Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for April 24 – April 28.

Monday: Why Can We Still Buy Music?; Neil Young’s New Streaming Service; iHeartMedia; Pandora Premium

Tuesday: Cost of Entry to Streaming Market is Stifling Innovation; Spotify Developing Music Hardware; Apple Music Delays its ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Show

Wednesday: ‘How One Artist Beat the Independent Blues with Blockchain; Music Business: Biggest Growth in 20 Years

Thursday: Streaming & the Indie Labels; Spotify Acquires Mediachain Labs

Friday: Can Country Music Save Pandora? TuneCore Launches Premium App; Musical.ly Connects with Apple Music

 

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CD Baby Brings DIY Musician Conference to Nashville for First Time this Summer

CD Baby will bring the DIY Musician Conference to Nashville August 24-27, 2017.

It will turn Music City into a temporary hub for one of the most dynamic parts of the music business: the indie music scene, the musicians of all backgrounds and styles who shape their own careers, on their own terms.

The conference is the largest event dedicated to musicians of any genre who share a common professional approach. Last year’s meeting in Chicago attracted artists from 44 different states and 15 different countries.

“Independent musicians and small boutique labels are one of the fastest growing segments of the market, and they share a lot of concerns,” explains CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner. “No matter what kind of music you make, no matter where you are in your career, you need similar advice and support, and we program the conference in direct response to the questions and concerns we hear from musicians.” Continue reading CD Baby Brings DIY Musician Conference to Nashville for First Time this Summer

Nurturing the Creation of Music through the Blockchain

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, music streaming is set to overtake CD and vinyl as the largest generator of income for British record labels in 2017. The report states that as more people opt for subscriptions to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, revenues in the sector were pushed to a five-year high last year. Total income generated by the U.K. music industry increased by 5 percent to £925 million ($11.6 million) in 2016, from £881 million ($11.1 million).

Yet despite the popularity of the music industry, musicians often find themselves unfairly compensated.

To rectify this problem, the Open Music Initiative (OMI) and Ujo Music, among others, are attempting to change outdated modes in the music industry to ensure long-term sustainability, with the intent to use blockchain technology to support the creation of music.

Read Article: Bitcoin Magazine

Spotify, Merlin Ink Global License Agreement for the World’s Leading Independent Record Labels

Spotify and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, today announced a new multi-year license agreement – ensuring the world’s leading independent record labels and their artists will remain at the core of Spotify’s offering to music fans.

Continuing a successful nine-year partnership, the agreement is structured to reflect and promote the value of Merlin’s collective offering of its members’ repertoire, while offering improved marketing and advertising opportunities and enhanced access to data.

Merlin member labels can also participate in Spotify’s recently announced flexible release policy. Continue reading Spotify, Merlin Ink Global License Agreement for the World’s Leading Independent Record Labels

Spotify Premium for Students Launches in 33 New Countries

Spotify is debuting Spotify Premium for Students in 33 new countries around the world. Spotify Premium for Students allows all registered students to enjoy Spotify Premium – and all of the many benefits that come with being a Premium subscriber – for around half the standard price.

Today’s launch of Spotify Premium for Students means that university students in 33 new countries around the world are now able to to purchase Spotify Premium for half price. The offer is open to students for every year of their student life, and is available immediately from today. Continue reading Spotify Premium for Students Launches in 33 New Countries

Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for April 10 – April 14.

Monday: The Power of the Playlist; Does the Music Industry Need a Blockchain?

Tuesday: Pandora Is Thinking Out of the Box; Why Spotify’s IPO-less IPO is a Smart Idea

Wednesday: It’s Time to End the Stigma Over Streaming Music; Why Collection Societies Want to Make Music Together

ThursdayWhen Artists Don’t Stream; Spotify + Apple Watch; Streaming to Overtake Physical Music Sales in the UK

Friday: Gene Simmons, Not Down with Streaming; Bittunes; Blockchain; NetEase; TuneCore; Deezer’s New App

 

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AT&T AUDIENCE Network Announces Artist Lineup for Music Concerts

AT&T is giving DIRECTV and U-verse customers more music programming every Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.

The network just wrapped another production of original and exclusive performances for its AUDIENCE Music series. Customers can see 17 artists across all genres of music deliver live concerts and extensive artist interviews with series host Ted Stryker.

“The third time really is the charm when it comes to producing our AUDIENCE Music concerts,” said Christopher Long, head of AUDIENCE Network.  “Given the acclaim of the artists, we know this group of shows will elevate the concert experience for fans and our viewers on AUDIENCE Network.” Continue reading AT&T AUDIENCE Network Announces Artist Lineup for Music Concerts