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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Voltra is a digital music player and shop for people who want to truly own their own music. They are dedicated to making products that serve both music makers and music listeners. Voltra is focused on discovery in music listening by helping...
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Amazon Kindle, Amazon.com Inc
Amazon brings brick-and-mortar bookstore to Chicago
WGN-TVMike Ewing
You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. CHICAGO -- One of only five brick-and-mortar stores run by the Internet giant Amazon opened less than a week ago on Southport Ave. in Lincoln...
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Digital Media, Digital Music
Watch West Indies Vs. Pakistan Cricket Live Stream: 1st T20, Start Time, Preview
The Inquisitr NewsJonathan Vankin
The Pakistan T20 cricket team will attempt to better their sixth-place world ranking when they travel to Barbados to face T20 World Cup champions West Indies in a match that will live stream from Kensington Oval on Sunday — and will open...
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Digital Music, Music Industry
SoundCloud raised $70 million in debt funding
businessinsider.com.auJames Cook
Music streaming service SoundCloud has raised $US70 million (£56 million) in debt funding, according to documents filed with Companies House in the UK. The documents show that SoundCloud raised the loan from Kreos Capital’s fifth debt fund, as well as the Davidson...
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Digital Music, Intellectual Property
Licensing Music For Corporate Events: What To Look Out For
HypebotGuest Post
No kind of company gathering or event is complete without some background tunes, regardless of the level of formality, but in order to play copyrighted music in a public space, it is key that you first obtain a license. ______________________ No matter...
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Digital Media, Digital Music
Fast Forward With Pandora VP of Product, Chris Becherer
PC MagazineDan Costa
I was in Austin, Texas, last week for SXSW Interactive, where I had the chance to sit down with a number of tech industry execs for my video series Fast Forward. First up is Chris Becherer, VP of Product at streaming music...
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How to Reduce Mobile Data Usage When Streaming Music
MakeUseOfNancy Messieh
If you’re on a limited data plan, there are quite a few tricks you can use to keep your data usage under control. One of the common culprits that drains data is your music streaming app, but with a little trick, you...
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You Can Stream Drake’s New Album / Playlist / Mixtape More Life Right Now
SlateMatthew Dessem
Kevin Winter/Getty Images Drake’s new project More Life premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 streaming radio station on Saturday afternoon, and has since been released across streaming music services. “I truly do wish y’all more: more love, more blessings, and above all...
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Spotify may restrict major album releases to its paid subscribers
Android CentralFlorence Ion
No word on which record companies would be a part of the deal. And so it begins: The Financial Times reports that Spotify is looking to restrict major album releases from some of the major record labels as an incentive to lower...
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Sleep Tracking With Wake Mode, New 'Gaymoji' in Grindr, and More in This Week's Top Downloads
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