Issue 657: Music Biz Takes Aim at Fortnite Over Song Royalties; Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?; Primephonic Adds Offline Listening for U.S. Users

Music industry takes aim at Fortnite over song royalties
Songwriters and composers look to use new copyright laws to cash in on the boom in online gaming

Classical music streaming platform Primephonic adds offline listening for US users
Classical music streaming platform Primephonic adds offline listening for US userswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Platform hits 150,000 downloads 8 months after launch

Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?
Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?gizmodo.com

People have been complaining about iTunes for ages.

Everyone Wants to Be a Music Distributor -- But Is That Actually a Good Business Decision?
Everyone Wants to Be a Music Distributor — But Is That Actually a Good Business Decision?www.billboard.com
As streaming continues to fuel recorded-music growth, investors see companies that get songs onto services as gold mines. But how much money is there?

Nearly 40,000 tracks are now being added to Spotify every single day
Nearly 40,000 tracks are now being added to Spotify every single daywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
That’s the equivalent of 280,000 songs a week, or around 1.2 million tracks per calendar month.

Peloton Fires Back at NMPA Lawsuit Over Workout Videos, Denying the Use of Unlicensed Music
Peloton Fires Back at NMPA Lawsuit Over Workout Videos, Denying the Use of Unlicensed Musicwww.billboard.com
At-home exercise startup Peloton vehemently denies using unlicensed music in its workout videos, according to allegations that were brought against the company by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) last month in a $150 million lawsuit.

Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tube
Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tubewww.thehindubusinessline.com
After the success of its over the top (OTT) music streaming app Wynk Music, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube, which has a collection of 40-lakh songs and related

Plex adds more TIDAL-powered features, including ‘Artist TV’ for playing music videos
Plex adds more TIDAL-powered features, including ‘Artist TV’ for playing music videostechcrunch.com

Media center app Plex is rolling out new features to expand upon its partnership with TIDAL, the streaming music service it began working with last November.

Music's top labels to social phenom TikTok: Pay up
Music's top labels to social phenom TikTok: Pay upwww.fastcompany.com
Negations between the labels and the app are reaching a stalemate, which could lead to a music-less TikTok.

5 things you didn't know Apple Music can do
5 things you didn't know Apple Music can dowww.goodhousekeeping.com
There’s more to Apple Music than streaming and playlists. We’ve uncovered five Apple Music features you probably didn’t know the service offers, from listening to the radio to sharing music tips with friends.

Soundcloud Adds DEX 3 DJ Software Integration
Soundcloud Adds DEX 3 DJ Software Integrationwww.hypebot.com

SoundCloud has added a new DJ performance software integration with DEX 3. DJ’s can now instantly stream content from SoundCloud’s massive catalog of original tracks in high-quality audio available with a SoundCloud Go+ premium consumer subscription.

What Spotify’s acquisitions mean for marketers
What Spotify’s acquisitions mean for marketerswww.thedrum.com

Earlier this year, Spotify made waves in the world of podcasting with a few big announcements.

Four music podcasts to binge post-Coachella
Four music podcasts to binge post-Coachelladailytrojan.com
These four podcasts take deep dives into your favorite artists, introduce you to new music you’ll enjoy and provide insight into the music industry.

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