Issue 662: Major Label Interest in Hi-Res Music Surging; JAZZIZ Launches Hi-Res Audio Initiative; YouTube Music Tops 15M Subscribers

Major Label Interest in Hi-Res Music Surging, Says RIAA
Major Label Interest in Hi-Res Music Surging, Says RIAAwww.billboard.com
For the first time ever, the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) revealed how many high-resolution music titles are available in the United States for downloads and streaming.

JAZZIZ Launches Hi-Res Audio Initiative
JAZZIZ Launches Hi-Res Audio Initiativewww.jazziz.com

JAZZIZ has seen and documented major changes in the record industry within the past few decades.

Google's YouTube Music Tops 15 Million Subscribers
Google's YouTube Music Tops 15 Million Subscriberswww.bloomberg.com
Google’s paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers, according to two people familiar with the numbers, a milestone for a company that has struggled to build subscription media businesses.

Spotify Turns the Anti-Apple Volume Up to 11
Spotify Turns the Anti-Apple Volume Up to 11www.washingtonpost.com
Complaints about the iPhone maker taking a 30 percent cut of App Store subscriptions have merit. But it’s hard to feel too sorry for Spotify.

Rolling Stone Magazine to Launch Music Charts
Rolling Stone Magazine to Launch Music Chartswww.billboard.com

Rolling Stone magazine announced it’s getting into the music chart business, saying it plans to launch five charts next Monday May 13, powered by BuzzAngle, the data company Rolling Stone’s parent company, Penske Media, acquired a stake in last year.

iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman Launches Podcast Quizzing Scooter Braun, Shaggy & More For Success Secrets
iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman Launches Podcast Quizzing Scooter Braun, Shaggy & More For Success Secretswww.billboard.com
On each episode, Pittman will interview disruptors across the media and entertainment industries, digging for the stories behind their marketing, creative and business successes.

Creators and Tech Companies: Let’s Fix the DMCA Together
Creators and Tech Companies: Let’s Fix the DMCA Togethervariety.com
In this guest column, RIAA CEO Mitch Glazier urges the creative and tech communities to come together to reform the Digital Copyright Act.

LiveXLive Signs Distribution Agreement With Tencent Video
LiveXLive Signs Distribution Agreement With Tencent Videoplatformandstream.com

LiveXLive announced a distribution partnership agreement with Tencent Video.

Four key industry players on streaming playlists and future solutions
Four key industry players on streaming playlists and future solutionstheindustryobserver.thebrag.com
A panel of delegates from differing industry sectors has weighed in on streaming playlist consumption, discovery, placements, pitching and strategies.

3 Updates Make Facebook A Better Place To Market Music
3 Updates Make Facebook A Better Place To Market Musicwww.hypebot.com

Facebook is rolling out FB5, a new design for that’s “simpler, faster, more immersive and puts your communities at the center.”

Amid Podcasting Frenzy, Endeavor Bets on Star-Powered Audio Slate
Amid Podcasting Frenzy, Endeavor Bets on Star-Powered Audio Slatewww.billboard.com
Endeavor Audio has released just two podcasts since its launch last fall, but both quickly attracted an audience.

Neil Young book chronicles fight to improve digital music
Neil Young book chronicles fight to improve digital musicwww.engadget.com
Music legend Neil Young has spent several years trying (and failing) to push high-resolution music to the masses. A new book by Young tells the story of how the…

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