Smart Speakers, Spotify Blocking Racist Music, and Payment for YouTube Content Creators

August 22, 2017

Digital Music News – August 20, 2017
How much does YouTube pay content creators? A musician debunks the claim that he is paid $3 for every 1,000 views and insists that he is making only 1/50th of that amount. 


Hypebot – August 15, 2017
Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are set to boost interest in music streaming services. Pandora reports that listening on smart speakers has increased 282% in just over a year. 


The Next Web – August 14, 2017
Spotify has taken the top spot with their user-friendly features and plethora of musical content. For the better part of 2017, Spotify has been the #1 most downloaded music app in the United States. 


TechCrunch – August 14, 2017

The CMA Music Festival, that was aired on ABC, went high tech with YouTube’s 360 technology. The feature gives fans at home the ability to feel like they are experiencing the live performance in a way that is similar to what the artist feels while looking into the crows.  


Complete Music Update – August 17, 2017
In response to an article by Digital Music News, Spotify has removed music from various musical acts that were identified as racist “hate bands”. According to Spotify, they typically rely on the record label to expel illegal and discriminatory content. 




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