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The Latest on YouTube Music App, Widget and Google Play Store Access

YouTube Music, widget and integration with Waze in development on Android

Having recently improved the transition from a music video to the audio version only , YouTube Music is preparing to receive new and interesting features, as revealed by the decompilation of the latest version 3.27, already available on Play Store.

To analyze the version were as always the boys of APK Insight , the goal and look for lines of code not yet active, which describe features still in development and that could arrive in future versions. Youtube Music 3.27 highlights two possible novelties, the first refers to the integration with Waze , the GPS navigation application that already operates in a very similar way when used with Spotify. The strighe describes a “Waze-nav-bar” able to provide basic directions about routes while listening to audio content. There are also several icons related to navigation and the user interface, which we offer in the image below.

The second new arrival could be a widget for the home screen of Android phones , a new “app_widget_info.xml” resource describes a rather standard set of controls. The description defines the presence of the cover on the left side, flanked by the title of the song and the name of the artist, while below are the control buttons. The layout looks very similar to that of the Play Music widget, of course it is not yet active and it is not possible to describe it in great detail.

These possible novelties emerged from the decompilation of version 3.27, of course these functions are currently not available and it is not possible to define a possible date of arrival.

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Napster is Number 1 in Paying Artists Streaming Music Royalties

According to a report by Digital Music News:

Napster, the king of streaming music payouts, now pays out $0.019 per stream. To meet the monthly minimum wage amount in the US ($1,472), an artist needs 77,474 total plays.

TIDAL remains a top player. The service pays artists $0.0125 per stream.

Artists on TIDAL now need 117,760 total plays to earn $1,472. Taking third place, Apple Music now pays $0.00735. Deezer’s per-stream rate rose to $0.0064, placing it right behind GPM

Spotify reportedly pays $0.00437 per play

Right behind Spotify, Amazon now pays $0.00402

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How Napster Changed Music

Nowadays we are used to listening to music mainly in streaming , through services like Spotify , Apple Music and YouTube (both normal and in premium version ). But it has not always been this way: in the early 90s, at the dawn of the Internet, the recording industry was still doing great, and most people heard cassette music or CD music . Then, with the arrival of Napster , everything changed. Today 19 years have passed since the attempt of the record companies to stop the new digital reality, and we want to take this opportunity to tell you its story.

Let’s start from the beginning: it’s the 90s , and the recording industry completely controls its distribution. Most people listen to music from physical media or from the radio . The piracy already exists, but is mostly limited to people who rippano CDs or cassettes that impact. It is therefore a limited phenomenon, especially when compared to what is about to happen shortly thereafter.

June 1999: Shaw Fanning , an 18-year-old programmer, launches Napster . It is, “trivially”, a peer-to-peer file sharing service , or “peer” , not centralized and where all the nodes are equally important. Users, by installing the program, make available to all the music saved on their computer. It’s a revolution, with 80 million people registered at its peak. In colleges, where the connection speed is higher than average, up to 61% of the traffic is downloaded MP3 . Music labels can not remain in your hands.

On December 7, 1999 the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA , the US equivalent of FIMI ) sued Napster for copyright infringement . The trial lasts until the first half of 2001 , and in the meantime Napster continues to grow, thanks to media attention. Several artists are publicly siding against the “piracy” service. In particular, Metallica are the protagonists of both a further legal action against Napster and a controversial and provocative TV commercial.

Eventually the industry wins the case, and in the J uly 2001 Napster was forced to close. But it is too late: the paradigm shift has taken place, and Napster users simply migrate to other similar platforms, in a fragmentation that is hard to combat. It is not possible to go back, but there does not seem to be an easy solution to counter piracy. As long as someone does not invent it.

Steve Jobs, in 2001 , in agreement with the various music producers, launches iTunes . There was not even the iPod , presented later that year, but it is still an epoch-making change. Apple’s digital market is a commercial success , and it gives the industry a chance to truly enter the twenty-first century. The idea of ​​the album becomes old-fashioned, and they begin to dominate the individual songs, usually sold at 99 cents each . The landscape, however, is not as flourishing as before Napster: most of the distribution is no longer in the hands of production companies, and profit margins decrease considerably, especially for artists.

The download , legal and illegal, is not intended to remain. In 2005 YouTube arrives , and it’s another revolution. YouTube is now a platform used, as well as for amateur videos, to upload music illegally. YouTube is still the most used platform for on-demand music streaming . This time the record industry does not intervene as heavily as with Napster. On the one hand begin to emerge artists born on the web and close to this, started from the bottom thanks to digital platforms, on the other YouTube plays on the side of the industry, allowing the monetization of video and checking copyright infringements thanks to tools such as the Content ID .

