Why Amazon Music is Making a Merch Push; LyricFind, Kanjian Music Team Up; Apple Music ‘Saylists’ Help with Speech Issues
LyricFind, the global pioneer in lyric licensing, announces a partnership with Kanjian Music, China’s leading music services company. Kanjian will become LyricFind’s sole sales representative in China.
In A Year Without Live Music, Streaming, NFTs Fuel Industry Growth — www.pymnts.com
The international recorded music market expanded by 7.4 percent last year while much of the globe was on lockdown and live, in-person music was not available.
Spotify Comedy Podcasts Star Fred Armisen, Michael Ian Black and More — variety.com
Spotify announced three original comedy podcasts, including a scripted show from “Saturday Night Live” alum Fred Armisen.
Streaming is a classic natural monopoly, in which fixed costs (the price of servers, web developers, and especially rights to music) vastly exceed the marginal costs (the price of sending one song over the internet).
Merlin and NetEase Cloud Music expand strategic partnership — www.musicweek.com
NetEase Cloud Music and Merlin have extended their strategic partnership in China to include a wider range of cooperation.
Audible Reality — an audio app for iOS and Android — launched last August with its patented ‘Vibes’ which allows listeners to control how they experience music, scrolling through AR’s preset Vibes or artist created Vibes, much like Instagram filters, adjust the pictures you take.
The Brussels-based organization IMPALA — which represents independent music companies — recently debuted a ten-point plan aimed at making the most of streaming, and addressing a need to grow the market in a way which fairly benefits stakeholders in the recorded music business.
Sony brings 3D audio to your living room with the 360 Reality Speaker — happymag.tv
Sony has been innovating in the world of immersive audio for a while, but just stepped it up a notch with their 360 Reality Audio Speaker.
Why Broadcast Listening Is Down, But Streaming Is Up — jacobsmedia.com
Super Bowl LV television viewership was down, but video streaming the game set new records.
Sony Music Publishing South Africa signs global deal with Gallo Music — www.musicweek.com
Sony Music Publishing will provide its services to Gallo Music Publishers’ extensive catalogue of songs and create new opportunities for its compositions on an international scale.
YouTube’s new tool will warn creators if they’re using copyrighted content — www.theverge.com
YouTube’s new copyright tracking tool, Checks, will help creators spot and sort out copyright claim disputes before they ever publish the video. This will help creators earn as much ad revenue as possible.
Beggars Group and Gary Numan clarify streaming payouts comments — musically.com
Recently, artist Gary Numan gave an interview to Sky News during which he talked about streaming royalties, and specifically about a small cheque.
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