How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Change The Music Industry

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Change The Music Industry

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The music industry is in crisis, outpaced by the digital revolution and unwilling to innovate and adapt. With all but the top-earning musicians struggling to get paid, the promise of a new technology that could support artists at both ends of scale seems almost too good to be true. Josh Hall finds out how the blockchain could upend the industry.

SoundCloud is starting to look like the first dead unicorn of its generation. ‘Unicorns’ - tech start-ups with a valuation of a billion dollars or more - are rare and precarious beasts, and no company sums up that precarity better than the Berlin-based streaming giant. Attacked on all sides by legal challenges, licensing issues and excessive downtime, the company is now frantically looking for a buyer to pull it out of the quagmire. Google is the latest suitor, rumored to be mulling a purchase for around $500 million - about half what the SoundCloud founders were demanding just a few months ago.

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Third Man Pressing Shares Grand Opening Details Vinyl Pressing Plant To Open February 25

Third Man Pressing Shares Grand Opening Details Vinyl Pressing Plant To Open February 25

No Comments 17 February 2017

Opening Day To Offer Tours, Will Feature Performances From The Mummies, The Oblivians And Craig Brown Band

Limited Edition, Detroit-Centric Vinyl Available On Opening Day With On-Site Hand Screen Printed Jackets All Pressed On The Premises

Third Man Records is set to open their highly anticipated pressing plant, Third Man Pressing to the public on Saturday, February 25th. Located in the heart of the Cass Corridor, Third Man Pressing brings a day filled with live music, freshly pressed all Detroit-centric limited edition vinyl, and tours. The event will be free and open to the public.

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Measuring Sound: How Data And Streaming Is Impacting The Music Industry

Measuring Sound: How Data And Streaming Is Impacting The Music Industry

No Comments 17 February 2017

Streaming services continue to disrupt our musical landscape. The streams of data they generate, however, will have the biggest impact on the music industry.

Streaming services have taken a well-aimed kick at the music establishment, with the likes of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and Pandora all making it possible for artists today to have a hit without radio airplay, media coverage or, indeed, the public having even heard of them.

By John Reynolds

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