Music Business Roundup: PRS Sues SoundCloud, Vine Introduces Music Options, & More

Zane Lowe 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 August 28th. PRS Sues SoundCloud After a reported five years of trying to negotiate with SoundCloud, the British performing rights organization PRS has decided to sue the company. SoundCloud has not received a license to play PRS rights holders' works, and have not fully responded to the claim that over 4,500 PRS works are illegally uploaded to their site (they only took down 250 posts). Read More... Vine Enhances Music Options The video service Vine has introduced some new features that allow users to easily add music to their Vines. You can now add music from your phone or from Vine's library of tracks to any video you want to post. Additionally, they have a "snap to beat" feature that helps you loop a track seamlessly so that there is no abrupt cut when the Vine loops -  which will make adding audio a better experience for video watches. Read More... Streaming Affects Release Dates Record labels have always carefully planned and emphasized their fourth quarter releases (October - December), largely based on the fact that many consumers would buy albums as Christmas gifts. However, with the rise of streaming, less people are buying CDs or vinyl for gifts - which makes... Sign In to Keep Reading

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