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Niche Streaming Services Try To Break Music Fans' 'One Subscription' Habit — www.forbes.com
Specialty streaming services for electronic and classical music are trying to squeeze between the cracks of a market that Spotify, Apple and Amazon have tried to lock up.
Record labels, music supervisors, management companies, deal with high volumes of music submissions on a daily basis, and until recently, managing those files/metadata hasn’t been easy. Enter DISCO, mixing the best parts of iTunes, Soundcloud, Dropbox and MailChimp all in one browser-based application.
With ‘Rocketman’ About to Launch, Why Is Twitter Banning Users for Jamming Elton John Songs? — variety.com
Scott Bradlee of Postmodern Jukebox was suspended from Twitter for playing the chorus of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” on the piano. Why?
Spotify teams up with Picturehouse in amusing 'turn off your phone' ads — www.thedrum.com
Picturehouse Cinemas has teamed up with Spotify for the first time, as part of its ‘Everywhere’ campaign.
Copyright Terminations: What Music Rightsholders Need to Know — www.synchtank.com
Attorney Erin M. Jacobson on the basics of copyright terminations & what music rightsholders need to know.
PledgeMusic Sends Message to Artists, Offers Data From Platform — variety.com
PledgeMusic today posted a note to artists and fans, offering the ability for artists to download their data from the platform.
As Amazon readies $15/month hi-res streaming music service, Apple needs to step up — 9to5mac.com
Music Business Worldwide reports that Amazon is gearing up to offer a high-res streaming music service. That will make at least four companies …
Live music streaming pioneer Boiler Room touches down in China — kr-asia.com
This was the company’s first return to China in three years.
How Otis McDonald built a career… through royalty-free YouTube music — musically.com
With the EU Copyright Directive passed but still to be implemented by the different member states, the issue of the ‘value gap’ certainly hasn’t gone away.
Merlin Appoints Former Spotify Exec As It Looks to Grow Streaming In World's Second Largest Market — www.billboard.com
It’s all about change at Merlin’s Japan office, where general manager Haji Taniguchi has left the company and been replaced by former Spotify and Apple exec Akira Nomoto.
North Texas Musicians Face the the Low-Paying Facts About Streaming Platforms — www.dallasobserver.com
Local musicians give their perspectives on new studies that reveal the exact revenue musicians are earning from streaming and downloads.
Songza Co-Founders Have Left YouTube Music Ahead of Google Play Music Shut-Down — variety.com
The founding trio of social music startup Songza is now working at Google’s startup incubator Area 120.
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