Music Biz Headlines: April 17, 2017

Current news and features we unearthed from around the web we thought you might like to read today...

Tunecore offering artist advances: The collection platform has begun offering its clients automated advances based on their future distribution sales revenue -- MBW

Streaming booming, sales resilient in UK music market: BPI report shows a five percent uptick in Brit music market in 2016 -- Billboard

Why the R&R Hall of Fame should go on hiatus: Here's what happens if we freeze the hall for five years: We go from slim pickings to an embarrassment of riches -- Andy Langer, Esquire

AI composers fine tuning their programming: Like it or not, computers are learning to write songs and create music and some day nerds will replace the likes of John Williams -- John Paul Titlow, Fast Company

Japan launches push to save TPP: The 11 nations are expected to start discussing the issue at a meeting of their chief negotiators in Canada in early May -- Bangkok Post

What to see at CMW: With 1,000 artists playing at 60 venues over six nights it's nice to have a cheat-sheet to help guide one through the maze -- Gilles LeBlanc,

8 companies that are coupling AI with music -- Abhinav Mohapatra, Techseen

Western YouTube stars look to crack the Chinese social networks: Adapting content for localized platforms can produce astonishing results -- Yuyu Chen, Digiday

New Kendrick Lamar includes BadBadNotGoodBillboard

Kendrick Lamar keeps it simple as he commands Coachella's main stageLA Times

First Dylan went electric, then he went country: His 1967 album John Wesley Harding helped spawn the country-rock and Americana movements – Geoffrey Himes, Paste

Ray Davies on understanding hipsters, not talking to Pete Townshend – and why he fled Tony Blair’s Britain: On the eve of releasing his new solo album Americana, the Kinks mainman sounds off in entertaining fashion– Kate Mossman, New Statesman

Marshall Chess on Chuck Berry's Funeral: I have to say I was disappointed that the English guys didn’t show up to the funeral. They know who they are: Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton. They owe Chuck everything. They should have chartered a plane, and they should have played for his family -- Billboard

Coachella isn’t all that chill about its brand:  The company behind the hippie-chic music festival is less than sanguine when it comes to defending its intellectual property -- Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

Q&A with Paul Haagenson, Live Nation Canada -- Amplify

Prince estate in turmoil as UMG may void $30M contract: Who owns what and for what term complicate matters as the clock ticks on older catalogue of hits -- Variety

Built on steel, Pittsburgh now thrives on culture: The slow gentrification of a city once known for its smokestacks and bridges -- Lucas Peterson, NYT

Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella and is part of a pattern of high-tech, high-profile audio snafus of late -- Mail Online

The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law -- U of Ottawa Press

Now you can watch live performances from home — but at what cost?: As big-time productions, from Stratford to Massey Hall to Berlin, embrace the digital concert hall, local performances risk facing empty seats – Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail




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