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Amid Spotify’s Aggressive Podcast Push, Apple Seeks Exec To Oversee Audio Originals
In the wake of a seismic deal in the podcast industry that will see top host Joe Rogan bring his show exclusively to Spotify for a reported $100 million, Apple — which will lose distribution of Rogan’s show come 2021 — is revamping its own podcast approach.
ASCAP Reinvents ‘Experience’ as Free, Weekly Virtual Conference Series
Nearly all conferences have been forced to move online for the time being, and the long-running ASCAP Experience (formerly known as the Expo), designed to “inspire, educate and connect music creators everywhere,” has reinvented itself for this year as a free, ongoing weekly virtual event beginning May 28.
Red Bull’s New Series Pairs Global Artists to Create Music out of Serendipity
Red Bull Check Your DMs pairs disparate musicians to show how divergent styles can create breakthrough hits.
Big Tech Platforms Can Do Better, Address Copyright Problems Identified by New Government Study
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the Music Artists Coalition (MAC), the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Songwriters of North America (SONA) and SoundExchange issued a statement in response to the release of the U.S. Copyright Office’s report on Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Facebook Announces Workplace Rooms, Basically Messenger Rooms for Work
Facebook is taking on Zoom‘s market more directly by bringing Rooms to its Slack competitor, Workplace.
How the Coronavirus Is Affecting America’s Vinyl Record Industry
U.S. sales of vinyl albums have risen for 14 consecutive years, to $504 million in 2019. But extending that streak could be a tall order—and not just because the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered many record stores for months.
The Future of Music Releases. Albums vs EP’s vs Playlists vs Mixtapes
The album isn’t completely dead and the playlist isn’t yet the be-all and end-all – which means that artists are somewhat creatively discombobulated in what is really a curious transition period.
Diplo, Zhu, A-Trak to Headline Minecraft Music Festival Electric Blockaloo
Diplo, Zhu, A-Trak and many others will perform at Electric Blockaloo, a virtual festival taking place on Minecraft.
The Trash App’s New Features Can Create AI-Edited Music Videos and More
The team behind Trash, an app that uses artificial intelligence to edit your video footage, launched a number of new features this week that should make it more useful for anyone — but especially independent musicians.
The Podcasting World Is Now Spotify Versus Everybody Else
There’s never been a single podcasting company that sells ads, makes shows, has an already-popular podcast player, and offers the tools to make new series. Spotify now has all of that.
There’s No Telling What Data Facebook Will Collect If You Use Its Zoom Clone
Facebook’s policies leave unanswered important questions about how the company handles the metadata around video calls — who you talk to, when you talk to them, from where, etc. — including what metadata the company retains and with whom it shares it.
RapidAPI Raises $25m More to Expand Its API Marketplace
Less than a year after raising $25M led by Microsoft for its take on building API marketplaces, RapidAPI has rapidly followed that up with another infusion of capital as it reaches 20,000 APIs tracked, integrated, and used across its marketplace by millions of developers.
Instagram Makes It Easier to See When You’re Broadcasting Music You Can’t Use
Instagram has posted its guidelines for using copyrighted music during live videos, Stories, and other posts on the platform, and part of the announcement includes a new update to the notification that pops up to tell users they’re using unlicensed art in ways that violate its rules.
La CISAC lance le nouveau système ISWC
La mise à niveau profitera aux sociétés grâce à de nouvelles fonctionnalités et des services optimisés qui rendront le système plus efficace, réduiront les coûts et amélioreront les services rendus aux ayants droit.
BMG Expands Into Fast-Growing Neighboring Rights Market
BMG has set up a boutique neighboring rights service to enable recording artists to capitalize on one of the music industry’s least understood revenue streams.
$100 Million Deal Sees Joe Rogan’s Podcast Become a Spotify Exclusive—in Both Video and Audio Form
Less than two weeks after revealing plans to push into video podcasting, Spotify has signed an exclusive audio/video distribution deal with one of the biggest podcasters in the game.
Goldman Sachs: Global Music Revenue Will Drop 25% In 2020
As expected, 2020’s substantially lessened concert and live performance income played the biggest part in the predicted revenue drop-off; Goldman reduced its pre-pandemic earnings estimates for live music by more than 75 percent.
Facebook Launches Shops to Bring More Businesses Online During the Pandemic
Facebook is making a major new push into e-commerce. The company today announced the launch of Shops, a way for businesses to set up free storefronts on Facebook and Instagram.
Jaxsta Aims to Bring Back Liner Notes, and Create an IMDB for Music
An IMDB for music, crossed with LinkedIn: That’s basically the elevator pitch for Jaxsta, a Sydney, Australia-based tech company that aims to be the go-to source for music credits, serving both the curiosity of fans and the needs of musicians and industry professionals.
With 170m Users, Bilibili Is the Nearest Thing China Has to YouTube
Bilibili, a Chinese video streaming website that was once regarded as a haven for youth subculture, has been steadily making its way into the mainstream as users age up and content diversifies.
Disney’s Streaming Chief Kevin Mayer Leaves to Become TikTok CEO
Mayer’s appointment will be effective June 1, when he will also become chief operating officer of ByteDance.
All Together Now: Spotify for Artists
Spotify is bringing artist teams, labels and distributors to Spotify for Artists so you can manage your profile, see and analyze your data and pitch to playlists, together.
AI-Focused MatchTune Inks 15,000-Track Deal With BMG Production Music
MatchTune has developed an AI program capable of searching through a vast library of songs to find the ideal tracks for visual media projects.
Instagram Adding Guides for Recommendations, Starting With Wellness and COVID-19
Instagram is launching a new Guides feature today that lets creators curate content together in a single location.
A Year After Launch, Oculus Says Quest Is Starting a VR Revolution
VR is not on some delightfully normal upward trajectory; after the carnage of recent years, it’s going to be a long time until most investors want to hear about VR again. But for the true believers who survived, things are starting to look up.
Merlin’s Jeremy Sirota Talks Streaming Subscribers and Membership Growth
Jeremy Sirota has given his first public address since his appointment as Merlin CEO in January.