Industry News Roundup! // 05.18

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eMusic Relaunches Subscription Download Store

Digital music platform eMusic has today re-launched a subscription based music download store, which is a brave move, considering recent industry stats.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //


SiriusXM’s Pandora Buyout Could Be Back On – Report

It seems that satellite radio specialist SiriusXM may end up buying Pandora after all – for a pricetag of anything up to $2.7bn.Pandora

That’s according to a new report from the New York Post, which suggests that Sirius recently restarted talks with Pandora’s banks and is currently ‘discussing the size of a potential offer’.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //


Chris Cornell’s Best Cover Songs: From Michael Jackson to Led Zeppelin & Prince

Chris Cornell will forever be remembered for his towering, powerful vocals as the lead singer of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave.

\\ Via Billboard //


Music, Art, and Technology: A Discussion with III Points Founder, David Sinpoli

Many factors went into the creation of Miami’s growing, but still humble, underground electronic scene. The best recipe to describe this is a pound of dogged determination and an ounce of hope. And when it comes to Miami entrepreneurs pushing forth the underground scene, one of the first people that comes to mind is III Points Festival founder, and co-owner of Club Space, David Sinopoli.

\\ Via Noiseprn //


Apple is leaning away from a music strategy that’s disliked by labels and Kanye West

The idea of paying artists for “exclusives,” or windows when their albums appear only on a specific streaming service — like Apple Music, Spotify, or Tidal — has been hotly debated over the last year.

\\ Via Business Insider //

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