How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business Forever; Spotify’s Plan for Control of Your Ears; JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Trilogy Back on Apple Music
How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business Forever — pitchfork.com
The recording industry is adjusting to a new social media-dominated era where the artists have all the power. But how did we get here?
Anchor is Spotify’s best bet to beat Apple for control of your ears — www.fastcompany.com
But will being part of Spotify put Anchor’s mission of “democratizing audio” in jeopardy?
Music streaming giant Spotify has notified an unspecified number of users that the company has reset their account password, but has left dozens of users asking why.
JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Trilogy Is Back on Apple Music — www.complex.com
With exception to ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ all of JAY’s albums are now available on Apple Music.
SoundCloud Steps Up Distribution Services With Acquisition of Repost Network — www.billboard.com
SoundCloud has entered a definitive agreement to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network, the companies announced Thursday.
Music business revenues are breaking records according to the latest figures from industry body the PRS/MCPS, while Spotify has smashed through the 100 million paying subscribers mark.
Tired of noisy music venues where you can hardly see the stage? SoFar Sounds puts on concerts in people’s living rooms where fans pay $15 to $30 to sit silently on the floor and truly listen.
After Spotify’s launch in India, how is its global expansion progressing? — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
How Chinese video app TikTok conquered the world, making teens, and child safety, trend — www.scmp.com
With more than a billion downloads, the short-form video app owned by start-up ByteDance has captured the imagination of users across the globe. So what makes TikTok tick?
How To Unlock Dozens Of Revenue Streams From 1 Song — blog.discmakers.com
Your one song can create dozens of revenue streams. Make more income from fans and musicians who want access to your source tracks, stems, sounds, and more.
The Night League teams with Apple Music for ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’ — musically.com
Apple Music has enlisted its latest brand to be a playlist curator: dance-music company The Night League. It has created a series of playlists that will sit within Apple Music’s ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’ hub, including collections based on specific Ibiza club brands like Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza and ANTS.
How can labels and musicians avoid the ‘dry streams paradox’ in 2019? — musically.com
Music Ally wrote about the ‘dry streams paradox’ earlier this year in our Sandbox music-marketing report. How can artists avoid falling into this trap?
How To Build A Rock Star Team According To Pandora’s CMO — www.forbes.com
Aimee Lapic shares how she turned things around when morale was low and built a high-performing, joyful team.
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