Issue 671: ByteDance Planning Music Streaming Service; The Road Ahead for Music Streaming Licenses; LiveXLive Adds Slacker to App

The company behind  by TikTok plans to launch music streaming service
The company behind by TikTok plans to launch music streaming service www.prolificlondon.co.uk
ByteDance, the parent company of video-sharing platform TikTok, plans to launch a music streaming service and has already held discussions with music labels. 

The Road Ahead for Music-Streaming Licenses
The Road Ahead for Music-Streaming Licenseswww.copyright.com
2019 is the hopeful season for the new collective licensing mechanism for digital streaming. But much of the work is still to be done.

Instagram’s new e-commerce features could transform music marketing – but only if the record industry is willing to change
Instagram’s new e-commerce features could transform music marketing – but only if the record industry is willing to changewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Instagram wields unprecedented influence not just on how humans connect with each other, but also on how musicians and other creative entrepreneurs build relationships with fans, peers and potential business partners.

Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Sued Over 'Massive Music Piracy'
Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Sued Over 'Massive Music Piracy'www.pcmag.com
The estate of well-known Broadway composer Harold Arlen claims the major digital music stores are full of unauthorized copies of Areln’s songs and the stores know it’s happening.

LiveXLive Adds Slacker To App
LiveXLive Adds Slacker To Appwww.hypebot.com

LiveXLive has launched a redesigned app that brings live streams from more than 35 global music festivals together with its Slacker recorded music streaming platform.

Apple's Musical Masterpiece Is Missing A New Mac
Apple's Musical Masterpiece Is Missing A New Macwww.forbes.com

Apple has rolled out another advertising campaign through YouTube over the weekend.

Hybrid OTT, music streaming platforms get more users than 100% subscription-based platforms
Hybrid OTT, music streaming platforms get more users than 100% subscription-based platformsbrandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
100% subscription-based music and OTT platforms have smaller, but much higher quality customer segments than hybrid platforms

Tough Love: Rift Between Spotify, Music Industry Growing
Tough Love: Rift Between Spotify, Music Industry Growingwww.hypebot.com

A contentious relationship from the beginning, the streaming industry and the rest of the music business have been increasingly at odds of late.

Apple Music Strengthens Publishing Division With Head of Creative Services Hire
Apple Music Strengthens Publishing Division With Head of Creative Services Hirevariety.com
Apple Music has hired Lindsay Rothschild as Head of Creative Services, Music Publishing, for North America. She arrives from Google.

China overtakes US in smart speaker market share
China overtakes US in smart speaker market sharetechcrunch.com

The U.S. no longer leads the smart speaker market, according to new data from Canalys.

Russian music streaming market to grow at CAGR of 58%
Russian music streaming market to grow at CAGR of 58%www.telecompaper.com

The Russian music streaming market totaled RUB 4.7 billion in 2018, according to a study.

Beatport integrates LINK subscription service with Denon DJ hardware
Beatport integrates LINK subscription service with Denon DJ hardwarewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Integration to be available before the end of 2019.

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