Rhapsody and Napster To Pay Songwriters Up To $10M In Class Action Settlement

The law firm representing musician and artist advocate David Lowery and other songwriters has filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement that will see self-published songwriters paid as much as $10 million by Rhapsody and it’s Napster music streaming service. The settlement, filed in the US District Court… Continue Reading

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SoundCloud is now a distributor: Platform launches tool for users to upload music to Spotify, Apple Music etc.

Amazon Music, Apple Music, Instagram, Spotify, Tencent, YouTube Music and more all covered by new tool
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Spotify Reports Growth and A Hint of Profitability, But Questions Remain [Mark Mulligan]

MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan takes a deep dive into Spotify’s latest public numbers and finds some areas for real concern. "Spotify is growing its subscriber base markedly more quickly than it is growing its premium revenue," says Mulligan, and that is resulting in declining average revenue per user (APRU). ____________________________… Continue Reading

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Why Spotify Isn’t Simply A Music Company [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu looks at how Spotify’s major investments in third party licensing deals and original podcast development are validating investor predictions and causing it to become the Netflix of audio while potentially putting its brand at risk. ____________________________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium On October… Continue Reading

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Listen to Our Valentine’s Day Playlist: 21 Savage, Sega Bodega, Octavian & More

This Valentine’s Day we’ve decided to share the love by putting together a playlist of all our favourite love songs. There are nostalgic classics from the likes of Zapp & Roger, Nelly, and Nirvana as well as some newer cuts from Octavian, Sega Bodega, 21 Savage and more. Our blend of tracks beats rapidly between UKG anthems, sadboy […]

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Spotify, Deezer Demand ‘Fairness In the Platform Economy’ from European Lawmakers

Spotify and Deezer continue to flex their digital music muscle in the EU political arena. A little over a year ago, major streaming music services teamed up in Europe. Spotify, Deezer, and SoundCloud, among other music streamers, launched a new digital… Continue Reading

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Spotify Isn’t Wasting Time on Its Podcast Expansion – Chuck D Among the First to Be ‘Signed’

Spotify hasn’t wasted any time rolling out more exclusive podcasts. Last week, during its Q4 2018 earnings call, Spotify confirmed two new acquisitions. Betting big on podcasts, the streaming music giant has acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor. Financial … Continue Reading

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Streaming Music Revenue Up, But Per Song Rates May Have Dropped In 2018

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski breaks down some complex recent streaming data, which highlights the disparity between the royalty rates paid out by major streamers (with YouTube coming up particularly short) as well as the contextual challenge of drawing accurate information from these kinds of data sets. __________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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