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Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan]

In an ere where almost everything is billed as "social," streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music's power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social hub. Facebook could fill that void - without ever launching its own streaming service.  But, as MIDiA's Mark Mulligan points out, so far Facebook + music are more about promise than delivery. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from his Music Industry blog Facebook recently secured licensing deals with music r...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Music, Japan, India, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Facebook Facebook, Kugou Kuwo, Bytedance TikTok


Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2026 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming market...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2106 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming markets ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


40% of Indian record labels’ digital revenues come from YouTube

A new report shows just how massive an impact YouTube is having for the digital music industry in India’s up-and-coming market. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has recently published a report that shows some insights into the fast growing digital music market of India. Digital music in India, boosted by local streaming services like JioSaavn and international streamers. The report shows that digital music accounts for a whopping 83% of labels’ revenue...
Tags: Music, Youtube, India, Streaming, Industry News, Digital Music, FICCI, Online Music, Record Labels, JioSaavn, MusicPlus


HM Naqvi's Playlist for His Novel "The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. HM Naqvi's novel The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is inventive, fun, and wholly evocative of its setting, Karachi. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A love story, a caper, a fa...
Tags: Music, India, David, Pakistan, Khan, Frankie Valli, Delhi, Leonard Cohen, Hindu, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cohen, KARACHI, Abdullah, Dave Brubeck, KLF


Facebook Expands Spotify Integration, Watch Party, More

Facebook has announced several new music and video improvements including expanded integration with Spotify, a new look for its Watch Party shared viewing function and expansion of all its music features into more countries. Highlights Expansion - Facebook uesrs in in more than 40 countries can share personal videos with music, with India and Thailand the newest additions. Watch Party - a new Watch Party experience will enable people to host Watch Parties around what’s happe...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, India, Thailand, Bruce Houghton, Snoop, Watch Party


Spotify’s India launch and the crucial legal battle on music copyright – SpicyIP

By Divij Joshi It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for. Spotify, the Swedish music-streaming service, finally launched in India after months of speculation as to when and how the service would reach Indian consumers. Yet, an as yet unknown number of works in Spotify’s catalogue are in a precarious... ...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, Music, News, Internet, India, Streaming, Copyright Act, SpicyIP, Divij Joshi, Compulsory Licensing


Facebook and Spotify bring the music to your profiles with new features

Share the songs that are special to you with everyone who comes to your profile and more new features announced at SXSW. Facebook unveiled some cool new things coming to the world’s biggest social media site yesterday at the South by Southwest conference. Last October Facebook announced their journey into making music more social with music on Facebook stories and the rollout of adding songs to your profiles. Facebook are expanding the feature so that when you add a song to your profile...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Spotify, Music, India, Social Media, Thailand, Social Network, Sxsw, Digital Music News, Southwest, Facebook Profile, Music Sharing, Profile, SXSW Facebook, Zee Music Company


YouTube Music has launched in India, South Africa, and 12 more markets.

YouTube’s recently launched music streaming service is spreading and is now available in 14 more places around the world. It’s been nearly a year since YouTube launched YouTube Music last May, a new platform that collects all of the music on YouTube in one place and presents it like a traditional streaming service. Launching to quash artists and labels’ gripes with how low paid music was on YouTube they have been growing the platform ever since. They have just announced their launch in ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Samsung, Launch, South Africa, Streaming, Mumbai, Bolivia, Youtube Music, Music Stores, India South Africa, Warner Chappell, YouTube Premium, YouTube Beyond India YouTube Music


YouTube Music Launches In 13 New Markets plus India

Fresh off its announcement that Google's YouTube Music and YouTube Premium had launched in India, the ad-free streaming service have added Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, and Uruguay. YouTube Music launched in India just days after Spotify's controversial launch there. YouTube Music Premium subscriptions are priced at 99 rupee, or 20% lower than the 119 rupees / $1.67 per month that S...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, India, Bruce Houghton, YouTube Premium, YouTube Launches In India Priced, Uruguay YouTube Music


YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free in the country, as well as YouTube Music Premium, its subscription that offers background listening, offline downloads and an ad-free experience for ₹99 a month. In addition, YouTube Premium, which extends offline play, background listening and the removal of ads across YouTube, is also launching in Indi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Youtube, India, Samsung, Tech, Ed Sheeran, European Commission, Streaming Music, Warner


YouTube Music joins Spotify in India with more music for less money

Spotify’s launch in India was long-rumoured and talked about and now they’ve finally done it YouTube have stepped in to steal the spotlight. At the end of February, Spotify brought it’s popular music streaming service to India with a potential audience of over 1.3 billion new listeners, gaining over a million of them in less than a week. They aren’t just competing with local favourites like JioSaavn but also have Western rivals like Apple Music already in the region to contend with. Now ju...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Launch, Streaming, Youtube Music, Music Stores, Lyor Cohen, Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, YouTube Premium, YouTube YouTube Music, Jay Fowler, JioSaavn, Spotify YouTube Music


