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Deezer Explores User Centric Licensing; Access Music > Own It; Streaming Profitability in Asia

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Deezer Is Exploring User Centric
One of the great, though less heralded, successes of streaming in 2016 was keeping the lid on artist angst. Previous years had been defined by seemingly endless complaints from worried and angry artists and songwriters. Now that torrent has dwindled to a relative trickle.

Clive Davis Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple
Tonight’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival will feature performances by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon and Barry Manilow.

Spotify Premium for Students Launches in 33 New
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.

New Data Shows That More People Want To Access Music Than Own
The latest data from the RIAA and Nielsen Music shows that the majority of music consumption is now based on ‘celestial jukebox’ access models rather than on ownership of music.

Blockchain-based direct-to-fan music platform

Blockchain solutions company Tokenly announced this week it will open a Series A round and launch the first trial of token.FM, its blockchain-based music service, in early May.

Problems for Music Streaming Profitability in
Problems for Music Streaming Profitability in Asia, despite it having had an increase in the nation. Read why there are issues there.

Kasabian take to Twitch for music and game live
Kasabian are the latest band to work with Amazon on a digital marketing campaign, and in their case, Twitch is playing a major role.

Did Streaming Accidentally Give Birth to a New Form Of Piracy?
Have legitimate music streaming services like Spotify helped curb piracy? No, says a study. In fact, they’ve given birth to a new form of piracy.

How To Improve Your Streaming

Computers offer tremendous flexibility, plenty of storage space and we’ve all got them, so it’s no surprise that they are the most popular source for streamed music. But they are not designed for sound quality and are relatively easy to improve for this reason.

Music VR platform Endless Riff welcomes Mike Rich, Benji Rogers to Advisory

Billed as ‘a networked virtual reality music platform that enables fans to experience live music together’, Endless Riff aims to offer fans a VR festival experience, complete with musical performances and monetization through sponsors.

BBC Radio 3 ups the online streaming quality

BBC Radio 3 currently broadcasts in HD Sound as standard, but the new FLAC stream will mark the first time the Proms have been broadcast in lossless quality.



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