Spotify Close to 'Creating Its First Physical Products' — www.billboard.com
Spotify’s long-known plan to create its own streaming device appears to ramping up, if several recent job postings are any indication.
Lyor Cohen on YouTube: ‘The music industry will recognise us as a huge value contributor’ — musically.com
Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music, has told Music Ally that 2018 will be “the year of music for YouTube and Google”.
Spotify Is Ad Age's 2018 In-House Agency of the Year — adage.com
The team’s output includes the “RapCaviar Pantheon,” a Brooklyn Museum exhibit that rendered hip-hop stars as Greco-Roman-style sculptures.
Pandora Gets Personal to Win Back Listeners and Advertisers — www.wsj.com
CEO Roger Lynch aims to stem its loss in users with new offerings and more-individualized advertising.
Paris-based music streaming service Deezer is making its platform available in Singapore through a partnership with the telco Singtel.
Facebook Licensing Deadline Nears For Indie Musicians — www.hypebot.com
The deadline for unaffiliated independent musicians and rightsholders to get paid for use of their music on Facebook by registering with the Harry Fox Agency’s Rumblefish division is just 3 weeks away.
SoundCloud: 'Do not think of us as a streaming service… we're a form of social media' — musically.com
How did Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert and other artists have such success building an audience on SoundCloud? Julia Killer has the answer.
Vydia Raises $7M For Music Video Distribution, Monetization – hypebot — www.hypebot.com
Vydia has completed a $7 million Series A funding round. The company now has more than 200,000 video creators that distribute, monetize, store and measure content using its centralized platform.
CDs on decline as dorm rooms become studios, streaming becomes king — www.thevermilion.com
From Best Buy to Spotify, the way people get their music has made the shift from the physical store to the iTunes Store, and now to subscription-based streaming.
A Bulgarian playlist-maker scammed the Spotify payout system for months last year – and could well have made themselves a millionaire off Daniel Ek’s platform.