In The Know: SoStereo's Weekly Music News Summary July 13, 2018

SoStereo's weekly music news summary with news happening at Sprint, YouTube and Arista Records.
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Arista Records Returns To Sony Music Roster:

A sign that the recording business is booming again, Arista Records is being relaunched by Sony Music after being shut down in 2011. The label was originally founded in 1974 by Clive Davis and served as the home of superstars like Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, and Aretha Franklin. David Massey, who was the CEO of Island Records, will lead it.

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Spring Selling Unlimited Plus Bundles With Tidal Attached:

At long last the partnership between Sprint and Tidal maybe starting to bear fruit after Sprint bought a 33% stake in the streaming service in 2017. We will see if Tidal can get past the accusations of fraudulent numbers, but if they can, Sprint has unveiled some new “unlimited” plans, the first being a more slimmed down version with a worse hotspot. The second is like the existing plan, but more expensive at $70. However, it does come with the basic Tidal plan (without lossless audio), so if you want to have both, then this may be for you.

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YouTube launches New Tool To Protect Creators’ Content:

YouTube announced this week that creators with over 100,000 subscribers will have access to its Copyright Match Tool that will allow them to flag unauthorized re-uploads. The tool scans other videos that are exactly the same or similar to yours and gives the user the option to take action through a takedown request.

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