Blockchain-Related Trends in the Music Industry; Captain Beefheart Masterpiece Finally Comes to Streaming

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4 min readJul 12, 2021

Blockchain-Related Trends I’m Seeing Take Shape in the Music

Over the past decade, the music industry has changed drastically, rocked by key technologies that seek to install the artist in the driver’s seat. Even so, it’s not been a smooth ride.

Captain Beefheart’s Oddball Masterpiece ‘Trout Mask Replica’ Finally Comes to

hmet Zappa explains why one of the weirdest albums of all time has taken so long to hit streaming, and expounds on the record’s shambolic legacy.

INXS classics reimagined for Seven Sins short

A new short film by US director Amy Tinkham called Original Sin — The Seven Sins comes with a soundtrack that reimagines 13 INXS classics.

Here’s how rapper Mega Ran puts on awesome Twitch streams from
Rapper and streamer Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo shows us the gear that allows him to put on awesome Twitch streams, and divulges some pro tips for folks looking to step up their content game.

Spotify Fan Study: What it tells us about releasing new
What does the Spotify fan study tell us about how to run a release campaign?

Streaming Service Audiomack Launches AMP Global Monetization

Authenticated creators are paid instantly through the backend of the digital streaming provider, allowing creators to immediately access streaming revenue to benefit their careers.

Whisper it quietly: Deezer is getting into ASMR
We didn’t expect to be starting our day listening to Sir Tom Jones hissing ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ out of our speakers, but that’s 2021 for you.

Triton Digital Releases Rankings for the Top Digital Audio Properties for May
Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, released today its monthly Webcast Metrics Global Ranker as well as its regional US, LATAM, and EMEA Streaming Rankers for May 2021.

Beth Appleton joins Jaxsta as chief marketing

Former general manager of Warner Music Australia Beth Appleton has been appointed as the chief marketing officer of music crediting database Jaxsta.

DREAMSTAGE Announces Music From Saxony Livestream
DREAMSTAGE, the pioneering HD live streaming platform, is excited to announce Music From Saxony, a month-long livestream music series uniting more than 60 artists of various genres, from across the German Free State of Saxony.

Jamaica Festival Song finalists on global streaming

The songs vying to become the Jamaica Festival Song for 2021 are now available to stream.

Interview w/ composer James
Sir James MacMillan CBE is one of today’s most successful living composers. He dropped by on Zoom to discuss the pressure of creating new works, elitism and the class divide in classical music, and the TV he’s been watching during lockdown.

AIM publishes research into alternative streaming
The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has published research into an alternative streaming model that was modelled on the UK market.

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