Spotify, Blockchain and the Future; Sound Royalties’ $100m Bet on Unlocking Artist Income; LiveXLive Acquires Wantickets

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Spotify, Blockchain and the Future — 
 Why Spotify is better positioned to put music rights on the blockchain than everybody else.

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eMusic’s new owners believe they can convince users to start buying songs again — 
 Take a moment to consider all that has transpired in your life and the world since the last time you logged into eMusic. For me, it’s been roughly five..


Warner Music boss nears royalty deal with Spotify — 
 Fresh off a pact to license music to YouTube, Warner Music boss Steve Cooper is turning his attention to music streamer Spotify — and a deal could be signed…


LiveXLive Acquires Wantickets, Expanding Reach to Millions of Engaged Live Music Fans —

LiveXLive Tickets, a part of Loton’s LiveXLive worldwide premium live music video streaming network, today announced that it has acquired all of the operating assets of Wantickets, a branded leading online nightlife, electronic dance music and event marketing and ticketing company.


Pandora Considers Selling Ticketfly to Focus on Streaming — 
 Pandora Media Inc. is considering a plan to sell its Ticketfly business, acquired less than two years ago, to concentrate on its music-streaming service, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Lands Deal with SiriusXM — 
 The Philadelphia Orchestra is returning to national radio after a long absence — but this time on satellite rather than traditional radio. — Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Sound Royalties on its $100m bet on unlocking artist income — 
 One of the promises of digital technology was that it would not only speed up the consumption of music, it would also speed up royalty payments.

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Spotify Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in Indonesia Amid Rapid Growth — 
 Spotify celebrates its one-year anniversary in Indonesia with more than 30 million songs on its platform and growing popularity across the globe.

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SoundExchange Acquires Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency — 
 SoundExchange has acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a music licensing collective representing the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada on behalf of music publishers.


The rise of music streaming and the privatization of listening —

Communications scholar Eric Harvey examines how the rise of internet radio and music streaming services have made the experience of listening to music.

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We aren’t cannibalising the music industry, Says YouTube —

YouTube is one of the many ways consumers can enjoy music without having to pay for it but the streaming giant argues it isn’t cannibalising more lucrative channels of music consumption.