Playlists Still Favor U.S. Music; Post Malone VR Concert; Faster Payments for Music Rights Holders
New report shows that North American artists account for as much as 73 percent of the top editorial playlists on streaming services.
Lil Nas X bought the beat for “Old Town Road” for $30 from a website called BeatStars. Inside the new world of cheap music marketplaces that has the music industry scrambling.
Post Malone VR Concert in Oculus Venues Scheduled for 10/17 — variety.com
The concert will be live streamed on Oculus Go and Quest headsets.
The pilot, organized in the summer of 2019, followed the radio plays of three works on Finnish radio channels. Teosto provided the metadata, splits and user information for 3 songs and 19 rights holders.
We are Not Blind to the Harsh Economic Realities of Streaming: An Interview with an Indie Publisher — musictechpolicy.com
This post is an interview with a reader who is an independent publisher about how they view the future for songwriters and independent publishers in the streaming upside down world to the right of the decimal place.
There’s no licensing mechanism by which podcasters can legally include this sort of music for distribution in their programs. No matter how much money you want to throw at the situation, there’s no one that’s empowered to help you.
Pandora revamps app to surface all the ways it’s more than radio now — www.cnet.com
Pandora’s mobile app adds a “For You” discovery feed and a new “modes” feature to tweak the kind of music stations play.
One of the most-streamed podcasts on Spotify isn’t a daily news update or a true crime saga. It’s Fest & Flauschig, a current-events comedy show hosted by two German radio hosts — in German.
Tidal Ups Tony Gervino to EVP/Editor-In-Chief, Elliott Wilson to Chief Content Officer — www.billboard.com
Tidal is capping off the week with two executive-level promotions: Tony Gervino to executive vp/editor-in-chief, and Elliott Wilson to chief content officer.
With podcasts becoming the blogs of our time, you may be wondering whether you should launch your own show. Here are some starting questions to ask yourself.
RIAA’s Annual List of ‘Notorious’ Copyright Offenders Includes Stream-Rippers, Telegram — www.billboard.com
The RIAA’s recommendations for this year’s “Notorious Markets List” has a lot of familiar names and themes as in previous years, with stream-ripping sites, rogue MP3 marketplaces and counterfeit CD manufacturers feeling the heat yet again from the recording industry trade org.
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