TikTok Is the New Music Kingmaker, and Labels Want to Get Paid — www.bloomberg.com
They’re seeking a better deal after they missed the rise of the social video platform and sold music rights for a flat fee.
Spotify is testing a new version of its app that gives podcasts more prominence, an overhaul the company hopes will make it easier for people to find and listen to the radio-style programs.
The average salary of a Spotify employee hit $132,301 last year – more than double what it was in 2011 — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
How the salaries at streaming music’s market leader have changed over the past decade
Seven Years Later, the RIAA & MPAA Are Still Litigating Against MegaUpload — www.digitalmusicnews.com
A federal judge in Virginia has once again delayed the RIAA and the MPAA’s lawsuit against former cyberlocker Megaupload and founder Kim Dotcom.
It’s been rumored that Apple will break up iTunes into its component parts in the upcoming macOS 10.15, with new Music, Video, and Podcast apps to replace the aging iTunes.
The European Union will start a formal probe of Apple Inc. in the next few weeks following Spotify Technology SA’s antitrust complaint, the Financial Times reported.
Pandora users can now access their music through Waze, meaning you won’t have to flip between the apps as you drive.
Deezer's free tier can be controlled with Amazon Alexa now, but not in the US and Japan — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Feature will roll out to Alexa-enabled devices over the next two weeks
Shakira Among Most-Streamed Musician Moms Globally on Spotify — www.billboard.com
Spotify has unveiled its global list of the Most-Streamed moms in the music industry, including Cardi B, Beyonce, Shakira, and more.
New SPLITS App From Create Music Group Aims to Solve Songwriting Disputes — www.billboard.com
In the free app, collaborators can generate and sign a split agreement — the document that clarifies individual contributions to a track for publishers — straight from their phones.
Jennifer Rie, Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst for Anti-trust Litigation discusses the latest anti-trust news including Spotify’s request for the European Union to investigate Apple for abuse of a dominant position and the Department of Justice’s approval of the CVS-Aetna deal.
Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now, SiriusXM is going after this market, too.
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