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Songwriters Demand ‘Fairer and More Transparent’ Streaming Landscape

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is calling for streaming reform. Photo Credit: Filip Havlik The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) has officially called for “both policy makers and all stakeholders in the music sector to promote a fairer and more transparent ecosystem for music streaming.” The ECSA, which represents north of 30,000 […]

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Following WMG’s Wave Investment, Deezer Backs Livestream-Concert Platform Dreamstage

Photo Credit: Heshan Perera Days after Warner Music Group announced that it had invested in virtual-concert platform Wave, Deezer has backed Dreamstage, “a U.S.-based live music streaming startup.” Paris-headquartered Deezer – which, like Warner Music Group, belongs to Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries – detailed the Dreamstage investment in an announcement message today. The financial terms […]

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Tencent Faces $1.5 Billion Antitrust Penalty In China, Report Says — With Tencent Music a Major Focus

Tencent is reportedly facing a more than $1.5 billion “antitrust” penalty in China – with an emphasis on its Tencent Music subsidiary and the entity’s QQ Music, Kugou Music, and Kuwo Music streaming services. Reuters shed light upon the imminent crackdown and $1.55 billion (¥10 billion) fine that Tencent will purportedly have to pay, citing […]

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Joe Rogan Doubles Down on COVID Vaccine Comments: “I Don’t Think That If You’re a Young, Healthy Person, That You Need It.”

Joe Rogan with guest Andrew Santino on April 29th. Despite heavy blowback from the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the broader medical community, Joe Rogan isn’t changing his opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. Should younger, healthy people take the COVID-19 vaccine? Joe Rogan says he still wouldn’t recommend it, though he clarified that he […]

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Apple Reports 660 Million Premium Subscribers — Does Apple Music Have More Paying Subscribers Than Spotify?

Apple revealed yesterday that it boasts 660 million subscribers across all services – prompting some to ask whether Apple Music has a larger subscriber base than Spotify and its 158 million premium users. Apple’s CFO, Luca Maestri, unveiled the subscribership total – which reflects a quarterly gain of over 40 million accounts – during an […]

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Tuned Global Is Helping the $26 Billion Fitness App Industry Figure Out Music — Without the Legal Headaches

photo credit: freepik Mega-platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music tend to dominate music industry headlines. But Tuned Global is quietly helping the fitness industry deliver customized streaming music experiences for classes — while avoiding the potential pitfalls of today’s complex licensing landscape.  If you’ve never heard of Tuned Global, then their behind-the-scenes model is working. […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Slams Joe Rogan Over COVID-19 Vaccine Comments: “You’re Talking About Yourself In a Vacuum”

Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed Joe Rogan’s comments on COVID-19 vaccinations on the Today Show, April 28th. Earlier this week, we first reported that Spotify had placed a Joe Rogan podcast episode ‘under review’ following his comments about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, none other than Dr. Fauci has weighed in on the matter. Spotify is now […]

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Muso.AI Partners With Music Story to Dramatically Overhaul Streaming Metadata and Crediting

Muso.AI has developed a promising solution to help streaming services render missing credits an issue of the past. Now, the metadata platform aims to deepen the impact of that solution through a newly finalized partnership with Music Story. Back in October, Digital Music News teamed up with Muso.AI as it announced the rollout of Muso.AI […]

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Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Chris Martin Demand Streaming Music Reform

Paul McCartney, one of the 150 or so musicians who signed a letter calling for the UK government to reform the streaming space. Photo Credit: Jimmy Baikovicius / CC by 2.0 High-profile artists including Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin have called on the UK government to implement far-reaching […]