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Wolfgang’s Vault in Legal Battle Over Streaming Rights; Music Audience Exchange; The Future of Audio

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Owner of Wolfgang’s Vault in Legal Battle Over Streaming Rightswww.theguardian.com

A music archive regarded as one of the most important collections from the golden age of rock — thousands of tapes and videos featuring such artists as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac — is at the centre of a legal dispute.

At issue is whether the company has the right to stream thousands of archived concert films and music recordings.

Music Audience Exchange Wants to Get Musicians Paidtechcrunch.com
In the late 1990s, Volkswagen approached the music label Rykodisc with a proposition.

The Future of Audio: Better Voice, Deeper Personalization and Richer Immersionwww.thedrum.com
Spotify’s guide to moments-based marketing for a mobile-first world.

How Teen Craze Musical.ly Got Too Big for Pop to Ignorewww.rollingstone.com
How Musical.ly, a video-sharing app that lets users lip-sync to 15 seconds of a song, is disrupting the music industry.

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ is a perfect album for the streaming music agemashable.com
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ is all over the place.

Liberty CEO Says Its “Unlikely” He Will Buy Pandora At Current Pricedeadline.com
Liberty Media just added some more static to the shifting signals it’s been sending about its interest in buying Pandora Media. “We think the stock is overvalued, so it’s unlikely we’re going to buy them,” Liberty CEO Greg Maffei told investors today at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Tel…

Shazam CEO: Company could be acquisition target now that it’s profitablewww.businessinsider.com
Shazam was one of the winners of the early app rush.

Vevo Is Now Funding Videos, Starting With Drake-Approved Jorja Smithwww.billboard.com
Vevo is now in the business of funding music videos, starting with the new single from British singer — and Drake favorite — Jorja Smith.

Spotify points the way to new models of online business educationwww.ft.com
Business schools rethink how to make money in the digital era

Big changes are coming at Pandora this month — one way or anotherwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

One of the seats set for expiry on Pandora’s board is that of CEO Tim Westergren. A day before Pandora’s election was set to be carried out, influential BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield published a stinging article entitled: ‘Dear Tim, You Have Failed. Why Are You Not Selling Pandora Now?’

RIP: Spotify’s Inbox Feature Is Now Gonewww.spin.com

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced it was going to retire the inbox and messaging feature within the app.

With the Playbase, Sonos Attempts to Unite the Smart Home With Sweet, Sweet Musicwww.wired.com
The connected speaker maker tries to wedge itself into the voice-controlled future.

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