RECAP: New Streaming Research Drops, Dubset Opens to NMPA Members, Rhapsody Launches VR

Story of the Week New Research Claims Streaming ‘Black Hole’ Beyond Millennials A new survey of British consumers suggests that people older than 35 may be being “left out in the cold” by music-streaming services. And while there’s a caveat here – the research was commissioned by Electric Jukebox, which is launching a streaming service… Continue reading RECAP: New Streaming Research Drops, Dubset Opens to NMPA Members, Rhapsody Launches VR

RECAP: David Lowery Motion Claims Songwriters Being “Misled”, TIDAL Gets Beyonce Exclusive, UMG Wins Big

Story of the Week David Lowery Files Motion To Stop Spotify, NMPA From “Misleading” Songwriters Songwriters are being “misled” by being encouraged to sign onto a settlement it made with the National Music Publishers Association, according to a motion filed by attorneys representing David Lowery, who is suing the music streamer for use of his… Continue reading RECAP: David Lowery Motion Claims Songwriters Being “Misled”, TIDAL Gets Beyonce Exclusive, UMG Wins Big

Music News Recap: Rhapsody Revenue & Losses, No Tidal Buyout, YouTube Star Not “Fair Use”

Story of the Week Rhapsody Next Streaming Service to Pair Big Revenue Growth With Big Losses Like many other streaming services, according to its 2015 financials Rhapsody has conformed to the “bigger revenues/bigger losses” streaming music growth model. The numbers, published by RealNetworks as part of its financial report, show Rhapsody’s revenues rose from $173.5M… Continue reading Music News Recap: Rhapsody Revenue & Losses, No Tidal Buyout, YouTube Star Not “Fair Use”