In addition to Youtube, a whole series of services dedicated exclusively to streaming music, such as Spotify , Pandora and the same YouTube with YouTube Music , are starting to appear . Their mobile and flexible listening pattern changes the music industry once again. Apple itself begins to rely less and less on iTunes (at the beginning necessary to manage their iPhone ) and launches the Apple Music streaming service .

The transition to streaming and on-demand involves, with different timing and methods, other industries, such as film and television, with Netflix , Hulu and Amazon Prime Video . But while the latter, along with traditional networks and producers, bring more investment and greater content creation, this is not the case with music. Spotify, despite the enormous success, it is not yet active : Users premium are still much less than free , monetized with advertising, and profit margins for the various artists are very limited.

During the trial against Napster, public opinion has not simply divided into “scroungers” and people who instead recognize the right of artists to be paid for their work. There are also those in Napster who see a possibility, a democratization of music, with the possibility for some artists to be known by the public without going through contracts with record companies. Moreover, not all are convinced of the close link between illegal downloads and sales decline , indeed: some argue that, with the ability to more easily know more artists, people end up buying albums that otherwise would not even considered.

If these speeches seem familiar to you, you are right: the diatribe between those who see the network as a democratic place and those who see it as a place without rules has emerged many times over the years. When Taylor Swift went against Spotify , it was not a different attack than Metallica made against Napster. When people say that the illegal downloads of HBO’s TV series , like Game of Thrones , are actually a good thing, because they expand the pool of people who will then buy DVDs and merchandising, it is nothing that had not already been said at the beginning of the 2000s for Napster. The speech is obviously very complex, and it is neither easy nor correct to express a valid judgment for everyone.

You may be surprised to know that Napster still exists: after its closure, the logo and the brand have passed through many hands. Following the bankruptcy, the company was bought by Roxio , who rebels his Pressplay music service with the name Napster 2.0 . In 2008, it was sold to Best Buy , and in 2011 it was merged with the Rhapsody streaming service , which permanently changed its name to Napster in 2016. In a sense, therefore, Napster still lives , even if completely different from phenomenon that was in the 90s. Who knows that the future does not give us surprises, with a Napster again protagonist under another guise.

YouTube Music Streaming App Introduces New Features and Options in 4th Quarter 2018 Like Quality Settings

YouTube Music for Android updates | new streaming and download quality options

Google has released an update for its Youtube Music application for the Android platform.

The new features consist of new quality management options streaming and download.

As promised by Google, which last month had announcedconstant updates with improvements for its applications, today Youtube Music for Anroid has received an update.

Youtube Music for Android : new options for audio quality and downloads The new update has the main purpose of allowing the user to better manage the quality of streaming or downloads when watching videos or listening to Music with the application in question.

Barangay LS 97.1 Live Audio Streaming on YouTube

DWLS FM Barangay LS 97.1 live audio streaming has been the most requested by listeners and fans from overall the world.

Especially from OFW listeners, they have been asking and looking for reliable internet streaming of the station.

It used to be that only DZBB is the only GMA radio station streaming on the web. But now, DWLS finally has their own webcast.

To tune, visit http://www.gmanetwork.com/radio and there you will have an option to listen to DZBB AM or DWLS Barangay LS 97.1.

Opening the link will point to a popup window so make sure you web browser allows popups.

Then it will display an embedded audio player using YouTube. This means DWLS is streaming their radio broadcast using YouTube.

You cannot find though the live streaming video if you search it on YouTube website or YouTube app that is because the video is unlisted.

Now there are many benefits to streaming your radio station’s broadcast to Youtube, first it is free, reliable and the reach is unbelievably wide.

There is also this opportunity to monetize the streaming using ads or superchats and memberships given that their streaming video is uploaded by their verified GMA Network channel account.

There are however downsides too. If you don’t like other websites embedding your video that can be tricky although you turn off the embed option, that means your listeners can only listen or watch to your streaming video from the YouTube website or YouTube app.

Now that is a double edged sword for GMA because they want to embed their video onto their own webpage, disabling the embedding option means they cannot embed their video onto their own website, which by the way is also monetized by Adsense.

Another downside that the Content ID or Copyright matching on YouTube is aggressive. Even with a verified and known major YouTube channel owner like GMA Network they are still not spared from the copyright strikes or Content ID matches on YouTube. This means anytime, their streaming video can be taken down which is bad for listeners.

Unless of course they have a special arrangement with YouTube they will be spared from that.

The good news is that the listeners are the winners, finally they can listen to their favorite radio shows on DWLS Barangay LS 97.1.

