com
Julian Casablancas has called streaming services “a waste of time” and blamed advances in streaming tech for music having “gone backwards”
Apple removes song that referenced Tiananmen Square Massacre from China's Apple Music — mashable.com
Pro-democracy music and a song that references the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre have mysteriously disappeared from the Chinese version of Apple Music.
This plugin helps you tweak music for playback on streaming services — www.factmag.com
A new plugin from MeterPlugs aims to give producers a better idea of what their tracks will sound like on different streaming platforms.
Spotify's Long, Winding Road To India — www.npr.org
Spotify recently launched in India, but that path was long and complicated. We take the experience of Spotify and use it as a lens to look at why breaking into India is so difficult.
iTunes’ demise signals major changes for music industry — dailytrojan.com
For the last decade and a half, the music industry was shaped heavily by iTunes.
Spotify is conquering more market share of the audio industry every month.
China Explained: How Tencent Came to Dominate Music Streaming — radiichina.com
With strategic investments in rivals and rumored bids for Universal in the offing, Tencent is making some big moves on China’s music streaming scene
Spotify & Apple Are Trading Distinguished Disses: Here's What They Said — hiphopdx.com
Spotify and Apple are at war with one another.