Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 24th, 2017. It was a rather quiet week, but still lots to talk about. Let’s get into it.
This may be the last easy year for streaming music. It needs new innovations and pricing if it wants to grow.
Users are leaving Snapchat for Instagram. It now has the same features, and this poster tells you why.
Old fashioned TV still drives the music business. But a lot less than in the past Remember when an appearance on Saturday Night Live was worth 150,000 album sales?
Universal Music And MQA make a deal. MQA may be the future format for streaming high-resolution music, and Universal is getting in on it early.
Alex Da Kid thinks there a new resurgence of indie labels coming. And he hopes his label leads the way.
Does owning your music matter anymore? Millions of streaming users say no but this article thinks differently. I’m not so sure I agree.
The big tech companies are still coming after the music business. Good or bad thing? Time will tell, but it looks inevitable.
And maybe Apple will end up with a music monopoly. It’s a long shot, but could happen.
Ed Sheeran is the biggest artist on Spotify worldwide. This is a bit of a surprise, but he’s killing it on the platform.
Look for more personalized ads coming from Pandora. Or just buy a subscription and go ad-free.
That’s the Music News Roundup of what went on in the music industry last week. Have a great week ahead!