The Growing Cost of Music’s $9.99 Monthly Price Tag; Beatport’s LINK Integrates with Virtual DJ; Dolby Atmos on Amazon Music HD
The Growing Cost of Music’s $9.99 Monthly Price Tag — www.billboard.com
For over a decade, music subscription prices have remained static, as services chased growth over profit. But now, that’s starting to change.
More Than Three-Fourths of US Internet Users Are Now Streaming Music, Says Study — www.billboard.com
More than three fourths of the American internet-using population over the age of 13 is now streaming music. That’s according to MusicWatch’s audiocensus Q2 2019 report on U.S. music consumption and listening habits.
Dolby Atmos Music Will Make Its Streaming Debut on Amazon Music HD — www.digitaltrends.com
Dolby Labs has been telling us that its Atmos Music is going to revolutionize music for years. But with precious few ways to experience it, it was hard to get excited. A new partnership with Amazon Music changes everything as Atmos Music will finally be able to be streamed.
One-Third of All Young People Use Stream Ripping to Steal Music, Global Study Shows — variety.com
A study by IFPI shows a third of young music listeners worldwide practice illegal “stream ripping.” But legit streaming’s still on the rise.
Beatport’s LINK streaming service integrates with Virtual DJ — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
LINK allows DJs to stream Beatport’s catalog directly into DJ performance software
Online Copyright Enforcement Is Not Just About “Artists” — illusionofmore.com
E-Commerce sites could probably do a much better job of helping digita-age entrepreneurs protect copyright. No free speech rhetoric required.
Play It Again, Sam: Spotify’s Newest Playlists Are Based on Repeat Listens — www.billboard.com
Spotify’s latest entry into personalized playlists aren’t just inspired by prior song choices, they are those tracks
The Evolution of Spotify Home Architecture — www.infoq.com
Emily Samuels, Anil Muppalla discuss the evolution of Spotify’s architecture that serves recommendations (playlist, albums, etc) on the Home Tab.
Meet Electrophone, the streaming service you’ve never heard of — www.irishtimes.com
Long before Spotify, music buffs signed up to hear live concerts by telephone
All The World’s A Vertical Stage — Especially On Instagram — jacobsmedia.com
A vertical stage at Samsung’s new KX venue in London is perfectly proportioned for taking photos suitable for sharing on Instagram.
Bose says its upcoming earbuds will be better than Amazon’s Echo Buds — www.theverge.com
Amazon made a pretty big deal about the fact that its brand new Echo Buds incorporate Bose technology to achieve their active noise reduction and cut down on surrounding noise. But Bose says it’s got something even better on the way.
Music Ally first wrote about blockchain-music startup Audius just over a year ago, when the company raised a $5.5m funding round.
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