Veille 2020 – Semaine #11


Voici la veille pour la période du 9 au 15 mars 2020.

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13 mars

Amazon Music Launches Analytics for Artists With a Mobile App
Amazon is launching its own equivalent of Spotify for Artists and Apple Music for Artists.

Apple Inks New Deals With Universal, Sony and Warner for Music Streaming
Apple Music has fresh multi-year licenses in place with the biggest companies in music, having inked new agreements with Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music.

The Definitive Guide to Spotify Royalties
Audiam founder publishes a guide to Spotify royalties. (h/t Music Ally)

Amazon Can Now Find a Cappella and Acoustic Versions of Songs
Amazon’s voice assistant gained a range of new music-focused features powered by AI and machine learning. (h/t Music Ally)

Trending Is Becoming Explore on the YouTube App
This update is rolling out over the next few days across mobile and tablet devices (both Android and iOS).

12 mars

How the Music Industry Can Do Better for Female Songwriters and Producers 
March is International Women’s Month, in which we recognize women everywhere and the advancements that have been made for female rights and representation. However, equity and balance in gender representation has a ways to go in both music and society at large.

Augmented-Reality Startup Magic Leap to Explore a Sale
The company is working with an adviser to consider strategic options that could also include forming a partnership or selling a significant stake ahead of a potential listing

Amazon Music Director Ryan Redington on Country’s Streaming Revolution
Country’s traditional middle American audience may have been all about radio and records. But in recent times, streaming services have relentlessly targeted country fans – and it’s starting to pay off.

11 mars

Deezer Super Sizes Lyrics
Deezer introduces Google Lyrics on Chromecast, the easiest way to blow up your favorite lyrics on your TV screen.

British Phonographic Industry Has Submitted 500 Million URLS to Google for Removal
While music streaming is growing globally, piracy is still a problem. Industry groups take action against copyright infringing sites by working with search engines to remove links to the content.

TikTok Launches ‘Transparency Center’ – but the NMPA Blasts Service for ‘Not Using Music Legally’
The ‘Transparency Center’ is a facility in TikTok’s new LA office to allow “outside experts” to see how its teams moderate content on the platform.

10 mars

Québec investit plus de 400 millions de dollars sur six ans dans la culture
Le monde de la culture, celui de la musique en particulier, considère avoir été entendu par le gouvernement du Québec qui lui consacre dans son budget 2020 457 millions de dollars sur six ans, dont 80 millions disponibles dès cette année.

Spotify, Amazon to Argue Against Songwriter Rate Hike in Court of Appeals
On Tuesday, an appeal by Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify that seeks to overturn the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2018 decision to raise by 44% the royalties paid to songwriters by streaming services will come before the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Twitter Rewrites Developer Policy to Better Support Academic Research and Use of ‘Good’ Bots
One of the more notable updates to the new policy is a change to the rules to better support non-commercial research.

What the World Watched in a Day
Google asked 12,000 people worldwide what they watched in the last 24 hours. Their answers show that our viewing habits are changing.

TuneCore & Believe Launch New Hip Hop and R&B Artist Services Brand, PIVTL Projects
According to TuneCore and Believe, PIVTL Projects’ agreements “will allow the artists to maintain the ownership of their masters yet come with a high level of service as well as financing”.

9 mars

Spotify’s Redesigned Homepage Makes Your Favorites Easier to Access
Starting today, all Spotify users will see a redesigned interface when they open both the mobile and tablet versions of the app.

Amazon Music Hires Kirdis Postelle as Global Head of Artist Marketing
The company has announced that it has hired veteran music industry executive Kirdis Postelle as its Global Head of Artist Marketing.

Spotify Hires HuffPost Top Editor Lydia Polgreen as Gimlet’s Head of Content
Journalism vet Lydia Polgreen resigned as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief after three years to join Spotify as head of content for podcast studio Gimlet.


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