Industry News Roundup // 02.09

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Symphonic Distribution Acquires Spanish House Music Specialist Houseplanet 

Florida-based digital music distributor Symphonic Distribution has acquired Spanish competitor Houseplanet. Houseplanet Distribution, located in Madrid, Spain, focuses on the distribution of House Music. Dance specialist Symphonic says the move has strategic benefits – providing a footprint not only the House genre, but also in the European music market, and bringing a new timezone to its client services.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //

New York Times Subscriptions Now Come With Free Spotify Premium

The New York Times and Spotify have come together to offer a new subscription package. For $5 a week, new Times All Access subscribers will also receive a complimentary Spotify Premium subscription. It requires a one-year commitment, and is available only to U.S. residents who do not currently pay for either The Times or Spotify. 

\\ Via Pitchfork //

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A night time view of the exterior of the New York Times headquarters on 8th Avenue, 21 January 2013, Manhattan, New York. Photoby Oliver Morris/Getty Images

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A night time view of the exterior of the New York Times headquarters on 8th Avenue, 21 January 2013, Manhattan, New York. Photoby Oliver Morris/Getty Images

Netflix Signs a Major Music Publishing Deal with BMG 

Attention: if you have an opportunity to ease up music licensing deals, do it! Just ask Netflix.

It safe to say most of us are guilty of escaping our own issues and binge watching Netflix.  Rainy days, sick days, lazy days.  What would we do without Netflix?

Netflix recently signed an agreement with BMG to manage and administer their music publishing rights outside of the US.  As the fourth biggest music publishing company, BMG offers services that extend beyond publishing.  Recordings, for example, once the mainstay of labels, can now be consolidated into broader rights packages.

\\ Via Digital Music News //

Brand New App Helps To Prevent Hearing Loss 

If you’re in love with music like most of us are, but struggle from bad hearing or just simply want to prevent hearing loss, then look no further. There is a new app on the market from Earlogic called TSC Music. The app will first provide with you a hearing test for each ear on five different key frequency ranges. Then, it will allow you to play your music from most streaming services like Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube. If you were to use this app each day, your ability to hear should improve after just a few weeks.

\\ Via Noiseporn //

Say Hello to YouTube Live…That Is, If You Have 10,000 Subscribers 

Do you upload content regularly to YouTube? Do you also have 10,000 subscribers? No? Prepare to wait for live streaming, then.

After a limited mobile beta test, YouTube finally released their answer to live streaming. Dubbed YouTube Live, there’s just one problem, though: it’s only available for “top content creators” with over 10,000 subscribers.

\\ Via Digital Music News // 

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