Digital Music Industry News

Digital music, including streaming music, is a fast-moving industry. For professionals, consumers, artists and others involved, it can be hard to know what developments to pay attention to. Wiser has created a free daily digital music news digest to keep you informed of the latest in digital music. Ever since the launch of Napster in 1999, the music industry has faced a massive shift from physical imprints to online delivery. Now companies offering streaming music apps are competing to shape how music is delivered and consumed in the future. These companies include Spotify, Rdio, Beats, Apple (with the iTunes store), Google (with YouTube and the Play store), iHeartRadio, Deezer, SoundCloud and others. Meanwhile, the “big four” major record labels — Sony, Warner Music, EMI and Universal — are actively involved, and negotiations around digital rights management restrictions are crucial to the success or failure of new services. As consumers shift increasingly to mobile apps to stream music on the go, digital music companies must now compete for listeners not just across geographies but also with comprehensive cross-platform experiences. Whatever your favorite music app, the digital music space is in the midst of a fascinating evolution that requires savvy professionals and onlookers to pay close attention to the headlines. Keep updated on the most recent developments in the digital music industry. Subscribe to Wiser’s free digital music news digest today.

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Consumer Behavior Redirects Search, Direct Traffic
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Epidemic Sound gives its side of the Spotify ‘fake artists’ controversy
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Can Roku Stock Keep Going After Last Week's 16% Pop?
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This Entrepreneur Went From Felon to CEO of a Million-Dollar Business. How Did He Do It?
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NBC Will Stream 1,800+ Hours Of Olympics
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NBC plans to stream more than 1,800 hours of content during its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea next year. That's almost twice what the network streamed in the 2014 Winter games -- just over 1,000 hours of...
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Amazon Key vulnerability could let couriers enter your home unseen
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Roku Short Sellers Swarm In After Stock Doubles in Days
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Roku has become one of the most expensive short positions in the U.S., and that’s still not stopping bets that shares will reverse a recent surge. More than 1 million Roku shares have been shorted since Nov. 8, when the streaming device...
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