Should Spotify Worry About TikTok?; Boomplay and the Big Labels; Deezer Rolls Out Snapchat Sharing
As TikTok continues to grow exponentially past music, should the streaming service be worried?
As Sony Strikes Deal With Boomplay, All Three Majors Are Now Partnered With Africa’s Biggest Music App — www.billboard.com
All three major record companies now have licensing deals with Boomplay Music, the music streaming platform which claims to reach more than 60 million users in Africa.
So many old songs do not have “audio fingerprints” in music recognition databases, and that spells big trouble when new artists sample old works without credit.
Congress Introduces AM-FM Act to Get Artists & Labels Paid for Radio Play — www.billboard.com
New legislation introduced in both houses of Congress on Thursday brings artists one step closer to receiving performance rights royalties on radio airplay.
Liberty CEO sees Sirius well positioned in audio boom with exclusive content like Howard Stern — www.cnbc.com
Liberty Media CEO Maffei believes the company is well positioned to capitalize on the growing popularity of podcasts and audio content.
The UK’s streaming music market could double by 2023, according to a report commissioned by the Entertainment Retailers Association.
Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ personalised playlist — musically.com
Spotify’s latest feature for podcast listeners takes a leaf out of Discover Weekly and Release Radar’s books: a personalised playlist not of songs, but of podcast episodes.
Facebook secures exclusive rights to stream Elton John interview video — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
This is ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from a living legend the truth about his story’, says Facebook
Downloading: ‘People said it would end record labels’ — www.bbc.com
Music industry veteran Jeremy Lascelles looks back on how illegal downloads threatened the business.
Should Spotify Investors Worry About Free Competitors? — www.fool.com
Amazon recently expanded its free music service to mobile and Fire TV.
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