Issue 644: Amazon in Talks to Launch Ad-Supported Music Offering; Bytedance Planning Music Streaming App for Overseas Market

Amazon in Talks to Launch Ad-Supported Music Offering
Amazon in Talks to Launch Ad-Supported Music Offeringwww.billboard.com
Amazon is readying to launch a free, ad-supported music service as soon as next week, sources familiar with the plan tell Billboard.

Spotify’s Daniel Ek Talks Royalties, Data-Sharing, the Future: ‘I Was Never a Disrupter’
Spotify’s Daniel Ek Talks Royalties, Data-Sharing, the Future: ‘I Was Never a Disrupter’variety.com
In an interview with Freaknomics Radio, Spotify’s Daniel Ek talked about royalties, data-sharing, the company’s future and more.

TikTok owner Bytedance said to be planning Spotify-like music streaming app for overseas market
TikTok owner Bytedance said to be planning Spotify-like music streaming app for overseas marketwww.scmp.com
Move to launch music streaming app comes after major labels ask for higher royalty payments for music used on TikTok video platform

Project Wave app aims to blend private messaging with music
Project Wave app aims to blend private messaging with musicmusically.com
Project Wave is a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform with music streaming and distribution service

SoundExchange Takes Music Choice to Court Over Underpaid Royalties
SoundExchange Takes Music Choice to Court Over Underpaid Royaltieswww.billboard.com
SoundExchange has filed a lawsuit against Music Choice, alleging that the music services has shortchanged it in millions of dollars of royalty payment from its business establishment music service. The lawsuit was filed in the Washington, D.C. District Court today.

YouTube Plots Interactive Programming Push
YouTube Plots Interactive Programming Pushwww.billboard.com
YouTube is making a move into interactive programming and has tapped a longtime content executive to lead the push.

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.

'Songwriters Are Not Treated Fairly': Nile Rodgers On Streaming's Present And Future
'Songwriters Are Not Treated Fairly': Nile Rodgers On Streaming's Present And Futurewww.npr.org
The famed musician and current chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame talks to NPR about a recent letter he and many other songwriters sent to the head of Spotify.

Requestify is the latest spin on social, digital jukeboxes
Requestify is the latest spin on social, digital jukeboxesmusically.com
Requestify is a fully app-driven social jukebox designed to create unparalleled experiences at events and venues around the world

Entertainment One to buy UK's Audio Network in $215m deal
Entertainment One to buy UK's Audio Network in $215m dealwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
‘eOne’s capabilities across Music will be significantly bolstered by Audio Network’s impressive scale and roster of artists, composers and catalogue.’

Music Industry’s Growth Continues Thanks To Streaming
Music Industry’s Growth Continues Thanks To Streamingwww.hypebot.com

According to the latest report from the IFPI, the music industry has now seen its fourth uninterrupted year of growth, reaching $19 billion in revenue, a an increase which has been fueled in large part by a major uptick in paid music subscriptions.

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