Spotify and Sony Reach Deal, Amazon Music Grows, Facebook Reveals Music Plans

Spotify Sony Deal Confirmed. The terms include windowing, which would allow the label group to keep some tracks and albums from the music streamer’s free tier for up to two weeks. German Music Publishers Say It’s ‘High Time’ the EU Acted on YouTube. “These online platforms are still not giving creative people reasonable and fair… Continue reading Spotify and Sony Reach Deal, Amazon Music Grows, Facebook Reveals Music Plans

Digest: Fans More Willing To Pay For Music, Amazon’s Music Plans, Slacker Lays Off Staff

Top Music News Story Fans Have A Growing Willingness To Actually Pay For Music Music fans are showing a growing willingness to actually pay for music, and that is helping to drive the current growth in the recorded music industry. In fact, the value of those fans grew 11% last year driven by tens of… Continue reading Digest: Fans More Willing To Pay For Music, Amazon’s Music Plans, Slacker Lays Off Staff

Digest: Spotify Acquires Sonalytic To Improve Pub Data, Pandora Premium Launching, NMPA Goes To Court

Top Music News Story Spotify Acquires Audio Detection Startup Sonalytic To Improve Publishing Data Spotify has acquired Sonalytic, a UK based startup that specializes in audio identification that enables us to connect creators and rights-holders to monetization opportunities. Spotify says it will use Sonalytic audio detection to improve its personalized playlists and to match songs… Continue reading Digest: Spotify Acquires Sonalytic To Improve Pub Data, Pandora Premium Launching, NMPA Goes To Court

RECAP: Amazon Standalone Streaming Rumors, Majors’ Deal With Publishers, RIAA Battles Pirate Bay

Story of the Week Amazon to Launch Standalone Music-Streaming Service Amazon’s Prime Music has, through its inclusion in the broader Prime membership, quietly become one of the most popular music-streaming services in the world. Now Amazon is planning to launch a standalone version, including a cut-price subscription option for owners of Amazon’s Echo connected-speaker. Rumours… Continue reading RECAP: Amazon Standalone Streaming Rumors, Majors’ Deal With Publishers, RIAA Battles Pirate Bay

Music News Recap: Amazon Reportedly Expanding Streaming, SFXE Declares Bankruptcy, Cür Music Launches

Amazon Reportedly Preparing to Launch Standalone Music-Streaming Service Story of the Week According to the New York Post (who themselves cite unnamed music industry sources), Amazon is prepping a Spotify-killer. The e-commerce giant has held meetings in the past few weeks to discuss licensing tunes for a full-blown subscription music service that would ape streaming… Continue reading Music News Recap: Amazon Reportedly Expanding Streaming, SFXE Declares Bankruptcy, Cür Music Launches