Category Archives: Music Stream

One-Third of the World Is Still Pirating Music

The most popular form of copyright infringement is stream-ripping (practiced by 32 percent of all consumers), followed by downloads through cyberlockers or P2P (23 percent) and obtainment via search engines (17 percent); Those results come out of a study that the IFPI conducted, earlier this year, among a representative sample of 16- to 64-year-olds in 18 countries — including the U.K., U.S., Brazil, France, South Africa and South Korea — that make up the vast majority of global music consumption, according to the report. The annual study was also conducted in China and India this year for the first time, but results from those two countries are not included in the “global” figures. – Amy X. Wang, Rolling Stone https://ift.tt/2IKGSly
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SiriusXM to acquire Pandora streaming radio service for $3.5 billion

On-demand audio continues to shake up the radio business as Sirius XM Holdings announced Monday that it reached a deal to acquire online streaming service Pandora Media. – Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY via WLTX News19 https://ift.tt/2QVCGDs

Streaming now accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released a report today that details how the music industry has grown in 2018, and while the data isn’t surprising — the world still isn’t buying records — the specific numbers are still fascinating. Turns out, streaming makes more money than physical CDs, digital downloads, and licensing deals combined. – Patricia Hernandez, The Verge https://ift.tt/2O03qUE

SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

Users will pay for Audius tokens or earn them by listening to ads. Their wallet will then pay out a fraction of a cent per song to stream from decentralized storage across the network, with artists receiving roughly 85 percent — compared to roughly 70 percent on the leading streaming apps. The rest goes to compensating whoever is hosting that song, as well as developers of listening software clients, one of which will be built by Audius. – Josh Constine, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2AQ3uRx

Wake up with your favorite Spotify playlists in new Google Clock update

This new update will let Spotify Free and Premium users integrate the music streaming app into the alarm sounds section on Google Clock. There, they will be able to select between two tabs for picking alarm sounds, including the familiar alert tones and now an entirely separate set of options for Spotify. – Makena Kelly, The Verge https://ift.tt/2mZQxuI
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