Veille 2020 – Semaine #19

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Voici la veille pour la période du 4 au 10 mai 2020.

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8 mai

Fonds d’urgence pour soutenir les organismes chargés de la culture, du patrimoine et du sport
Steven Guilbeault, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, a donné plus de détails sur les mesures d’aide temporaires pour soutenir les secteurs de la culture, du patrimoine et du sport.

Warner Music Forges Ahead With Market Debut Despite COVID-19 Gloom
Warner Music Group said on Thursday it received an approval to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange in what could be a rare initial public offering after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a number of companies to put their plans on hold.

Music Streaming in the Nordics
In the Nordic region, the number of inhabitants subscribing to a music streaming service has gone up by 14 per cent since 2018. At the same time, the share of paying users is now greater than that of users streaming exclusively through a free service. However, 68 per cent of the total music consumption still takes place on free services, reveals The Polaris Nordic Digital Music Survey 2020. (h/t Music Ally)

7 mai

Spotify Wants You to Feel Less Alone by Launching New Site to Show You Who’s Listening to What You Are
With more than 250 million Spotify users around the world, it’s not tough to imagine that two people may be listening to the same song at any given moment.

Warner Music’s Streaming up 11% in Tough Quarter
While its streaming numbers were strong, Warner Music’s earnings took a hit during the second fiscal quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy.

Fortnite: Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5 Invite You to the Party Royale Premiere
Shows at the Main Stage are just some of the many attractions at Party Royale. In this new experimental and evolving space, there are many things to do and places to explore.

6 mai

Loss-Making Spotify Will Continue to Put Growth Ahead of Profit for ‘Next Few Years’
Since it launched 12 years ago, Spotify has never posted an annual net profit.

Spotify Is Testing Video Podcasts With Two YouTube Stars
Spotify is now testing video podcasts in its app, starting with two YouTube stars: Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar, hosts of Zane and Heath: Unfiltered. 

Facebook Names First Members of Oversight Board That Can Overrule Zuckerberg
The independent board, which will be able to overturn Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decisions on whether individual pieces of content should be allowed on Facebook and Instagram, is a high-profile response to criticism of how the social media company handles problematic content.

Twitch’s Channel Pages Get a New Look
Twitch is getting a new look — sort of. Starting today you’ll see the site’s channel pages slip into something more comfortable, to borrow a phrase; streamers will now have way more control over what their channel looks like when it’s offline, with a more customizable home page, channel trailers, and more.

German Music Business Demands Nearly $630m in Government Aid to Avoid ‘Coronavirus Collapse’
A collective of music organizations in Germany have now called on their government to provide immediate “non-repayable state aid” to avoid the “coronavirus collapse” of the country’s music industry.

Magic Leap’s Possible Death Throes Have Little to Do With COVID-19
A new report says the company is now looking for new funding, or a buyer, and if it can’t find either it will lay off the rest of its staff by June 21.

Spotify CEO Expects Apple to Further Open Up After Complaint
Spotify has criticized Apple for taking a 30% cut of subscriptions and accused it of limiting app updates and preventing functionality on the Apple Watch and Siri.

Google Podcasts Manager – Insights to Power Your Podcast
Get to know your audience better and reach new listeners with Google Podcasts Manager.

5 mai

Le Festival international de la chanson de Granby aura lieu sur le Web
Plutôt que de reporter ses événements, l’équipe derrière le 52e Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG) a choisi d’offrir une vitrine virtuelle aux artistes francophones qui participent au concours et aux spectacles prévus cette année.

Facebook Reportedly Working on a Smaller, Lighter Version of Its Standalone Quest VR Headset
While there are apparently multiple versions of the Quest follow-up in the mix, it might be some time before the headset launches due to delays in both development and manufacturing caused by the pandemic.

4 mai

Musicians and Singers Receive $62 Million in Royalties Through SAG, Music Fund
Music session players and singers will received $62 million in royalties through SAG-AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians, the unions jointly announced Monday.

Artists Earned $7.1 Million From Bandcamp Sales Last Friday
On May 1, Bandcamp waived its revenue shares for for a second time. For a full 24 hours, the site directed 100% of revenue to artists in an effort to help musicians whose financial stability has been affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) Launches Free Online Series to Help Creators Connect with Fans from Home
Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) allows creators to promote their music to more Pandora listeners and engage with fans more deeply through a free suite of powerful self-serve artist marketing tools.

SoundCloud is launching a slate of weekly Twitch shows
SoundCloud is the latest music service to join Twitch since concerts and tours across the globe have been canceled due to the pandemic.

Québecor lance QUB musique
Une nouvelle plateforme d’écoute en continu conçue et réalisée au Québec. 

IFPI issues annual Global Music Report
IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, today issued its annual Global Music Report.


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