Music Biz Gets Smart About Data; Prince Estate, Tidal Partner for New Album; Billboard vs. YouTube
After Cambridge Analytica, music biz gets smart about data — www.iq-mag.net
In the wake of the Facebook scandal, music industry marketers are ensuring their houses are in order as the 25 May General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline approaches.
Tidal and Prince’s estate announced that a batch of previously unreleased music from the late icon’s vaults will make up a new album, expected to be released in 2019, with Tidal owner Jay-Z working directly with the estate on song selection.
YouTube announces its first-ever trending music chart, with more to come
Spotify ‘hateful conduct’ policy must be handled carefully — musically.com
Spotify has announced a new policy on how it deals with hateful content on its platform. It comes with an internal content-monitoring tool called Spotify AudioWatch
Audiam Brings Its Portal for Hunting Unclaimed Royalties to Writer, Publisher Clients — www.billboard.com
Audiam, the digital reproduction rights collection agency, is bringing the technology that it uses to track down unclaimed money of copyright owners to its client portal so that artists, songwriters, publishers and labels can see detailed reports on every version of a song at every service, even covers that songwriters and publishers might not know existed.
NPR And Spotify Team Up To Feed Your Podcast Addiction — radio.wpsu.org
Public radio podcast lovers, clear your schedules: Spotify users now have the NPR podcast catalogue at their fingertips. From classic NPR favorites like
Epidemic Sound launches Break.Through program to develop artists — musically.com
Swedish music company Epidemic Sound is launching a new program called Break.Through, which it claims will empower independent musicians in new ways.
LANDR Adds Royalty Free Samples From Dirty Projectors, More — www.hypebot.com
LANDR has launched “Samples” to provide royalty-free samples to the 1.7 million producers using the AI driven automated mastering service.
It’s hard to make a sticky social music experience.
Radio’s Struggle to Cross the Generational Divide — jacobsmedia.com
There are two unpopular demographics with radio — aging Boomers and Generation Z — that could prove to be game-changers, both in the short and long terms.
7 Tips For Turning Playlist Placement Into Long Term Streaming Activity — www.hypebot.com
With streaming the dominant form of music consumption, landing a good playlist placement has become a Holy Grail for artists.
SoundCloud Appoints Mark Eisenberg SVP of Content Partnerships — www.billboard.com
SoundCloud has hired digital music veteran Mark Eisenberg as senior vice president, content partnerships.