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How Streaming is Changing Music Consumption

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I Feel It Coming — How Streaming is Changing Music

I used to say this same mantra all the time when I talked with people about my thesis on streaming services — artists and labels need to find a way to monetize music despite the fact modern consumers don’t want to pay for it anymore. But the more time passes, the less options I see for achieving this goal to any meaningful degree, let alone to a level comparable to where music sales used to be.

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iHeartRadio Partners With ART19 for Enhanced Podcasting
If you’re California-based podcast hosting, monetization and distribution startup ART19, however, you partner with iHeartRadio to create a whole new API.


Universal Music and Spotify talk music-streaming in
Spotify and Universal Music kicked off our NY:LON Connect conference in London this morning by giving their views on the state of the music-streaming market


Have we truly turned a corner with music-streaming?
Thanks to strong growth for Spotify and Apple Music in 2016, the music industry ended last year with 100 million people paying for streaming subscriptions.


Jay Z’s Tidal is worth $600 million — not quite Spotify or Apple Music, but still 10 times what he paid in
Whatever troubles Jay Z is facing with his music streaming service Tidal, there’s no denying how astonishingly far it’s come. When the rapper first bought Tidal back in 2015, he shelled out $56 million to its Swedish parent company Aspiro, and, in return, got a scrappy, high-fidelity streaming business that seemed unlikely to topple the reign…

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Yandex.Music, Russian-Owned Streaming Service, Triples
With 250K subscribers the music service is now ahead of Google Play but behind Apple Music.

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How ‘sleeping giant’ China is waking up to legal
Until recently, China was seen as a hugely problematic market for the recorded-music industry, with piracy dominant against legal digital music services.



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