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MON. BRIEF: Article 13 In Doubt • Spotify To Launch In-Car Player • R. Kelly Returns To Charts • More

MONDAY 1.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Spotify To Sell $100 In-Auto Voice Controlled Player, May Launch In India 1/31

Spotify is planning its first push into hardware with a long rumored voice controlled in-auto music player. It's not clear who will buy the $100 device, since the streamer is already accessible via voice control using Alexa, Google Play and its own in-house Spotify Voice. Apple's Siri voice control does not play well with Spotify, and the streamer's move into hardware seems designed to provide an alternative eco-system that it fully  controls. Spotify's new hardware will be built by F...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Siri, Streaming, Financial Times, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Variety, Alexa Google, Spotify Voice Apple, Spotify Voice Launch In India, Terms Service


The words most used to describe releases at Hard Wax

“Now that’s one fine and classy, atmospheric, big room tool, son.” Here’s the data when you crawl Berlin electronic music shop Hard Wax for descriptive keywords. Friend of the site (and one-time CDM Web developer) musician-and-hacker Olle Holmberg has crawled Hard Wax’s website. That’ll be the legendary record purveyor opened by Mark Ernestus back in 1989 in Kreuzberg, Berlin, and still a leading destination for vinyl lovers today. hardwax.com has accordingly accumulated a lot of words about ...
Tags: Music, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Georgia, Data, Web, Records, Hacks, Coding, Vinyl, Labels, Music Tech, Douglas Adams, Bahn, Olle


Bitwig Studio is about to deliver on a fully modular core in a DAW

Bitwig Studio may have started in the shadow of Ableton, but one of its initial promises was building a DAW that was modular from the ground up. Bitwig Studio 3 is poised to finally deliver on that promise, with “The Grid.” Having a truly modular system inside a DAW offers some tantalizing possibilities. It means, in theory at least, you can construct whatever you want from basic building blocks. And in the very opposite of today’s age of presets, that could make your music tool feel more y...
Tags: Music, Mac, Berlin, Windows, Tech, Software, Stories, Linux, Analog, Jack, CV, Modular, Max, Ableton, Bitwig, Bitwig Studio


AM BRIEF: Article 13 In Doubt • Spotify To Launch In-Car Player • R. Kelly Returns To Charts • More

MONDAY 1.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, we heard from Mark Mulligan on who will be the lucky buyer of UMG, from Colin Kaepernick on why he's not pleased about Travis Scott playing the Super Bowl, TIDAL's response to criminal investigations against it, and more. Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples] Colin Kaepernick NOT OK With Travis Scott Super Bowl Gig Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan] Tidal Responds To Criminal Investigation Report [Author: Owen Davi...
Tags: Music, Colin Kaepernick, Music Business, Music Tech, Travis Scott, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Glenn Peoples


FRI. BRIEF: Deezer Radio App • Cassette Sales Grow • Spotify Stock Rally • Dolby 234 • More

FRIDAY 1.18. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Show4Me Closes $12.8M Round For Music Crowdfunding, 'Fan Interaction Network'

Wefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the funds to transition its Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform to a broader "music interaction network." The redesigned Show4Me will help musicians and music industry professionals manage their music business activities on a single network, grow a fan base and engage them through a "direct-interaction model".  For fans, the incentive is lower price...
Tags: Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Startups & Funding, Diy Musicians, Show4ME. music, Karėn Chiftalaryan


AM BRIEF: Deezer Radio App • Cassette Sales Grow • Spotify Stock Rally • Dolby 234 • More

1.18. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Spotify Updates Preferred Distributor List

UPDATE: Spotify has refreshed it's official list of preferred distributors and renamed its "Other Preferred" designation. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. In the new listing (pictured above), Spotify has renamed the"Other Preferred" category as "Recommended" and upgraded CD Baby to a "Preferred Artist Distributor."  DistroKid, which Spotify invested in ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Spotify Preferred Label Distributor


Spotify Cuts 2 Of 5 From Preferred Distributor List

Spotify has narrowed its official list of "Preferred" distributors from 5 to 3 and added a slightly lower "Recommended" tier. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. Now, Spotify has cut two distributors from it's "Preferred" list. Under Artist Distributors, EmuBands has been dropped from the "Preferred" list to a new lower "Recommended" tier. Only DistroKid, whic...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Distibutor Fuga


Akai Force: hands-on preview of the post-PC live-in-a-box music tool

The leak was real. Akai have a standalone box that can free you from a laptop, when you want that freedom. It works with your computer and gear, but it also does all the arranging and performance (and some monster sounds and sequencing) on its own. It’s what a lot of folks were waiting for – and we’ve just gotten our hands on it. Akai have already had a bit of a hit with the latest MPCs, which work as a controller/software combo if you want, but also stand on their own. The Akai Force (it’s no...
Tags: Music, Usa, Hardware, Fcc, Berlin, US, Tech, Usb, Previews, Gear, MPC, Force, Sata, Hands-on, Grid-controllers, Ableton Live


