Issue #355: Spotify Close to ‘Creating Its First Physical Products’; Pandora Gets Personal to Win Back Listeners, Advertisers

Spotify Close to 'Creating Its First Physical Products'
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’
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
Spotify Is Ad Age's 2018 In-House Agency of the Yearadage.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
Pandora Gets Personal to Win Back Listeners and Advertiserswww.wsj.com
CEO Roger Lynch aims to stem its loss in users with new offerings and more-individualized advertising.

Music streaming service Deezer moves into Singapore with Singtel deal
Music streaming service Deezer moves into Singapore with Singtel dealwww.mumbrella.asia

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
Facebook Licensing Deadline Nears For Indie Musicianswww.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'
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.

How To Successfully Weaponize Your Data
How To Successfully Weaponize Your Datawww.forbes.com
The key to beating your competition is having better data — not necessarily more of it, but the data your competitors do not have.

Vydia Raises $7M For Music Video Distribution, Monetization - hypebot
Vydia Raises $7M For Music Video Distribution, Monetization – hypebotwww.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
CDs on decline as dorm rooms become studios, streaming becomes kingwww.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.

The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service?
The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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.

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