It is clear though if this streaming capability is available to listeners outside the Philippines.

You can tune in at https://www.gmanetwork.com/radio

Why Smartphone Users Are Leaving Spotify And Transferred to Apple Music

Family packages and student discounts, but in the meantime Spotify slips to second place in the US in the ranking of the most used services for music streaming.

In February, the Wall Street Journal published a surprising report: according to the research of the newspaper, it was expected that the estimate of subscribers to the main competitor, Apple Music, would have surpassed those of Spotify already by this summer.

At the beginning of the month, a further investigation confirmed that the prophecy of the Wall Street Journal has come true: now Apple is in front of Spotify for the number of subscribers to the platform.

Now, a new study explains why Spotify has apparently "lost" the music streaming wars in the United States. And because it will continue to stay behind.

So, why do so many Americans easily leave Spotify? Options, options and options. Maybe too much choice.

Also according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Music has a subscriber growth rate of 5 %. However, the newspaper admitted that analysts should not expect the service to replicate its success worldwide. Instead, Spotify has a 2% subscriber growth rate in the United States, and a fabulous 7% worldwide.

Why does Spotify have a lower subscriber growth rate in the United States? Josh Lowitz , CIRP’s partner and co-founder, simply explains that the fight is tight: "The United States is a very competitive market with a number of valid options for both free and paid streaming music."

Just think of Amazon : the eCommerce giant has 90 million subscribers in the US alone and the number goes up every quarter. Amazon offers two different types of music package to its subscribers: the free one, Prime Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited at a discounted price. Would it make sense to pay around ten dollars a month more for a Spotify subscription ?

Ex Apple Music Executive is now also an Ex-Uber Officer

The former Apple manager was one of the most famous faces of Apple Music and iTunes: now Bozoma Saint John leaves Uber after only a year in which he was responsible for the brand, charged with renewing and improving the image of Uber in the days perhaps more blinds for the rental service

Bozoma Saint John became famous during the 2015 and 2016 Apple keynote when he took the stage to present the news of the Cupertino music sector: at that time he was responsible for the global marketing of Apple Music and iTunes.

In June of last year, the news: the woman manager left Apple to become responsible for the Uber brand.

Bozoma Saint John the energetic former manager of Apple Music leaves Uber after a yearJust a year later another change of role and company: Bozoma Saint John, for friends and colleagues “Boz” becomes marketing manager of Endeavor, a company specializing in the selection of entrepreneurial talents.

Even if the position in Uber lasted only one year, it was anything but negative. When Bozoma arrived in Uber, the company was challenged in several important markets in which it operated, both by political and government representatives and by the associations of half-world taxi drivers for having distorted a service and a consolidated sector for decades.

Added to this were the scandals generated by the behavior and attitude of Travis Kalanick, co-founder and then CEO of Uber, who left his positions in the company a few days after Bozoma’s entry into the company.

For a year Bozoma was the public face of Uber in the US, not only participating in technology conferences with media and press, but also releasing numerous interviews to all the major newspapers, including Vogue, New York Magazine, Glamor and Cosmopolitan.

Also thanks to Bozoma the image of Uber has definitely improved in recent months, a work of embellishment and cleanliness that has contributed to the change at the top. The new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi who replaced Kalanick took on a much more conciliatory and responsible tone than his predecessor.

The appreciation of Bozoma’s work in Uber comes from the CEO in office “I want to thank Boz for his contributions over the past year,” says Dara Khosrowshahi. “Boz joined Uber at a time when the company he was suffering, but his energy, optimism, and creativity were a key part of our turnaround. “

Former ABS-CBN, RMN Radio DJ Launches Online Station From Bangkok

DJ Don is a former disc jockey at ABS-CBN Visayas and RMN. Now based in Bangkok, Thailand, the Don has launched CH19 FM serving Filipinos in Bangkok and the world.

Now working as a professional in Thailand, Dondon Valles Jr Pisenable launched the station back in 2012 to cater to the needs of the Filipinos in the country for OPM music and Pinoy content.

Aside from Original Pilipino Music, he also formatted the station to be more familiar to the radio tastes of Filipinos now working and living in Bangkok with programs like late night mellow songs.

On weekends, CH19 showcases the biggest hits of the week with the Big Ten and OPM Top Ten Weekly.

His passion for music and radio fuels the station. He studies mass media at Divine World University in Tacloban and Leyte Normal University.

Tune in and download the CH19 mobile now via Google Play and Apple iTunes App Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=th.radio.channel19&hl=en

https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/channel-19-digital-fm-radio/id1023725656?l=th&mt=8