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Africa’s Music Streaming Revolution; ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ is Still Popular; Hipgnosis and Song Value

‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’: Still Popular in the Streaming Agewww.rollingstone.com

Even in the streaming era, the long-running hits compilation series maintains a passionate fanbase.

Is Africa′s music streaming revolution on the horizon?www.dw.com
Many music lovers in Africa still download their favorite tunes illegally. Now, online streaming platforms such as Spotify are becoming more popular. This could help artists secure their incomes. But challenges remain.

Identity crisis? Imogen Heap reveals why artists must take control of their digital presencewww.musicweek.com
Grammy Award-winning musician and founder of Creative Passport, a new service that helps artists maximise their online presence, writes for Music Week about the importance of taking control in the digital age…

Hipgnosis reveals how it values songs (and that its catalog is worth slightly more than it originally forecast)www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

New disclosures show that Hipgnosis’ assets were earning 0.4% more than company predicted they would when it acquired them.

Wild Court Case Explores Two Global Pop Hits and a Key Question: Who Owns Remix?www.hollywoodreporter.com

The case of Arty v. Marshmello raises a novel intellectual property issue and erupts with the allegation that someone has “got to” OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and convinced him to perjure himself.

Tencent to Equip Audi Cars with In-Car WeChat, QQ Music in New Partnershippandaily.com

German automaker Audi has teamed up with Chinese tech giant Tencent to work on an intelligent and interconnected digital ecosystem for future vehicles, including digital cockpits, digital marketing and other user operations.

Dave Grohl’s favourite rock bar is launching the world’s first online pubwww.loudersound.com

London’s premier heavy metal boozer The Crobar is creating an online pub, as fundraising to find a new home continue.

Big Hit rebrands and acquires Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings for $1 billionwww.musicweek.com

The deal brings together a range of services including management, label services and publishing.

Andrson: New Music Discovery Reimaginedstartup.info
We talked to Zach Miller-Frankel, CEO and co-founder of Andrson, about music discovery, and this is what he said about it.

Edgar Bronfman Jr. launches SPAC with $300m to spend. Could he return to the music business?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
New company Waverley aims to raise $300m by selling 30m shares priced at $10 each…

The NFT Craze and the Future of Spotify and Streaming Musichbr.org
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate the hype surrounding NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as well as recent music industry trends and the future of Spotify.

Japan: Still Fixated on CDs, But Streaming Is Gainingwww.billboard.com
While much of the world moves further into streaming as the dominant form of music consumption, Japan still has a physical fixation.

Zach Diaz Named Head Of Streaming At Soundstripemusicrow.com

Diaz brings his extensive experience at Red Bull Records as well as Sony Music Entertainment’s RED Distribution and The Orchard to Soundstripe, overseeing all of the company’s activities with digital service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more.

My Bloody Valentine Add Full Catalog To Streaming And Talk New Musicwww.stereogum.com

In the past few days, the reclusive greats My Bloody Valentine have been teasing something new on social media, finding an unlikely collaborator in former Sopranos star Michael Imperioli.

David McConnell promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Songtradrwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

McConnell started at Songtradr in February of 2020 as Director of Technology Architect.

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