Fraud, New SoundCloud Features, and European Regulation

February 22, 2019

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. 


February 19, 2019- billboard

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. 




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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. The podcast includes news roundups, interviews, and more. Our host is Dmitri Vietze, CEO of PR firm rock paper scissors.

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