Tinder Adds Spotify Song Sharing So You Can Soundtrack Your Hookup Pitch

Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify songs in chat with potential hookups. Tinder and Spotify first hooked up in 2016 with the ability to share favorite songs in user profile pages. This data also became part of the algorithm used to surface potential partners. If chosen via a new Spotify button, the in chat as a clickable preview, with the receiver able to sample up to 30 seconds of the track. Tinder Tests Sharing Spotify Clips With Matches https://t.co/eCHBbPYUpl pic.twi...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Tinder, App, Streaming, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton


THU. BRIEF: Spotify Adds 'Car View', Partners with Tinder • SoundExchange Names CC0 • Fantasy Woodstock • More

THURSDAY 1.17. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


AM BRIEF: Spotify Adds 'Car View', Partners with Tinder • SoundExchange Names CC0 • Fantasy Woodstock • More

THURSDAY 1.17. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


The Stylophone goes totally luxe with the GEN R-8

You’ve seen the Stylophone as the mass-produced, toy-like original. And you’ve seen it as a relaunched digital emulation and as an analog instrument. Now get ready for the Stylophone as premium boutique instrument. The Stylophone began its story back in 1967, and became one of the iconic electronic musical inventions of the 20th century – its appeal being largely to do with its simplicity and directness. The son of the original inventor, Ben Jarvis, went on to revive instrument under the origi...
Tags: Music, UK, Hardware, Tech, Gear, Stories, Analog, Retro, Princeton, CV, Sequencers, Step-sequencers, Music Tech, 60s, Create-analog-music, Eurorack


KORG’s minilogue xd is a new 4-voice synth with the best of the rest

KORG are introducing the Minilogue xd. It’s not just a Minilogue with some extras: it’s a new polysynth with the best bits of all the KORG analog range, including the prologue flagship, in a compact package. It’s like the hatchback of synths – the compact, mid-range priced synth that might just wind up being everyone’s favorite. It’s poised to be the Golf GTI of electronic instruments. It’s in the compact monologue form factor, with a US$649.99 price. And it’s coming soon (this winter, so…...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Keyboards, US, Tech, Gear, Stories, Analog, Synths, Music Tech, Korg, Create-analog-music, Polysynth, Minilogue, Duophonic, Prologue


David Bowie Blows Minds With Augmented Reality

In this piece, David Deal explores how new tech innovation in the form of the app David Bowie Is has allowed the legendary performer to once again grace our homes in the form of augmented reality. _____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhypeblog David Bowie visited my home on his birthday this week. He sang “Life on Mars” in my dining room. He performed a mime on my front porch. He showed me the handwritten lyrics to “Ashes to Ashes” while I was sitting ...
Tags: Music, Berlin, App, Bbc, Chicago, Guest Post, David Bowie, Vr, Ar, Gary Oldman, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bowie, Diamond Dogs, Thin White Duke


Master your Roland TR-8S drum machine settings with a plug-in editor

Roland’s TR-8S added loads of parameters for shaping drum kits and effects. Now you can get at all of those without diving through menus with this VST/AU plug-in – and keep your drum machine settings stored with your project. Hardware is great, but it introduces two problems. First, there are inevitably some parameters buried in menus that are hard to reach on the front panel, no matter how many knobs and faders makers add. Second, stuff you do on the hardware is likely to get out of sync with...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Software, Gear, Editors, Au, Drum-machines, Music Tech, Roland, Vst, Korg, Novation, Standalone, TR-8S


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In our flip back through major music industry happenings from the past week, we look at Spotify's user milestone, how black industry execs are finally rising faster in the ranks, whether Ticketmaster might finally have a rival, and much more. Spotify Passed 200 Million Active Users At End Of 2018 Black Music Execs Are Finally Rising Faster Does Ticketmaster Have A Rival? New Type Of Ad Coming From Spotify Dueling Woodstocks: Two Festivals To Celebrate 50th A...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie


Does Ticketmaster Finally Have A Rival?

Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard’s new Rival Ticketing has signed its first client, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment's Altitude Tickets, putting it in a position to compete with Ticketmaster, at least on paper. “Anyone looking for a not-so-subtle hint that’s he’s planning to disrupt the ticketing space could probably point to his new company’s name, Rival, or his loquacious treatises on the ticket business, often posted on Twitter in long multi-tweet threads, closely followed and pick...
Tags: Music, Colorado, Tickets, Denver, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Dave Brooks, Los Angeles Rams, Hubbard, Kroenke, Nathan Hubbard, Rival, Amplify


