Spotify’s Blockchain Acquisition is a Big Deal; Heard Well Radio

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Spotify’s Blockchain Acquisition is a Big Deal — attentionecono.me 
 Spotify acquired a blockchain team. Is it just about neat new licensing models or challenging the rights ownership industry?

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Nashville on the front lines of the battle for streaming supremacy — www.tennessean.com 
 Streaming is revolutionizing the nation’s music industry

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Apple Music may have a Musical.ly deal but it doesn’t replace 7digital — musically.com 
 Tech site Recode has reported that social-music-videos app Musical.ly has struck its most significant partnership yet, with Apple Music.

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Puff Daddy’s ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple Music — www.billboard.com 
 In its drive to provide exclusive content for its subscribers, Apple Music will now have exclusive rights to Sean Combs’ new and acclaimed documentary.

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Digital Accounted for More Than Half of Sony Music’s 2016 Recorded Music Revenues — www.billboard.com 
 Sony’s yearly earnings are out and for its recorded-music operation digital accounted for 51.5 percent of revenues.

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Connor Franta Enters Music Streaming With Launch Of Heard Well Radio — www.tubefilter.com 
 Heard Well is hopping on the music streaming train alongside online radio company TuneIn, with which it has formed Heard Well Radio.

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Spotify and Disney generate retro playlists with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ad hub — www.thedrum.com 
 Disney is heavily pushing music in its marketing of the latest Marvel powerhouse Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, sealing a partnership with audio streaming company Spotify to generate exclusive retro playlists.

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Using Blockchain, Russian Music Orgs Creating Single Database for Intellectual Property — www.billboard.com 
 Collecting societies are teaming up with innovation agencies in Russia to create an intellectual property platform based on blockchain technology. Music publishers, such as Warner, are reportedly interested in joining it.

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Cortana based Invoke speaker to support most Music Streaming services — www.windowslatest.com

Microsoft earlier revealed that it is working on a new smart speaker which is powered by its Digital Assistant Cortana in partnership with Harman Kardon.