Boomplay: The African music streamer you’ve never heard of aims for global impact

Music from Africa is finding its place on the world stage and as an increasing number of Nigerian artists rise to prominence and impact western music, West African music streaming. Continue reading

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Spotify beats Apple Music with HiFi audio launch

Spotify announced yesterday that it would launch a super-Premium tier streaming CD-quality sound. Spotify’s new HIFI tier came as part of a major series on announcements on Monday. The addition. Continue reading

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Spotify adds 85 markets, 36 languages – a full list

Spotify will 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages in the coming weeks, the streamer announced Monday, bringing its total markets to 180. Together, these new markets represent. Continue reading

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Battle For Ownership: Why musicians MUST control their intellectual property

Stephen Duval examines the long-running conflict between the creative and commercial sides of the music industry and details the importance of artists having a larger stake in how their intellectual. Continue reading

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3 disruptive trends shaping music and entertainment in 2021 and beyond

The analysts at MIDiA have identified and tracked three disruptive trends shaping the music and entertainment industries in 2021 and beyond. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry. Continue reading

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Music APIs are exactly what the industry needs – Here’s why

While the music industry demonstrated an impressive ability to bounce back thanks to its early adoption of streaming, keeping that momentum going will require a streamlining of the process through. Continue reading

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‘Songwriters have been shorted nearly 1/2 billion dollars by streaming services in last decade’

Musicians and the music industry have been reacting to the news that the Mechanical Licensing Collective has received and will distribute more than $424 million in unmatched “black box’ streaming. Continue reading

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Interview with Noelle Chesnut Whitmore, CMO of social music streaming app Geojam

In this piece we hear from the CMO of Geogjam, a rewards-based social music streaming app that has been seeing some impressive growth over the past year. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Tencent Leads $57M Pex Funding Round

[UPDATED] Digital rights technology provider Pex has announced a $57 million investment round that includes= Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment, the CueBall Group, NextGen Ventures Partners, Amaranthine along witth existing investors. The. Continue reading

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Good news for music tech startups: DLC alters fee structure for blanket compulsory licenses

In what will come as good tidings to many music tech startups out there, the Digital Licensee Coordinator is changing the structure for blanket compulsory license use. Guest post by. Continue reading

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