Spotify Passed 200 Million Active Users At End Of 2018

[UPDATED] Spotify passed 200 million monthly active at the end of 2018, Dustee Jenkins, Spotify Head Of Global Communications shared during an interview at CES yesterday. Jenkins promoted the streamer's push into podcasts and shared that podcast listeners also consume more music than average on the platform. Spotify had 191 million users as of it's November 1st report to investors.  I n 2018 ,  the streamer launched in seventeen new markets, including Israel, Romania, South Africa, ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Middle East, Streaming, Vietnam, Music Business, Music Tech, North Africa, Bruce Houghton, Jenkins, Israel Romania South Africa


Spotify Now Has More Than 200 Million Active Users, says Global Communications Head Dustee Jenkins

Spotify passed 200 million monthly active users last week,  revealed during an interview at CES yesterday. Jenkins promoted the streamer's push into podcasts and shared that podcast listeners also consume more music than average on the platform. Spotify had 191 million users as of it's November 1st report to investors. Podcast Push "We believe there is a future - a significant opportunity in podcasts.  It's a game-change," according to Jenkins, who added that p odcasts and content ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Jenkins, Global Communications Head Dustee Jenkins


AM BRIEF: Liberty Eyes CAA • Spotify Indie Play • Dylan, Scorsese Reunite • Gaana • More

FRIDAY 1.11. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Caa, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Deezer Has 14 Million Users, 7 Million Paid

Deezer has shared that it ended 2018 with 14 million active monthly users, of which 7 million are paying subscribers. About half of its paid users are in the music streamer's home country of France. “Four years ago, 80% of the revenue was telco-driven, of which the majority was coming from France. Now 75% of the revenues are coming from self-pay subscribers, and France is less than 50% of revenues. It’s quite a dramatic shift,” Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht told Music Ally. “We have a...
Tags: Music, France, Music Streaming, Streaming, Deezer, Music Business, Music Tech, Mena, Bruce Houghton, Hans Holger Albrecht


Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio and SiriusXM virtually disappears.   ''“We had over a million [pre-order] requests,”. Amazon Alexa VP Steve Rabuchin said at CES. “Now, we’re just starting to ship....
Tags: Amazon, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Car, Radio, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Waze, Alexa, Music Business, Music Tech, Broadcast & Satellite, Musician, Bruce Houghton


Reloop’s new RP-8000 MK2: instrumental pitch control, Serato integration

Like the relaunched Technics 1200, the new Reloop decks sport digitally controlled motors. But Reloop have gone somewhere very different from Technics: platters that can be controlled at a full range of pitches, and even play scales. And the RP-8000 MK2 is a MIDI controller, too, for Serato and other software. Oh yeah, and one other thing – Reloop as always is more affordable – a pair of RP-8000 MK2s costs the same as one SL-1200 MK7. (One deck is EUR600 / USD700 / GBP525). And there’s a trend...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Mac, Windows, Dj, Software, Gear, Stories, Turntables, Panasonic, Midi, Music Tech, Djing, Technics, Controllers, Blu Ray


SiriusXM Paid Subscribers Top 34 Million

SiriusXM has added approximately 1.3 million net subscribers to end 2018 with for 34 million total paid subscribers, including those that come with new car sales and from other sources. Shares rose 2.09% in pre-market trading Wednesday. Looking at just self pay subscribers, the satellite broadcaster added 1.4 million self-pay to finish 2018 with approximately 28.9 million self-pay subscribers, exceeding the company's initial 2018 guidance by approximately 40%. The company also announc...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Streaming, Pandora Media, Music Tech, Broadcast & Satellite, Bruce Houghton, EBITDA, Jim Meyer, SiriusXM, Steaming


When Economic Theory Fails: A Critical Look At Waldfogel’s Digital Renaissance

In this piece, Neil Turkewitz digs deep into the recently released book by Joel Waldfogel entitled "Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us About the Future of Popular Culture, a work which explores how the entertainment industry is fairing in the current explosive digital age with regard to the quality of content being produced. ________________________ Guest post by Neil Turkewitz from Medium Joel Waldfogel has released a book entitled: “Digital Renaissance: What Data ...
Tags: Google, Music, Eu, Guest Post, Mcdonalds, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Waldfogel, IFPI, Digital Renaissance, Hal Varian, Neil Turkewitz, Joel Waldfogel, Ariel Katz, Hal Varian Waldfogel


Deutsche Bank Raises UMG Valuation 45% To $33 Billion As Sales Search Continues

Deutsche Bank has raised its valuation of Universal Music Group 45% to $33.19 billion, up from a previous  $22.86 billion. That values UMG higher than the market capitalization of its parent company Vivendi, which currently sits at $32.35 billion. "With the hype around UMG stake sale having subsided, there is now scope for valuation to surprise to the upside in 2H 2019," says Deutsche Bank says. The bank sees music streaming revenue growing to $21B by 2023 from $7B last year, reports Seek...
Tags: Music, Alibaba, Musicians, Deutsche Bank, Sirius Xm, Stock, Vivendi, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Umg, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Liberty Media, Startups & Funding, Seeking Alpha Vivendi