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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
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2015/05/former-rhapsody-exec-jon-maples-joins-8tracks.html

International Music Managers Forum Publishes Open Letter to EU on Publishing Laws
http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/the-immfs-open-letter-on-record-label-and-music-publisher-deals-in-the-digital-market/

Long-Time ASCAP Executive Karen Sherry Is Retiring
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/6575603/longtime-ascap-exec-karen-sherry-is-retiring

Sony Prepares To Remove More Music From Soundcloud, While Ultra Questions Its Model
http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/sony-to-take-down-more-music-from-soundcloud-while-ultra-boss-says-its-years-away-from-making-money/

Jack White Defends Tidal & Jay-Z, Asks “Should Movies Be Free?”
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6569016/jack-white-defends-tidal-jay-z-should-movies-be-free

Spotify Moves Into YouTube Territory With New Video Offerings
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2015/05/spotify-just-parked-its-tanks-on-youtubes-lawn.html

Beloved Executive & Blue Note Veteran Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79
https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/6568892/bruce-lundvall-blue-note-records-veteran-beloved-executive-dead-at-79

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