How TikTok Chooses Which Songs Go Viral [Bloomberg] FULL STORY
The app’s hits seem to emerge organically, but the success of artists like Megan Thee Stallion reveals a highly managed curation process.

TikTok has 739M users who spend 89 minutes watching videos every day [Hypebot] FULL STORY

Where To Find Detailed Analytics for TikTok [Symphonic] FULL STORY

What does it mean to 'fix streaming'? [Keith Jopling / MIDiA] FULL STORY 

Why Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, Sting and Chris Martin are demanding the UK government 'fixes streaming' [MBW] FULL STORY
Apple will start enforcing the iPhone privacy change that Facebook is worried about next week [CNBC] FULL STORY
Advertisers have said that the privacy change will reduce the effectiveness and profitability of targeted ads and possibly roil the online advertising business.
The truth behind Apple Music’s higher payouts plus 5 key takeaways from its Open Letter To Artists [Hypebot] FULL STORY

3 facts about streaming music payouts [Hypebot] FULL STORY
Does Spotify pay artists a fair rate? Here’s what musicians, managers and Apple Music have to say [LA Times] FULL STORY

Spotify becomes ‘official’ way to share music, podcasts on Facebook [Hypebot] FULL STORY
Getting Google verified: How to claim your knowledge panel [Hypebot] FULL STORY
One of the first things a curious listener sees when they Google an artist is likely the knowledge panel that appears on the right side of the screen, so for a band or musician. Here, we look at how to get verified and claim that knowledge panel as your own!
Why SoundCloud has the music business right where it wants it. [MBW] FULL STORY 
Despite having a much bigger and diverse music library than the likes of Spotify, there isn’t a major differentiation in this part of SoundCloud’s business versus the rest of the market. What does differentiate SoundCloud, in a big way, is its second business – its artist-serving business.
Best music marketing practices for Twitter: 2021 edition [Hypebot] FULL STORY
On a platform as rapidly changing as Twitter, staying up do date on current marketing trends is critical to getting your music seen and heard by fans, both current and future.
(Guest intro by Julia Lauren from THE FOXIES!) In this latest installment, Jay and Mike discuss:
• 15 Years Of Spotify: How The Streaming Giant Has Changed And Reinvented The Music Industry
• The Music Streaming Debate: What The Artists, Songwriters And Industry Insiders Say
• Want To Make Your Music Blow Up On TikTok? Here Are 8 Proven Tips
What a Tease: Why Song Previews Became Crucial In Modern Music [Billboard] FULL STORY
Both superstars and rising artists are posting snippets of unreleased music more regularly. Can coming attractions of songs help artists cut through the streaming clutter?
MLC collects over $40m in first month of operations [MusicAlly] FULL STORY
80% of that pool was matched to musical works registered in the MLC’s database – “a figure that is in line with industry benchmarks for initial matching results” it says.
How to create an EPK using a template [Bandzoogle] FULL STORY
What Does a Live Gig NFT Mean for the Music Industry? Viberate Is First to Test the Concept [DMN] FULL STORY
Can tokenizing the rights to a live performance solve future bookings? At Viberate, the blockchain-based music research and analytics platform, we’ll soon test the concept in partnership with digital asset marketplace Blockparty.
L.A. club owners confront fresh new hell: a crashed government website and puzzling reopening rules [LA Times] FULL STORY 

Open Up And Say... 'Huh?': Nashville Venues Grapple With City's Lack Of Reopening Plan [NPR] FULL STORY
Universal generated over $1m per hour in Q1... and expects to go public this fall [MBW] FULL STORY
The star performer in UMG’s Q1 results should, by now, be no surprise: streaming. $2.20bn quarterly turnover was equivalent to $24.5m a day, or… yep… just over $1m an hour, across the expanse of Q1.
45 Lost Albums We Want To Hear [Stereogum] FULL STORY
Pop history is littered with the albums that could’ve been, the albums we could’ve heard. Sometimes we call these “lost” albums, the works that never quite came into focus, that suggest some path not fully taken.
What Is Hi-Fi Audio, and Should You Pay More for It? [Wired] FULL STORY
HERE’S A RIDDLE: If higher-quality audio sounds better, and better-sounding music is more enjoyable, then shouldn’t you stream music in the highest possible audio quality?
Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis on how Hipgnosis is flipping the music industry upside down [Straight Up] FULL STORY
Chic co-founder and super producer Nile Rodgers, along with his longtime manager Merck Mercuriadis, joins Straight Up to chat about how they’ve made a decades-long professional partnership work.


• Why Tencent Music's Stock Price Has Fallen and Can't Get Up [Billboard] FULL STORY
• Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess on Patreon, Cameo, Eligo, and more [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• THE SONG SOMMELIER: Nile Rodgers [Song Sommelier] FULL STORY
• Meet top music supervisor Ciara Elwis [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• Inside Prescription Songs, the Company Behind Some of 2020’s Biggest Hits [Billboard] FULL STORY
•  ‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars [Guardian] FULL STORY
• What Twitch Means For Dance Music [] FULL STORY
• U.S. Representatives Pen Letter Urging Biden to Investigate Live Nation-Ticketmaster ‘Monopoly’ [Variety] FULL STORY
• Facebook Reveals Its Big Push Into Audio [Morning Brew] FULL STORY
• The music industry’s centre of gravity is shifting [MIB] FULL STORY
• Brett James On Co-Writing Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take The Wheel" [CMT I Wrote That] FULL STORY
How TikTok is changing the face of guitar music [Guitar World] FULL STORY
• Music Executives Are Dominating the Industry Again [Bloomberg] FULL STORY
• Netflix is going 'wobbly' without fresh hits. The music biz is learning to live with the same thing. [MBW] FULL STORY
• Musicians Deserve a Better Music Modernization Act [David Turner] FULL STORY
• How Questlove and Oscars Producer Jesse Collins Are Changing Music at the 2021 Academy Awards [Variety] FULL STORY
• Why Don’t Some TV Shows Sound the Way They Used To? [NY Times] FULL STORY
• How To Set Up Your Discord Chat Server as a Musician [Symphonic] FULL STORY
• Airbit: A Place To Buy Beats From The World's Best Producers [Airbit] FULL STORY
• Better Noise Music & Beatchain Partner For The Fans [All Access] FULL STORY
• Canadian Idol' Judge Zack Werner Joins LyricFind [All Access] FULL STORY
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