The Black Market for Spotify Playlists; What Could Blockchain Do for Music?

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Inside the Black Market for Spotify Playlistswww.dailydot.com
A new type of Payola is taking place on Spotify, with artists using third-party services to get added to influential playlists, and the company is inadvertently paying for it.

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What Could Blockchain Do for Music?medium.com

Musicians are exploring blockchain as a ‘big spreadsheet in the sky’ that could help them seize back control from big business.

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Why Spotify Won’t Be the Netflix of Musicwww.wsj.com
Musicians have long complained about the power of big record labels. Investors tempted to buy Spotify stock when it goes public later this month could end up sympathizing.

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Station Inn launches online streamingbluegrasstoday.com
Last night, Nashville’s famous Station Inn jumped on board with a popular new method of getting music out into the world, Facebook Live.

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British Singer Zak Abel Announced as ‘Deezer Next’ Global Priority Actwww.billboard.com
Fast-rising pop singer Zak Abel has been announced as Deezer’s second global priority act of 2018, following in the footsteps of fellow Brit Jorja Smith.

Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paidpitchfork.com

But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print.

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Spotify aims for youthful Vietnamese earswww.atimes.com

Online music leader bids to capitalize on country’s music-loving, free-spending and increasingly tech-savvy middle class.

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Merlin Network strikes streaming deals for independent music in Chinawww.bbc.com
The digital rights agency says the licensing agreements will give their members access to about 90% of China’s digital music listeners.

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10 key talking points from the Spotify investor daymusically.com
Spotify held its ‘investor day’ event earlier this evening, revealing that it will go public on 3 April in the process. You can read our liveblog here.

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Why are British executives ruling the modern music business?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

It’s becoming par for the course during debut lunch meetings with US major label execs.

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LiveMusicCast.com Debuts at SXSWplatformandstream.wordpress.com

LMC is a new platform that allows music-related venues and clubs to broadcast live events globally without the complexity and cost of many pay-per-view options.

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How technology is changing the music businesswww.telegraph.co.uk
From a global music currency to virtual multi-camera recording setups, here are a few ways that technology is helping the industry to grow

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Spotify: Three Revenue Streams That Could Help It Growwww.barrons.com
Could podcasts, advertising and video be the magic formula?

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Music and Social Media: A Match Made in Heaven?www.synchblog.com

Looking at music usage in social media, and how this could lead to huge music licensing opportunities for emerging artists.

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