Industry News Roundup // 12.14.2016

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Why 2016 Will Go Down As a Giant Year for the Global Recorded Music Business: Early indications are that the global recorded music business is set for its first significant recovery in over 15 years in 2016 – as streaming keeps growing in markets where many predicted it had hit its limit.

Source: Music Business Worldwide


screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-12-23-12-pmSpotify Wants to Bring On-Demand Features To Its Free Mobile Users: Spotify is testing a new feature called Jump In that would let its free mobile users get on-demand features in certain playlist, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Spotify would roll back its shuffle-only mandate on the free tier — at least partially — allowing mobile users to choose what song they want to listen to in select playlists.

Source: The Verge


Google Intermittently Blocking Access to Google started completely blocked access to on Friday, though it may have been temporary.  Up until this week, the site was the largest stream-ripping site on the web.

Source: Digital Music News


Music Industry Asks Trump to Crack Down on Illegal File-Sharing and Downloading Sites: A group of music industry organizations sent President-elect Donald Trump a letter today, urging him to focus on intellectual property protections during his presidency, Variety reports. The letter, signed by companies like ASCAP, BMI, and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), asks Trump to consider the issue of music piracy ahead of his Silicon Valley “tech summit” tomorrow.

Source: The Verge


For Music, Instagram is the New Facebook90% of Instagram users stream music and are twice as likely to pay for streaming than the general population. And 39% regularly attend big concerts (as opposed to 23% of general population) and 26% attend small local shows (as opposed to 15% of general population).

Source: Digital Music News
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