Spotify Building Shared-Queue Social Listening; Apple Finally Killing iTunes
Want to rock out together even when you’re apart? Spotify has prototyped an unreleased feature called “Social Listening” that lets multiple people add songs to a queue they can all listen to.
Farewell to a clunky but world-shattering icon.
YouTubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning — www.theverge.com
YouTube creators fight over copyright infringement on their videos is a never ending battle, but many creators are calling it the worst era ever. YouTube is trying to help lessen the problems, finding an equal balance for record labels and creators.
Streaming the ‘DEAF’ album on Spotify will help raise money so deaf people can ‘hear’ music — www.thedrum.com
The National Institute of Young Deaf People (INJS), in collaboration with Marcel Paris and Publicis, has released the ‘DEAF’ album: a totally silent, streamable Spotify record that finances a project designed to give deaf people the gift of music.
Music Distributor Amuse Advances Royalties To Independent Artists — www.forbes.com
Co-Founder and CEO of record label and music distributor Amuse, Diego Farias, explains how his company can predict a hit song, find stars in the making and why they advance royalties.
We predict that a company branded voice user interface will soon be a must-have feature for almost all mobile phone apps.
When You Should Give Away Your Music — blog.reverbnation.com
Music takes money and time and sacrifice to create, and these are the times and situations where you should be giving your music away for free.
Streaming Vs. Radio: What is Gained and What is Lost? — audiophilereview.com
Mark Smotroff misses his childhood magic transistor radio radio…
Looking beyond streaming services: What comes next? — www.dw.com
Streaming services are still viewed as the future of the music industry. But experience tells us that new things can take over more quickly than expected. What could come after streaming, DW’s Dina Slanjankic wonders.
RIAA Helps Force Stream-Ripping Site DBR.ee Offline, Secures Subpoena to Identify Y2Mate Owners — www.billboard.com
The Recording Industry Association of America is ramping up efforts to combat stream-ripping sites, which allow users to create and download mp3 files from song streams on YouTube or SoundCloud.
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