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Who Will Own Spotify in 5 Years?; Super Hi-Fi Wants to Revamp Music Streaming with AI; The Raconteurs Announce Free Ryman Residency Live Streams

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Spotify: Who Will Own the Streaming Music Service in 5 Years?

Industry insiders suggest Spotify will eventually end up under the ownership of a larger corporation. Here are five that could make a play for the streaming giant.


How Broken Metadata Affects the Music

The fact is that metadata issues cause a lot of damage to the industry. Compromised metadata hurts the user experience on the streaming services, cuts off a portion of publishing revenues and robs songwriters out of the well-deserved credit — and that’s just the beginning.

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Super Hi-Fi wants to revamp music-streaming with AI… inspired by

Of all the startup demos I’ve been given over the last decade working for Music Ally, Super Hi-Fi’s is the first that involves listening to Seal’s 1990s hit ‘Crazy’ being mixed into classic jazz cut ‘Monk’s Dream’ by Thelonious Monk.

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The Raconteurs Announce Free Ryman Residency Live
The Raconteurs have teamed with to provide free live streams of the band’s upcoming residency at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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Apple’s AirPods Business Is Bigger Than You
Apple’s AirPods business will generate nearly $8 billion in revenue this year and contribute $5 billion to gross profit. That’s big business.

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Report: TikTok is testing a native audience network for

If TikTok is going to pay sizeable royalties to music rightsholders at some point, it’s going to need sizeable revenues, with advertising likely to loom large.

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Spotify takes another step in building out its targeting
Spotify has announced two additions to its self-serve ad platform: interest targeting and real-time context targeting.

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NMPA Questions Whether Spotify & Amazon Have Miscalculated, Underpaid Publisher
The National Music Publishers Association is challenging Spotify and Amazon’s methods of determining mechanical royalties, putting into question whether the services are underpaying publishers.

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Distrokid Announces TikTok Integration for Independent
Independent artists using digital distribution service Distrokid can now get their music on TikTok.

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Online DJ service Beatsource brings on renowned DJ
DJ music service Beatsource has brought on Grammy-nominated DJ A-Trak on to its board of managers as the platform gets set to launch its online download store next month.

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As students head back to school, streaming services offer discounts to keep them
Streaming services from Apple, Amazon, Hulu, Spotify, SiriusXM and others have discounts for students, handy as they head back to school.

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Why Did Spotify Get Suit-ified Over Some Old Eminem Songs?
Spotify saved a record industry facing death at the hands of peer-to-peer pirates in the 2000s. But today no good deed goes unpunished as the Swedish streamer is encircled by music biz sharks and litigious buccaneers on the roiling sea that is the music business.

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