Rob Thomas, VNUE’s set.fm Raise More Than $10K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation

VNUE announced today that it raised more than $10,000 for the Sidewalk Angels Foundation from its instant live recordings of international superstar and Grammy-winner Rob Thomas‘ three sold-out January shows at the Borgata Casino Music Box in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This was the seventh consecutive year that Thomas held the Music Box shows fully benefiting Sidewalk Angels, and the recording of each show were made available immediately after they finished via VNUE’s set.fm as well as partner PledgeMusic.com. The intimate acoustic shows, which Thomas has described as “singer-songwriter storyteller events,” featured him performing a range of material from both Matchbox Twenty and his critically-acclaimed solo albums, as well as other material. Continue reading “Rob Thomas, VNUE’s set.fm Raise More Than $10K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation”

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Issue #380: Spotify’s Playlists vs. Radio; FLAC & the Future of Audio Streaming; Apple Music, Now with Videos

Spotify’s Playlists Are More Powerful Than Radio
Spotify’s Playlists Are More Powerful Than Radiowww.bloomberg.com
But how will the company cash in?

FLAC and the Future of Audio Streaming
FLAC and the Future of Audio Streamingwww.magneticmag.com
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codex. It is a file format that provides bit-perfect copies of CD music but that are half the size.

Apple adds music videos to its Apple Music streaming service
Apple adds music videos to its Apple Music streaming servicemusically.com
Apple Music is expanding its catalogue… with music videos. From today, Apple will have a catalogue of music videos – including curated playlists.

Pandora takes on Spotify with dozens of personalized playlists built using its Music Genome
Pandora takes on Spotify with dozens of personalized playlists built using its Music Genometechcrunch.com

Just ahead of Spotify’s public debut planned for early April, Pandora is punching its rival where it hurts: personalized playlists.

How the music industry could benefit from data technology convergence
How the music industry could benefit from data technology convergenceblog.jaak.io
This is the first piece of our Strategy Series, which will look at the paths to building decentralised infrastructure for the intellectual property industries.

IDAGIO Product Director Bas Grasmayer about the challenge of classical music streaming
IDAGIO Product Director Bas Grasmayer about the challenge of classical music streamingblog.idagio.com

“A lot of the excitement is in the challenge itself. We all value autonomy, so it’s important to me that all the team members are able to make decisions independently with the confidence that it makes sense in the context of the greater whole.”

Taylor Swift exclusive video puts Spotify back in her favor
Taylor Swift exclusive video puts Spotify back in her favorwww.cnet.com
Taylor Swift’s long-dormant feud with Spotify seems to be officially over, with the pop star launching a music video for “Delicate” only on Spotify.

SoundCloud Rap Has Its First No. 1 Album — Now What?
SoundCloud Rap Has Its First No. 1 Album — Now What?www.vulture.com
XXXTentacion’s No. 1 album: What is its significance for the future of SoundCloud rap, or is it the beginning of the end?

How Spotify can help artists & labels reach more fans
How Spotify can help artists & labels reach more fanshere.org.uk
For a long time now I’ve thought there is something missing from Spotify. Namely the ability for content creators, rights holders, record labels, publishers and more to reach their fans via advertising to Spotify’s audience of 159 million monthly active users.

Amazon India Inks Three New Partnerships For Amazon Prime Music Catalogue
Amazon India Inks Three New Partnerships For Amazon Prime Music Catalogueinc42.com
Strengthening its Prime music catalogue further, Amazon India has signed three content deals for Amazon Prime Music with Lahari Music, Muzik 247 and the Indian Performing Right Society.

AI-driven data could be the music industry's best marketing instrument
AI-driven data could be the music industry's best marketing instrumentventurebeat.com
The music industry is learning a new rhythm through the instrument of artificial intelligence. AI is revolutionizing insights and business strategies and fine-tuning the way we work, connect, learn, and play around the world.

Spotify changes the music industry's tune
Spotify changes the music industry's tunewww.itweb.co.za
Many recording industry figures say the streaming revolution, led by Spotify, crippled the commercial logic of recording music as a profession.

On Content Curation
On Content Curationmedium.com

Spotify’s personalized Discover Weekly playlists, Netflix’s sub-genres like “Critically Acclaimed Fight-the-System TV Shows,” and Facebook’s algorithmic newsfeed are each attempts to answer the question of how we curate content.

Streaming has changed the way that songs are titled
Streaming has changed the way that songs are titledwww.officialcharts.com
New research suggests that song titles are shorter because of our “shorter attention spans”.

Issue #380: Smart Speakers are Music Streaming’s New Battleground; InMusik Plans ICO to Start Music Streaming Service

Smart speakers are music streaming's new battleground
Smart speakers are music streaming's new battleground www.slashgear.com
Music streaming no longer seems to be the prized cow it once was but that doesn’t mean the battle has let up in the slightest.

InMusik plans initial coin offering to start music streaming service
InMusik plans initial coin offering to start music streaming servicetechcircle.vccircle.com

The company has developed its own cryptocurrency, Sound Coin, to power its music streaming service, which will reward both listeners and content creators on the value they provide to the community.

Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?
Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?www.bloomberg.com
Investors are about to decide whether it matters that the most popular music streaming service doesn’t make any money.

Warner Music Acquires A&R Data Startup Sodatone
Warner Music Acquires A&R Data Startup Sodatonewww.billboard.com
WMG announced on Wednesday it has acquired Sodatone, a tech startup that has developed an algorithmic platform that combines social, streaming and touring data to help identify unsigned talent.

