Fraud, New SoundCloud Features, and European Regulation
February 15, 2019- AppleInsider
Apple is allowing current Apple Music subscribers to share one free month of the streaming service with a friend. Current Apple Music users are greeted with a "Give by Text" option that allows their friends to receive their customized link and one free month of streaming.
Joshua Sason, majority shareholder of PledgeMusic, received fraud charges unrelated to his involvement with PledgeMusic. Sason is charged with $25 million stock fraud.
February 19, 2019- musically
SoundCloud has added a new distribution element to their SoundCloud premium program. Artists who use this program will now have the option to have their music published on rival streaming services.
February 20, 2019- Music Tech Solutions
Social media in Europe continues to face push-back from the Parliament. Parliament recently published an articled titled "Disinformation and Fake News" which targeted social media platforms and user generated content.
February 20, 2019- musically
Songtradr acquired Big Sync Music, a British company that works to source music for various brand campaigns including Dove, Amazon, Samsung, and more.