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SoundExchange to Let Artists Search, Claim Unmatched Recordings; Apple’s macOS Catalina Update is Big Problem for DJs Who Relied on iTunes

SoundExchange Website to Let Artists Search and Claim Unmatched
In a move to bring more transparency and potentially help reduce black-box royalties, SoundExchange is updating its website to allow artists and labels to now see all recordings currently associated with their accounts.

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Apple’s macOS Catalina update is a big problem for DJs who relied on
Apple’s latest desktop operating system update, macOS Catalina, will mark the official end of iTunes after nearly two decades. But that transition is proving to be complicated for a certain subset of Mac users who’ve relied on the software to help manage their jobs: DJs.

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Google Speakers, Smart Displays, Chromecasts Get Stream
Google is making it easier to move a music or YouTube stream from one device to another.

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What is the Future of Low-End, Mid-Fi and High-End Audio?
Paul Wilson muses about audio’s future…

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The music industry’s biggest threats are Netflix, podcasts, and
The Australian music industry is undoubtedly back in growth, but our biggest threat is Netflix, podcasts, and sleep.

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Company was acquired by Apple for $400m.

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It Bears Repeating — Music Repetition Is A Good
Music is the soundtrack of our lives. And the biggest hits are the ones we want to hear again and again. In praise of music repetition.

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Spotify launches its ‘Daily Drive’ playlist in
Spotify launched its ‘Daily Drive’ playlist in the US in June. Aimed at commuters, it was the company’s first algo-personalised playlist to combine music and ‘short-form podcast news updates’, with the aim of offering a more radio-like experience. Now Spotify has launched ‘Daily Drive’ in Germany too.

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As RIAA Targets Yet More YouTube-Ripping Sites, Here’s the State of

The RIAA has obtained yet another subpoena at a court in the United States in an effort to identify the owners of YouTube-ripping sites. It’s the latest in a long line of similar attempts in recent times but is the practice paying off?

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Five Vectors Closes $1M Seed Round Led By BITKRAFT Esports

Five Vectors is a music startup that works with up-and-coming artists and produces brand new music tracks that are tailor-made for gaming audiences.

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Inside China’s Global Entertainment Ambitions — and What Might Get in the
China leverages its massive consumer base in creating content to become a global force in entertainment.


Spotify’s head of African music, Tunde Ogundipe, leaves service alongside Indian music expert Himanshu
Execs were part of the team that worked on Spotify’s Global Cultures initiative

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SiriusXM appoints Denise Karkos as Chief Marketing

Karkos joins from TD Ameritrade.

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