SiriusXM announced today that Bob Lefsetz, outspoken music and culture writer, will host Lefsetz Live!, a new weekly talk show on the Volume channel, talk radio devoted to the discussion of music, the industry and the world beyond.
It’s about innovation. For all the scuttlebutt about the power of Facebook, if it didn’t buy WhatsApp and Instagram it would be struggling now, kinda like Apple, why does everybody always look at today instead of tomorrow?
Musical.ly is looking at tomorrow, Generation Z. Musical.ly is all about the here and now, about making a video and posting it instantly. You almost want to participate, until you realize you’ll never be that skinny, and your aged body can’t take the workout.
Will Taylor Swift Stream? Music Industry Is Left to Guess — www.nytimes.com
Four executives at major streaming services said they did not expect “Reputation” to be made available for streaming, at least at first.
Russian Digital Services Push Restrictions on Free Music Streaming — www.billboard.com
Major Russian social networking websites, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, and the music streaming service Boom have introduced restrictions on free music streaming at the request of rights holders as the owner, Mail.ru Group, moves to monetize the streaming service, which replaced illegitimate, user-generated content.
Get Your Music on Spotify — blog.symphonicdistribution.com
Are you an independent artist who’s wondering how you get your music on Spotify? Follow these simple steps to learn how to get your music on Spotify!
RA: The art of disruption: How CDJs are changing DJing — www.residentadvisor.net
CDJs may have made mixing easier, but they’ve also ushered in an exciting new era of DJing. Michelle Lhooq reflects on the possibilities they’ve unlocked.
Ujo Music’s second attempt at music on the blockchain — davidgerard.co.uk
After the “Tiny Human” disaster, Ujo has returned with a new offering to musicians, and a publicity video. It’s Bandcamp, but on the blockchain, and worse in every way.
Data firm Pex attempts to track music usage on YouTube — musically.com
Video and music search engine Pex has weighed in to the value-gap debate, with new data based on its indexing of more than 6.1bn videos and songs.
Gaps in Pandora’s ad tech stack slowed growth in the last quarter, CEO Roger Lynch said Thursday in his first earnings call since taking the helm.
Album Chart Math May Mean Albums With Lots and Lots of Songs — bigthink.com
The way that hits are now calculated, impossibly long albums may be on the horizon.
The CD killed home taping. Did you really want to spend all that time making an inferior copy when the original sounded so much better?
Of course not. Never mind that CDs were vastly overpriced, didn’t compensate creators for said increase and singles were cut from the catalog, forcing you to buy a whole album to get the one good song you wanted.
In other words, the music industry fought the battle of the past by entering the future.
Source: Lefsetz Letter