Digest: SoundExchange Revenue To Drop in 2017, Alibaba Investing $7.2 Billion in Entertainment

Top Story This Week SoundExchange Could See Collected Revenue Shrink by $200 Million in 2017 According to sources with knowledge of the situation, a recent shift to direct licensing likely lead to slower growth in 2016 and a precipitous drop this year as collections could decrease by about $200 million, according to Billboard estimates. The… Continue reading Digest: SoundExchange Revenue To Drop in 2017, Alibaba Investing $7.2 Billion in Entertainment

RECAP: Dubset Launches Remixes on Streaming, Techstars Announces Music Startup Incubator, Azoff Goes After “Pirates”

Spotify And Apple Music Dubset Deals Start To Pay Off Startup Dubset Media is trying to license the kind of remixes and mash-ups previously only available on SoundCloud for other streaming services, with Apple Music and Spotify already on its slate of distribution deals. TechCrunch reported that one of the first Dubset-licensed remixes has gone… Continue reading RECAP: Dubset Launches Remixes on Streaming, Techstars Announces Music Startup Incubator, Azoff Goes After “Pirates”

RECAP: The Whole Story on the Frank Ocean Apple Music Exclusive, Spotify’s Label Contracts Expire, Closing the Value Gap in Europe

Story of the Week What the Frank Ocean Apple Music Exclusive Deal Means for UMG, Artists, and Labels When Frank Ocean’s latest album ‘Blond’ dropped, it did so like a nuclear bomb, sending shockwaves throughout the music industry. In one of the audacious release strategies of recent years, Ocean and his team at 360 fulfilled… Continue reading RECAP: The Whole Story on the Frank Ocean Apple Music Exclusive, Spotify’s Label Contracts Expire, Closing the Value Gap in Europe

Pandora Releases Financials, Reportedly Courts Buyers, Apple Passes Spotify Geographically [Music News Recap]

Story of the Week Pandora Releases Financials: Huge Revenue & Losses, $120M to Battle Spotify, May Be Courting Buyers Music-streaming service Pandora announced its latest financial results last night, revealing revenues of $1.16B in 2015, but a net loss of $169.7M. Pandora is preparing to expand from its current radio-like model to fully on-demand, subscription… Continue reading Pandora Releases Financials, Reportedly Courts Buyers, Apple Passes Spotify Geographically [Music News Recap]

YouTube Finally Launches a Music App + Your Top Music News

Story of the Week YouTube (Finally) Releases Its Music App YouTube is already, not-so-secretly, the king of the music streaming hill, with 60 percent of people saying they use YouTube to listen to music some or most of the time, according to Edison Research’s “Infinite Dial 2015” report. The majority — 83 percent — of… Continue reading YouTube Finally Launches a Music App + Your Top Music News

Apple Music Becomes the 2nd Largest Digital Music Service, and Last Week’s Top News

Story of the Week Apple Music, YouTube Red Mark a Momentous Week for Digital Music The week of October 19 is the week digital music met its future. Long dominated by early entrants and standalone companies, the music subscription market was rocked by the world’s two largest technology companies, Apple and Google. Monday’s news that… Continue reading Apple Music Becomes the 2nd Largest Digital Music Service, and Last Week’s Top News

Pandora’s Groundbreaking, Spendy Acquisition of Ticketfly, and last week’s Top News

Story of the Week Pandora Buys Ticketfly for $450 Million Pandora’s acquisition of ticketing company Ticketfly, announced today, marks a seismic shift in the way digital music companies serve artists. While artists and labels continue to publicly debate streaming royalties and harbor great uncertainty about their future, the leading Internet radio service made a move… Continue reading Pandora’s Groundbreaking, Spendy Acquisition of Ticketfly, and last week’s Top News

Music Nerd? Here’s What You Need to Know From Apple’s “Hey Siri” Keynote

In typical Apple fashion, we’ve been waiting for months after the cryptic announcement of “Hey Siri, give us a hint” made its way onto the net. Apple’s September keynotes reliably announce a new version of the iPhone, iOS, and other mobile products. This time around, announcements were expected for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple… Continue reading Music Nerd? Here’s What You Need to Know From Apple’s “Hey Siri” Keynote

Next Big Sound Drops Massive Music Industry Insights, and EDM Takes a Huge Hit [Soundcheck]

Story of the Week Next Big Sound Releases “Data To Date: The Rise of Social and Streaming” Report Read More: http://bit.ly/1UOKZfV Hot on the heels of Berklee’s report on transparency in the music industry, Pandora-owned digital music analytics firm Next Big Sound released their own report on streaming music and how we share music socially.… Continue reading Next Big Sound Drops Massive Music Industry Insights, and EDM Takes a Huge Hit [Soundcheck]