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‘Wonderwall’ and the Future of Streaming; Tencent, the Paywall and Spotify

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What Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ Might Tell Us About the Future of

Older music has been losing market share on audio streaming services in the U.S. Is Oasis’ 1995 hit proof that the trend could reverse itself?

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Why Tencent’s Embrace of the Paywall Could Mean for

By making select releases premium-only, this company is showing high-profile competitors that the practice might have legs.

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An upcoming deadline stipulated in the recently passed Music Modernization Act has intensified the spotlight on a licensing fight within the industry.

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Can Amazon Beat Apple and Spotify in High-Def Music Streaming?
Apple and Spotify currently lead the music streaming industry. But there’s an internet giant nipping at their heels.

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Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber’s ‘10,000 Hours’ Just Made History on the Streaming Songs Chart
The new song usurps the №9 peak of Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” six years ago.

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Apple Music doubling down on artist-first strategy, adding more live
Apple Music executives Zane Lowe and Oliver Schusser talk about where Apple Music is headed, discussing how their “artist first” approach offers a unique experience for listeners.

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On The Endangered Media List: The
The record album is on the endangered media list. National Album Day is designed to make sure that does not happen.

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Commentary: People are coming to the realization that streaming is hurting
Technology has always had an effect on how we consume music. With streaming, technology is causing damage to art.

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Five Vectors Creating New Music Interaction Layers for Gaming Experiences, New Revenue Opportunities for

Music and audio allow for a more immersive experience in any form of media. Games help users connect powerfully to virtual experiences, moments of social interaction and commerce.

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CD Baby Hires First International Representatives in India, Continues Fast-Paced Global

CD Baby has announced the hiring of a notable Indian music professional to its rapidly expanding network of international representatives.

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It Bears Repeating — Music Repetition Is A Good
Music is the soundtrack of our lives. And the biggest hits are the ones we want to hear again and again. In praise of music repetition.

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“We Need a Generational Effort”: Music Lawyer Eric Zhao Crusades Against

The prolific attorney and beatmaker talks the Louis Vuitton-ification of Chinese rap and the problems with a copyright industry dominated by big tech.

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Of Course Amazon Is Putting on a Music

Intersect — featuring Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Beck and Anderson .Paak alongside a “post-apocalyptic dodgeball stadium” — is not as random a venture as it seems.

The Friday Featured Playlist



All the hullabaloo about the film Bohemian Rhapsody put me in the mood to celebrate the life of Freddie, by way of his most quirky and introspective work with Queen. Click to listen!

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