YouTube launches Music Premium at Rs 99, YouTube Premium at Rs 129 per month

YouTube has launched YouTube Music, its music and video streaming app in India. YouTube Music will come with songs, albums, playlists (genres, mood, activity and language based) and artist radios, remix catalogs, covers and music videos. This will be personalised according to user usage. YouTube... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, Music, News, Internet, Youtube, India, Streaming, Content, Youtube Music


YouTube Launches In India Priced 20% Under Spotify, With Licences From All 3 Majors

YouTube Music has launched in India just days after Spotify's controversial launch there. YouTube Music Premium subscriptions are priced at 99 rupee, or 20% lower than the 119 rupees / $1.67 per month that Spotify charges for similar Premium subscriptions in India. Add in ad-free YouTube videos and the price rises to 129 rupees. Unlike Spotify, who launched without a licence with WMG's Warner/Chappell publishing arm, a spokesperson confirmed that YouTube has signed deal with all three maj...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Streaming, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Lyor Cohen, WMG, Warner Chappell, YouTube & Video, Jay Fowler, YouTube Launches In India Priced


Apple Music Is Only Major Streamer Not Trying To Cut Songwriter Royalties

Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon are appealing the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. Notably absent from the list of music tech giants is Apple Music. Under this CRB ruling, streaming services will be required to pay songwriters and publishers 15.1% of revenue, up from 10.5%. Apple Music are not appealing the ruling, according to multiple sources. While they too will benefit if the appeal results lower royalties, Apple's d...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, India, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, WMG, U S Copyright Royalty Board, National Music Publishers ' Association, Spotify Pandora Google, Warner Chappel Music


Publishers, Songwriters Respond To 'Tech Bullies' Spotify, Pandora, Google, Amazon Appeal Of Royalty Increase

National Music Publisher President & CEO David Israelite and Nashville Songwriters Association International Executive Director Bart Herbison have issued responses to Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon's decision to fight the royalty increase granted to songwriters by the US Copyright Royalty Board.  The NMPA, who has sad they will file their own appeal, said: “When the Music Modernization Act became law, there was hope it signaled a new day of improved relations between digital music...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, India, Bruce Houghton, NMPA, US Copyright Royalty Board, David Israelite, Nashville Songwriters Association International, CRB, Bart Herbison, Spotify Google Pandora, Tech Bullies Spotify Pandora Google Amazon, Spotify Pandora Google


Hear Patti Smith’s New Work With The Soundwalk Collective, a Tribute to the Avant-Garde Poet Antonin Artaud

The Soundwalk Collective has made music art out of found sounds since 2004. They recorded 2012’s Medea while traversing the Black Sea and fishing for sounds using a scanner and high powered aerial antennas; 2014’s Last Beat used contact microphones on the architecture of a music club to collect vibrations instead of music; 2017’s Before Music There Is Blood collaged deep echoing recordings of classical music played in various halls. This time, in their upcoming The Peyote Dance, they hav...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Mexico, France, Russia, India, Paris, Ethiopia, Patti Smith, Smith, Black Sea, Ibiza, Eastern Europe, French Guiana, Nico


Anghami has over 21 million people streaming music in the Middle East

With the Spotify’s expansion beyond the Western world, local streamers Anghami aren’t worried thanks to their dedicated subscribers. Anghami are a native Middle Eastern music streaming service that have been helping to open the region’s eyes to digital music streaming since launching in 2011. With the recent launch of the Western world’s dominating streaming service, Spotify, Anghami’s co-founders Elie Habib and Eddy Maroun have spoken on why they aren’t worried about their streaming succe...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, India, Middle East, Music Streaming, Streaming, Saavn, Digital Music News, Anghami, Eddy Maroun, Elie Habib, Co-founders, Spotify Anghami, Music Business Worldwide Habib


Gaana are taking their Indian music expertise to the US with their 2nd festival

Gaana have a big impact in their home country India, and they’re taking their success to the US with a music festival. Gaana is one of the local music streaming services in India’s booming digital music landscape as new platforms take the country by storm and replace traditional listening formats. With over 80 million active users the service has solidified itself as a leader in the region and is likely not threatened by Spotify’s launch in India in the past week. As the West’s favourit...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Comedy, California, India, US, Festival, New Jersey, Artists, Streaming, Coachella, Indian, Gigs, Gaana, Mountain View California, Hariharan


A Week In Delaware On A $20,000 Stipend

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a graduate student working in earth sciences who earns a $20,000 stipend per year and spends some of her money this week on a chai.Occupation: Graduate StudentIndustry: Earth SciencesAge: 30Location: DelawareSalary: $20,000 stipend = $17,386.78 after ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Massachusetts, India, Ipcc, Wisconsin, Ira, Kylie Jenner, East Coast, Cw, Delaware, Amy, Mid Atlantic, Keri Danielski, Annual IRA


Why are Spotify, Apple Music and other music subscriptions so cheap in some countries?

