Music Tech; Can Blockchain Keep Songwriters From Getting Stiffed?; Disney Embraces Spotify

Music Tech; Can Blockchain Keep Songwriters From Getting Stiffed?; Disney Embraces Spotify
By Platform & Stream • Issue #115

Technology has been pushing music forward since the advent of electricity. Records, radio, cassettes, recording technology, CDs, and finally digital and streaming have all disrupted the norm in music. Yet, the industry has always been reticent to adopt new technologies.
Music fans are increasingly relying on playlists to discover their new favorite music. Deezer is taking it to the next level with artist partnerships to promote up-and-coming musicians inside playlists and elsewhere on the platform.
Analyzing if the music industry will be aided by the database Blockchain.
Key takeaway: in creating more personalized, dynamic audio ads, new technologies can impact not just Pandora’s free radio service but the company’s entire business as well as its stakeholders. The…
Former Beatport CEO Matthew Adell’s new company has converted more than 20,000 illegal remixed into legit revenue streams for 8,000 clients.
Paul McGuinness sat down with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bicknell at London’s Royal Garden Hotel for a wide-ranging discussion about his career and thoughts on the music business as part of the 29th International Live Music Conference.
Disney has launched an interactive ad campaign on Spotify around the upcoming release of the Beauty and The Beast live-action remake.
Three projects at the ­forefront of music’s ­artificial intelligence revolution.
Early this year, we spotted a new music app quietly launch on Apple’s App Store: Vertigo Music: a blend of live video with music-streaming from Spotify.
According to a new study, New York far outpaces top worldwide cities in music industry growth. NYC produces and sustains a strong music ecosystem.
In 2014, the streaming music service thought it was worth $700 million. It could sell for much less.
People in Leeds and Los Angeles have remarkably similar music tastes, according to Deezer, which has named them musical “twin cities”.
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