Day: 15 mars 2018

10 key talking points from the Spotify investor day

Spotify held its ‘investor day’ event earlier this evening, revealing that it will go public on 3 April in the process. You can read our liveblog of the event here. But what did we learn from the nearly-three-hour series of presentations from Spotify’s management? Here are some takeaways to chew on.
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Merlin signs deals with NetEase, Tencent and Alibaba in China

Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced agreements with the three biggest music-streaming service owners in China: Tencent, NetEase and Alibaba.
The deals will see the catalogue represented by Merlin – music from more than 20,000 independent labels and distributors – made available on Chinese streaming services including NetEase Cloud Music, Xiami, QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo.
The important point here is that these deals are non-exclusive. They buck the existing trend for western music companies to sign a single, exclusive deal with one of these companies. For example Universal Music’s Tencent partnership in May 2017, or Cooking Vinyl’s Alibaba deal in August.
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Indie labels see boom in payouts from Latin American streaming services

Indie-labels licensing agency Merlin says that its members’ earnings from Latin America have grown five-fold in the last three years, fuelled by music-streaming services.
The company expects to generate more than $60m of audio-streaming revenues from Latin America for its member labels in 2018.
Merlin CEO Charles Caldas will be flagging up the Latin American growth in his appearance at the SXSW conference in Austin later today.
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Linkfire gets a deeper data partnership with Pandora

Linkfire has become a popular tool for music marketers using ‘smart links’ to direct fans to artists’ music on digital services, while getting analytics back from those clicks.
Now the company has announced a deeper partnership with one of those services, Pandora, which will be providing Linkfire with “advanced attribution data” for its customers to use.
It’s the first such deal for the startup. Artists will now be able to see whether fans have played, saved or shared their songs, albums and playlists within Pandora.
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