10 Music Tech stories you may have missed – October 2016

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Pics/Illustrations credits: Bloomberg, Paul Tuller, Soundcloud, Getty Images.   If you have been living under a rock, we got you covered! Here are 10 Music Tech stories that you may have missed in the last 30 days (or so).   1. Spotify in Talks to Acquire SoundCloud – via Variety/Financial Times According to a report from Financial Times and later …

Soundcloud to report monetized streams to Nielsen for Billboard charts

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Soundcloud has announced a few days ago their integration with Soundscan, that means Soundcloud’s ad-supported and subscription activity for monetized content will be reported to Nielsen’s Music Connect dashboard, under the ‘Other’ category. That activity will count towards Billboards charts but key word here is that ONLY tracks identified for monetization will be included. Below is the message from Soundcloud. …

New Demo Management System and Podcast updates

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We have made a few updates to our Demo system, Podcasts and promo system, here is a quick run down of whats new:   – DEMO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Demo pages will now be styled according to your label display options, meaning you can tweak your background, font and button colors to match those of your label. In addition to cosmetic changes …

Spotify launches in Japan

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Exciting news for Spotify fans, the company has officially announced today that it is now available in Japan on a invite-only basis. Japan is one of the biggest music markets in the world and Spotify is the first “freemium” platform available in the territory. Spotify in Japan offers: – Comprehensive catalog of Japanese and international artists – Unique discovery and …

Dubset and Label Engine Integration announced

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We are very excited to announce the integration of Dubset Media to our network of stores to help shape the future of mix content distribution!   Dubset Media is a technology solutions company for the music industry, focusing in the creation of a new marketplace for mixes, and build the foundation for new royalties through online streaming. Dubset offers an innovative …

Beatport has added three new genres to help organize the store

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UPDATE: After some backlash for the changes, Beatport has added Electro House back as a main genre. A big thanks for all your feedback re our genre changes. We've heard you and #ElectroHouse will be returning as a main genre next week. — Beatport (@beatport) September 15, 2016 Electro House is now back as a main genre on our store. …

10 Music Tech stories you may have missed

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Pics/Illustrations credits: Spotify, Ilya S Savenok, Jojo Sounthone, Getty Images.   If you have been living under a rock, we got you covered! Here are 10 Music Tech stories that you may have missed in the last 30 days (or so).   1. Spotify is out of contract with all three major labels – and wants to pay them less …

New Promo System Now Live

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After many months of work we are pleased to announce the launch of Label Engine’s new promo system! What’s new? We’ve rebuilt the promo page from the ground up allowing full customization options based on the release artwork. Label Engine will automatically pick the best colors to use with your release, or you can use our simple customization menu to select …

10 Music Tech Stories You May Have Missed

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It is always a good idea to stay informed with the happenings from around the world. If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with your latest music tech news, don’t worry, we got you covered!   1. Struggling SoundCloud may be looking for a buyer, seeking more than $1 billion – via Yahoo Tech Every outlet imaginable out …

Apple Music expands to South Korea and Israel

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Great news for Apple Music lovers and those in territories hoping to get their hands on the fast growing streaming service! Apple has officially announced that it is now available in South Korea and Israel, two very coveted territories for record labels and artists looking to breakthrough and showcase their music around the world. Asia is one of the hardest …