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Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase (EXCLUSIVE)

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon.com have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety has learned. – Jem Aswad & Chris Willman, Variety » https://ift.tt/2H4d99f
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Confirmed: Disney Will Empty Its ‘Vault’—Eventually—for Its Forthcoming Streaming Video Service

[The] self-imposed moratorium no longer makes sense. For starters, Disney doesn’t release older films with the same frequency as it did years ago; instead, the simply remakes them, with live-action versions of such animated classics as Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King arriving this year. More importantly, the market for physical media like DVD and Blu-Rays has been decimated in recent years, as consumers have opted for subscriptions to streaming video services instead. – Brian Raftery, Fortune » https://ift.tt/2SPnFCw

Tubi & NBCUniversal Ink Streaming Pact Covering 400 Vintage TV, Film Titles

The titles covered by the deal will bring a nostalgic tear to many Gen-Xer eyes. The roster includes Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The A-Team, Punky Brewster, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap and the original versions of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman and She-Ra: Princess of Power. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2NxyAjk

Disney in Active Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% Hulu Stake (EXCLUSIVE)

The question is what Disney is willing to pay for the 10% stake. Disney last summer pegged Hulu’s fair value at $9.296 billion after the 21st Century Fox deal closes, including an implied control premium of $1.246 billion. The $930 million implied value of WarnerMedia’s stake is a 16% premium over Time Warner’s original $583 million investment in Hulu in August 2016plus its subsequent $200 million capital contributions to the streamer. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2EzYiRF

Spotify officially launches in India, with free music on-demand

The company said that for India, people using the free tier can play any song on demand, while people in other countries can only listen to songs on shuffle in the free mode. Additionally, it has built multilingual recommendations and specially curated playlists for listeners in the country. The streaming service is also offering a 30-day free trial of its premium service. – Ivan Mehta, The Next Web » https://ift.tt/2NunQ5i

Streaming Revenue Is Impressive, But Will It Ever Make Up For Physical Product Losses?

The point is that the recorded music industry still heavily relies on the income from physical product even though those sales are declining. In fact, the latest IFPI figures show that streaming only accounts for 38.4% of the industry’s total revenue. What’s more, physical product sales declined by only 5.4% last year, far from falling off a cliff. – Bobby Owsinski, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2Snpzu2

SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram. – via Variety » http://bit.ly/2TXVhzF
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