Each week on Songwriter U, Songspace recaps the top stories in the world of music business. Here’s everything you need to know from the week ending on May 22nd. Spotify Announces New Content The major streaming service held a media event in New York City this week to unveil new parts of their platform, including the addition of original video, podcasts, and news sections. They also announced a new type of music discovery, where playlists will be recommended based on the user's past listening preferences, location, and the time of day. Read More... Sony's Contract With Spotify Leaked A contract between major label group Sony Music and Spotify was leaked online - then removed per Sony's request - and sparked a lot of conversation around streaming payments, labels, and artists. The contract is a major source of information, as these documents are usually kept private. The International Music Managers Forum took particular interest in the contract, noting how Sony seemed to earn a lot of money that was not necessarily shared with the artists. Read More... Jack White Defends Tidal In a recent post on his website for Third... Sign In to Keep Reading
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