Issue 665: Beatport Launches Subscription Music Streaming Service for DJs; Spotify Testing ‘Storyline’ Feature

Beatport Launches Subscription Music Streaming Service for DJs
Beatport Launches Subscription Music Streaming Service for DJswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

A subscription to Beatport LINK costs $14.99 per month.

Spotify Testing Its Own Version of Genius’ Behind the Lyrics
Spotify Testing Its Own Version of Genius’ Behind the Lyricswww.rollingstone.com

The new Storyline feature, available to select users, takes a timed card format similar to that of Instagram Stories.

Battle for music licensing oversight centers on unclaimed royalties
Battle for music licensing oversight centers on unclaimed royaltieswww.tennessean.com
As the U.S. Copyright Office nears a decision on which group will run the new digital licensing organization, the MLC has been criticized for conflicts of interest.

Spotify launches its stripped-down 'Lite' app in India
Spotify launches its stripped-down 'Lite' app in Indiamusically.com

Having signed up more than two million users in India after its recent launch there, Spotify has now made its Spotify Lite app available in the country too.

New Platform VIBBIDI Offers Blend of Music Streaming & Social Media
New Platform VIBBIDI Offers Blend of Music Streaming & Social Mediahiphop-n-more.com
Hello HHNMers! I’d like to introduce you to a new platform I’ve been collaborating with called VIBBIDI. It’s a free web-based music streaming service that’s

Downtown Music Publishing Acquires the Catalog of Indie Label Strictly Confidential
Downtown Music Publishing Acquires the Catalog of Indie Label Strictly Confidentialwww.billboard.com
Downtown Music Publishing has acquired the 10,000-song catalog of Strictly Confidential, an independent European label whose roster includes material written and/or recorded by Balkan Beat Box, Carl Barât, Editors, Mark Ronson, Vanessa Paradis, Jason Derulo, Chromeo, Felix da Housecat, and more.

User-centric streaming payouts: Apple, major labels, new artists...
User-centric streaming payouts: Apple, major labels, new artists…musically.com
Apple has internally modelled how a user-centric system of music-royalty payouts would work, in an effort to understand its potential impact.

Blockchain: For Mitigating the Issues within the Music Industry
Blockchain: For Mitigating the Issues within the Music Industrywww.cioreview.com

Blockchain is a decentralized form of the database.

TesPlayer brings Spotify access to Tesla Model S, 3, X owners
TesPlayer brings Spotify access to Tesla Model S, 3, X ownerswww.teslarati.com

Tesla owners finally have a way to play Spotify in their Model S, Model X and Model 3 thanks to third-party, browser-based app ‘TesPlayer‘ that can manage playlists and play music directly from the vehicle’s center touchscreen.

Vevo Takes A Distributed Approach To OTT
Vevo Takes A Distributed Approach To OTTadexchanger.com

As a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment, Vevo owns the sales and distribution rights to 350,000 music videos from the world’s top artists.

Sony/ATV Inks Global Deal With Former Spotify Exec
Sony/ATV Inks Global Deal With Former Spotify Execwww.forbes.com

Music industry veteran, tech investor and former Spotify executive Troy Carter and J. Erving’s new Q&A business has linked up with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

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