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Streaming services accounted for nearly 80% of all music revenue in 2019

Streaming music services’ share of total music revenues is bigger than ever. According to a year-end report from the RIAA, revenues from streaming services grew nearly 20% in 2019 to $8.8 billion, accounting for 79.5% of all recorded music revenues. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://ift.tt/2HXJCwp

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YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever

Over the weekend, following a mistaken suspension from YouTube, the account was terminated, and the live stream came to an end. As a result, ChilledCow produced one of the longest videos in YouTube history — more than 13,000 hours — and amassed 218 million views in the process. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2TapwnJ [photo: ChilledCow]

Music streaming pioneer SoundCloud raises $75M from Pandora owner SiriusXM

SoundCloud, the music streaming company that has been described as the “YouTube of audio” because of its profusion of user-generated content, has some big, strategic investment news today. The company has raised $75 million in funding from satellite radio giant SiriusXM, owner of streaming giant Pandora, which has an ad partnership with SoundCloud. – Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/31JQre0

YouTuber Who Slammed Copyright Lawsuit Against Katy Perry Hit With Copyright Complaint From Perry’s Publisher

The allegedly-infringing content according to Warner Chappell was found between 35 seconds and 44 seconds into Neely’s video. However, as the exasperated musician points out, that part of the track was actually a demonstration of a section of Joyful Noise, not Dark Horse. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2SxOq0y

KFC sneaks ads onto Spotify Premium by taking over artist profiles

The campaign, while a gross misuse of the platform, did have some funny ideas, like creating playlists with song titles that spelled out “Discover, New, Kentucky, Burger, Come and Visit, KFC, Get It, Before It’s Too Late.” Artist bios were altered to read like menu ingredients, and upcoming events directed users to visit the nearest KFC locations, though it just looked like the artist had multiple concert dates at one very lucky KFC. – Dami Lee, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2uhVYw9

Netflix is Finally Releasing ‘The Witcher’ Soundtrack Because It Slaps Harder Than Any Monster

Thankfully, you don’t have to wait another 48 hours to immediately start jamming out to “Toss a Coin”, because it’s available now on Spotify and iTunes, where you can pre-purchase the full album for $9.99. Ten dollars translates into a whole lotta coins to toss, and every single one of them deserves to be bounced off the Witcher’s booty and into his money bag. (The money bag is canon, as he uses it to bludgeon a guard in episode 5.) The full track list consists of a whopping 55 songs, which should keep your Bluetooth speakers plenty busy as you kick back in your leather pants with a goblet of wine for a high-fantasy evening of thinking about werewolves. – Tom Reimann, Collider.com » https://bit.ly/38um0L5

Billboard is changing its albums chart to count YouTube streams

Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year. Video streams from other platforms will also count, including Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo, and Billboard says the change will also impact genre album consumption charts, like country, Latin, and others. – Dani Deahl, The Verge » https://trib.al/sIY0gLN

Planned .Org Registry Sale Puts The Pirate Bay at Risk

The Internet Society is in the process of selling the Public Interest Registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The planned sale has raised widespread concerns over a possible price hike and suspensions of .org domains. This could also be relevant for many pirate sites including The Pirate Bay, which still operates from its original .org domain – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2DupYpA

You should ditch Spotify until it ditches its latest policy

As of September 5 (in the U.S.), in order to keep your Spotify Premium family account, you need to allow the app to track your location, or check-in “from time to time” once again via Google Maps. Spotify says this is required to make sure you’re following silly rule number one outlined above. It also means Spotify wants to check in on you because it assumes you’re being dishonest. That’s not how this should work. That’s not how anything should work. Spotify knows this because it had already tested this “feature” and customer backlash forced it to stop. Jerry Hildenbrand, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2LV3dz4
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