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Soundcheck: Last Week’s Music News Highlights (5/18)

Posted by Glen Sears | May 26, 2015 8:47 am | No Comments

Soundcheck Music News Recap

Last wee’s music news cycle focused heavily on streaming services and subsequent publishing rights, in large part due to The Verge’s leak of a Sony/Spotify contract agreement. The agreement sent shockwaves through the music industry as many were surprised by the full spectrum of the deal. Here are last week’s top stories:

Former Rhapsody Exec Jon Maples Joins 8Tracks

International Music Managers Forum Publishes Open Letter to EU on Publishing Laws

Long-Time ASCAP Executive Karen Sherry Is Retiring

Sony Prepares To Remove More Music From Soundcloud, While Ultra Questions Its Model

Jack White Defends Tidal & Jay-Z, Asks “Should Movies Be Free?”

Spotify Moves Into YouTube Territory With New Video Offerings

Beloved Executive & Blue Note Veteran Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79

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