Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming; Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers

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Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis — 
 Taking a close look at the gap between music accelerators and venture capitalists in 2017.

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Microsoft Finding New Ways To Deploy Its Tech In The Music World — 
 Microsoft’s Music x Technology program collaborates with artists to help their tech-driven visions come to life, most recently with the touring show for Washed Out’s multimedia album Mister Mellow.

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Why SoundCloud Bursting Would Be A Loss For DJs, Producers —

Love them or hate them, the online music platform Soundcloud has been a fundamental force in the development of modern DJ and production cultures.

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Without Spotify, Jay-Z may be forsaking $1 million a week in keeping his “4:44” album off the free streaming service — 
 Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44, started off as an exclusive to Tidal, the streaming company he owns, and is now available on Amazon and Apple Music as well — but not Spotify.


An iPod Shuffle for Spotify is surprisingly essential — 
 Thanks to Baby Driver, we’ve all been reminded of our love affair for the MP3 player — namely the iPod. Now that Apple Music, Spotify and others allow us to ca…

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Stingray Music App Tops 2 Million Downloads — 
 Stingray has a good reason to proudly wave its maple leaf today. The Stingray Music mobile app — the only 100% Canadian-made free music app — hit a major milestone by topping 2 million downloads, doubling the number reached in 2016.

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Why Can’t Spotify Stop Getting Sued? It’s More Complex Than It Sounds — 
 As it prepares to go public, Spotify faces yet another lawsuit over unpaid royalties. But who’s really to blame for this lingering problem?

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Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion —

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both masters and publishing, and to further expand internationally.


Spotify’s Restricted, Paid-Only Content Expected to Start This Fall — 
 Spotify has signed a major licensing deal with yet another major label. But, what does this mean for users who listen to Spotify for free?


Social media star Jake Paul joins LiveXLive — 
 Jake Paul, whose debut single garnered 27m YouTube views in a week, joins Amanda Cerny and King Bach at LiveXLive as it pushes into original content.

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Surround Sound? You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet — 
 At Empac, musicians and technicians are learning to work with sophisticated advances in spatial audio technologies.