There has been a lot of talk lately about ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) for streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Saavn, etc. Some argue that the price of users should be consistent across the globe, but I’m of the opinion that this cant actually be the case if you would like to get decent adoption in lower GDP based countries with high populations (such as India, China, Pakistan, Vietnam and more.) To obtain high levels of adoption in specific countries like India it is...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Usa, China, India, How To, Music Streaming, Streaming, Gdp, Pricing, Arpu, Vietnam India, Spotify Apple, Australia UK, Subcriptions, India China Pakistan Vietnam


Spotify India Passes 1M Users In 1st Week: Stunning Stats About Streaming in World's Most Populous Country

Spotify announced that it has passed 1 million users in India just a week after launching there. It's an impressive number until you remember that the country has a population of 1.34 billion, and that assuming that Spotify is following the same pattern as other streamers in India, only about 10,000 are paying to use the services. Inida is a tough market for an music service, but Spotify entered late and under a cloud of litigation with Warner Music Group over royalties to music publisher...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Streaming, Apple Music, Spotify Premium, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, Inida, Spotify India, Deloitte IMI


5 days in India and Spotify already has 1 million+ users

Spotify launched in India last week at last and despite heavy competition from local services they’ve already gained over a million listeners. Spotify have confirmed that in their first 5 days of launching in India over 1 million active users have logged on to both their free and Premium streaming tiers. With 24.8 million monthly active users outside of North America, Latin America and Europe that’s a significant boost in less than a week that will be pleasing the Spotify team and it’s inv...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Music, India, Music Streaming, Streaming, Deloitte, Digital Music News, Music Stores, North America Latin America, Listeners, JioSaavn


The Steamiest, Sexiest Movies Of All Time

The sexiest movies aren't necessarily lurking in the adults-only section of HBO — or in the deleted archives of one's browser history. Often, the steamiest films are mainstream. Whether a flick actually features a crazy-hot love scene or a more innocent tryst between a forbidden couple, it's perfectly acceptable to find these movies tantalizing. Let's be real: That was totally the filmmaker's point.As a celebration of the sexiest films to ever grace the big screen, we've rounded up a collectio...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Japan, Florida, Hbo, Usa, Hollywood, London, Salma Hayek, California, India, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paris


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this perusal back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit some of the week's news highlights, including PledgeMusic's continued failure to pay artists, Spotify's legal complications with its India launch, YouTube's most watched videos of all time, and more. Gimme Radio: Building A Fan Driven Music Streaming Service This May Not End Well... Top UMG Top Suitors Are A Streaming Service and A Private Equity Firm 3 Weeks After PledgeMusic Suspended Campaigns...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Owen Davie


Why Spotify Cares About India And Why it May Not Deliver

Spotify launched in India this week, despite a court action and very public dispute between the streamer and Warner Music,. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks a why India matters so much to Spotify and why it may end up being disappointed. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Warner Music and Spotify have been involved in a rather unseemly and very public spat this week over Spotify’s India launch. I’ll leave for someone else, the discussions of the potential implications...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Music, Japan, China, India, US, Middle East, Tencent, Warner Music, North America, Daniel Ek, Latin America, Arpu


WED. BRIEF: Spotify Launches In India • Pandora Adds Audio 'Stories' • Drake Tops Global Sales • More

WEDNESDAY 2.28. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, India, Bruce Houghton


Spotify has launched in India

Spotify have finally launched in India after months of speculation, bringing their renowned music streaming service to 1.3 billion people. Spotify are trailblazers in music streaming and are leading the way in the West. They’ve been moving further East with their new launches and now they have launched after a long build up in the 2nd most populous country in the world: India. The launch brings Spotify’s extensive catalogue of music to India with all-new features that are finely tuned t...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Launch, Music Streaming, Streaming, Stream, Exclusive, Mumbai, Daniel Ek, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Punjabi, Bollywood Tollywood Kollywood, Mumbai Delhi Bangaluru, Cecilia Qvist Spotify


Spotify Revises WMG Statement, Issues Full India Launch Press Release

Words have become weapons in the battle between Spotify and WMG's Warner/Chappell Music publishing. Overnight, Spotify clarified one of their jabes, alongside a fill announcement of the streamer's launch in India. In the intro to Spotify's approved statement the streamer referred to Warner/Chappell’s move for a court injunction as having been “denied.” Overnight, Spotify amended that statement to say that the request for an injunction was “not granted.”  It's a small but important dist...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Warner, South East Asia, Mena, Bruce Houghton, Chennai, WMG, Punjabi, Warner Chappell Music, Warner Chappell, Daniel Ek Spotify, India Spotify, Bollywood Tollywood Kollywood, Spotify Launches in India World


AM BRIEF: Spotify Launches In India • Pandora Adds Audio 'Stories' • Drake Tops Global Sales • More

WEDNESDAY 2.28. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, India, Bruce Houghton



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