Let’s Talk About Music:

Chapter 1. The end of iTunes.
Chapter 2. The Money.
Chapter 3: The Future of Music

Chapter 1. The end of iTunes.

Apple has brought iTunes to an end – let the streaming wars commence
https://www.europeanceo.com/lifestyle/apple-has-brought-itunes-to-an-end-let-the-streaming-wars-commence/

Daily Crunch: Apple Music comes to the web
https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/27/apple-music-surpasses-60-million-subscribers/

Chapter 2. The Money.

Streaming makes up 80 percent of the music industry’s revenue
https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20852568/streaming-revenue-growth-spotify-apple-music-industry-ariana-grande-drake-taylor-swift

Paid streaming music subscriptions in US top 60M, says RIAA
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/06/paid-streaming-music-subscriptions-in-u-s-top-60m-says-riaa/

APPLE WANTED TO IMPROVE SONGWRITER PAY TO $0.00091 PER STREAM. SPOTIFY AND GOOGLE WEREN’T KEEN.
You should ditch Spotify until it ditches its latest policy

YouTube Music cracks down on rampant chart manipulation with new pay-for-play ban
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/13/youtube-music-cracks-down-on-rampant-chart-manipulation-with-new-pay-for-play-ban/

Chapter 3: The Battles:

Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/12/spotify-acquires-soundbetter-an-online-marketplace-for-sound-engineers-and-producers/

How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services
https://pitchfork.com/features/article/how-artist-imposters-and-fake-songs-sneak-onto-streaming-services/

Music publishers double claims against Peloton to $300 million
https://nypost.com/2019/09/13/music-publishers-double-claims-against-peloton-to-300-million/

Tidal vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service has the features you need?
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/tidal-vs-spotify/

Chapter 4: (bonus chapter)

https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/profile-joe-diprimas-musical-lightning-bolts

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