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Time for Streaming Services to Increase Prices?; Rise of Authorless Music Will Bring Authorful Music; Merlin Signs Licensing Deal With Boomplay

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Is it time for Spotify and other streaming services to increase their prices?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Survey finds that more than half of respondents would pay more than $9.99 for a subscription

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How the rise of Authorless Music will bring Authorful Musicwww.musicxtechxfuture.com
Forty thousand. That’s the number of songs being added to Spotify every day. Per year, that’s nearly 15 million. With AI, we are approaching a world where we

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Merlin Signs Licensing Deal With Boomplay, Leading Streamer in Africa’s ‘Fast-Evolving’ Marketwww.billboard.com
Users of Africa’s biggest and fastest growing digital music service will now be able to listen to and download music by Arctic Monkeys, The xx and Bon Iver after global indie rights agency Merlin signed what it described as a “landmark licensing partnership” with Boomplay.

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Who’s Hacking Your Spotify?www.nytimes.com
Spotify is bringing people together in an unusual way.

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Warner Music Launches $650 Million Investment Platform With Equity Firm Providencewww.billboard.com
Warner Music Group has partnered with private equity firm Providence to launch a new catalog investment platform called Tempo Music Investments.

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After 500m app downloads, Gismart kicks off investment with Jamblmusically.com
British music-apps developer Gismart has quietly become one of the bigger firms in the apps world, with more than 500m downloads of its products.

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Montreux Jazz Festival launches media companywww.iq-mag.net
With Montreux Media Ventures, the venerable festival aims to keep the spirit of Montreux alive year-round, creating custom content for partners.

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Swedish Start-Up Epidemic Sound Tunes Into Demand for Original Musicwww.nytimes.com
Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify’s investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to original music from commercial users, especially YouTubers.

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Top 10 Predictions For Media & Entertainment In 2020www.forbes.com

Top 10 predictions for the media and entertainment industry in 2020 — from media/tech expert Peter Csathy.

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Chris Cornell’s Widow Sues Soundgarden Over Royalties, Unreleased Recordingsvariety.com
Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s widow has sued the other bandmembers over royalties and unreleased recordings.

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The radio listener journeyradioinfo.com.au
A recent research project conducted by Xtra Insights of close to 3000 people aged 16–39 around the Asia-Pacific region uncovered four distinct radio listener groups.

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Why audiophiles have the right idea when it comes to SD-WANtechwireasia.com
Applying software abstraction to the entire enterprise WAN makes traffic prioritization a business decision, not a technical hurdle.

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