When Artists Don’t Stream; Spotify + Apple Watch; Streaming to Overtake Physical Music Sales in the UK

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What Happens to the Legacy of Artists Who Ditch Streaming? — theringer.com 
 Jay Z has removed all of his music from streaming platforms besides Tidal — what happens to the legacy of artists like him who bail on the internet’s preferred music method?

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Official Spotify app coming to Apple Watch with help from third-party developer — appleinsider.com 
 Popular music service Spotify will finally be coming to the Apple Watch in the near future via an official app, developed in conjunction with the creator of a third-party client, Snowy.

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Streaming Music Now Dominates the Music Industry, and AI is a Key Growth Driver — 1reddrop.com 
 According to data from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), streaming music now contributes the majority of the music industry’s revenues.

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IBM Blockchain Focuses On Music Rights Protection In New Trial — cointelegraph.com 
 A group of international music rights distributors have joined forces in a Blockchain project which they say “tackle long-standing issues.”

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Streaming set to overtake physical music sales in the UK — www.independent.co.uk 
 Music streaming is set to overtake physical sales as the biggest generator of income for the UK record industry, it has been reported.

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Zane Lowe: Beats 1 is “not built for the passive music fan” — www.bandwagon.asia 
 Zane Lowe is undeniably one of music’s most important voices. From being BBC Radio 1’s “tastemaker-in-charge” for fresh, cutting-edge music to

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Streaming leads music sales boom in Sweden as vinyl surges — www.thelocal.se 
 Sweden saw a 6.2 percent increase in music sales during 2016, and in the country that gave the world Spotify, it’s perhaps no surprise that streaming services are leading the charge.

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This New App Is Strictly For Streaming Gospel Music — www.konbini.com 
 Nathaniel Bassey, Sammie Okposo and Frank Edwards’ music in one place!

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8 companies that are coupling AI with music — techseen.com 
 Be it art, literature or music, we have come across, or even used AI directly or indirectly to explore creative opportunities

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If Streaming Is Making Labels Rich, Why Are Artists Still Poor? — www.digitalmusicnews.com 
 Artists have long complained about poor royalty payments from streaming platforms. Yet, the CEO of BMG says that labels should pay out more and not less.

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The Growth of Bluetooth Audio — www.dealerscope.com 
 Win Cramer, the CEO of JLab Audio looks back at how Bluetooth has transformed the audio industry for consumers, retailers, and manufacturers.

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Did SiriusXM Pull a Fast One on Major Record Labels in a Deal With Suing Indie Musicians? — www.hollywoodreporter.com 
 The satcaster confronts allegations from the RIAA, SAG-AFTRA and others that it gratuitously included language in its Flo & Eddie settlement with an eye towards winning future royalty rate-setting proceedings.

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Spotify’s VP of design on being data aware, debating your ideas and being heard — techcrunch.com

Rochelle King is the VP of Design and Insights at Spotify.