Xiaomi Partners With Hungama To Bring Online Streaming To Mi Music App Update
Xiaomi Partners With Hungama To Bring Online Streaming To Mi Music App Updatebeebom.com
If you felt that Xiaomi’s native Mi Music app was just bare bones, well, think twice as the app has bagged an update to bring online streaming into the mix.

Taking The Music Industry Monopoly Seriously
Taking The Music Industry Monopoly Seriouslywww.hypebot.com
As weakening antitrust laws and consolidation of businesses continue, virtually every corner of the music industry is now controlled by a choice few companies, whether its streaming or live music, writes Will Meyer. Here he explores why these monopolies must be taken seriously.

Music streaming is booming—and still barely making money
Music streaming is booming—and still barely making money qz.com
The music industry can barely believe its luck. Revenue has risen—by quite a lot—for two years in a row now, after nosediving for two decades prior. According to a new report yesterday (March 22) from the trade group the Recording Industry Association of America, US music revenue soared 17% from 2016 to 2017, to a…

Spotify Comes 'Home' With First African Launch
Spotify Comes 'Home' With First African Launchwww.forbes.com
Africa is “the home continent of music historically,” Spotify MD of Emea Michael Krause said as the world’s largest streaming service launched in South Africa. “This is our first African country, our first step onto this continent. It’s really great to be here.”

Facebook is expanding its music licensing mission into Asia and beyond
Facebook is expanding its music licensing mission into Asia and beyondwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Facebook has secured major-league deals in the US and Europe with some of music’s biggest hitters over the past few months.

GoDaddy Ordered to Suspend Four Music Piracy Domains
GoDaddy Ordered to Suspend Four Music Piracy Domainstorrentfreak.com
GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, has been ordered to disable four domains that facilitate access to four ‘pirate’ music sites. The order was handed down via the Peruvian Copyright Commission following a complaint from a member organization of IFPI.

Naim Audio announces new premium music streamers
Naim Audio announces new premium music streamerswww.whathifi.com
There are three new products – the range-topping ND 555 (above, £12,999), the NDX 2 (£4999) and the entry-level ND5 XS2 (£1999).

APRA AMCOS, ARIA calls for local quotas on music streaming
APRA AMCOS, ARIA calls for local quotas on music streamingwww.afr.com
As streaming services globalise music like never before, Australia’s music industry is trying to make Spotify and its competitors commit to 25 per cent local content quotas.

Spotify ‘pay-for-playlisting’ issue rears its head again
Spotify ‘pay-for-playlisting’ issue rears its head againmusically.com
We’ve been here before with the issue of ‘playola’ – the notion that artists can pay to have their tracks added to popular playlists on Spotify.

Issue #379: Sony Overhauls Legacy Label to Adapt to Streaming; SoundMachine, Napster Partner for Expanded Music Subscription Service for Businesses

Sony Music Overhauls Legacy Label to Adapt to Streaming
Sony Music Overhauls Legacy Label to Adapt to Streamingvariety.com
Sony Music is overhauling its catalog-focused Legacy label to adapt to changes streaming has presented, a source tells Variety.

Spotify tells Wall Street it is going to have a very good year in 2018
Spotify tells Wall Street it is going to have a very good year in 2018www.recode.net
Ahead of its IPO, the streaming service offers its first-ever guidance: Revenue, subs, margins will be up, operating losses will go down

The White Buffalo to Offer Instant Live Recordings via VNUE’s set.fm
The White Buffalo to Offer Instant Live Recordings via VNUE’s set.fmplatformandstream.wordpress.com
VNUE will be recording the upcoming U.K. run from the roots, blues and soul-infused act The White Buffalo, a.k.a. songwriter Jake Smith, and making them available for download instantly via VNUE’s set.fm mobile content delivery app and website.

SoundMachine partners with Napster for retail-focused music service
SoundMachine partners with Napster for retail-focused music servicewww.musicweek.com
The service blends SoundMachine’s music subscription service for businesses with Napster’s music programming technology and catalogue.

The Real Slim Shady: Investing in Digital Music
The Real Slim Shady: Investing in Digital Musicthemarketmogul.com

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, in 2016 the global music industry grew by 5.9%. Digital revenue accounted for 50% of the global music revenue and digital revenue grew by 17.7%.

A super oversimplification on music rights, ownership and why it matters
A super oversimplification on music rights, ownership and why it matterswww.geeksandbeats.com
The latest in music and technology from The World’s Most Popular Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth

Neil Young on his new film Paradox, the power of music and the evils of streaming
Neil Young on his new film Paradox, the power of music and the evils of streamingwww.theglobeandmail.com
Young’s soundtrack to the Netflix film, which was directed and written by his partner Daryl Hannah, will be released Friday

Reliance, eyeing data use, buys into music streaming service
Reliance, eyeing data use, buys into music streaming serviceasia.nikkei.com
MUMBAI (NewsRise) — Reliance Industries deepened its foray into entertainment by purchasing a stake in Indian music streaming service Saavn, a move t

Spotify's Churn Rate and Inactive Subscribers: Should the Music Industry Be Concerned?
Spotify's Churn Rate and Inactive Subscribers: Should the Music Industry Be Concerned?www.billboard.com
The good news for Spotify is that its churn rate is steadily decreasing, even as its user growth continues to outpace those of Apple Music and other rivals.

Austin VR firm takes music lovers backstage at ‘Austin City Limits’
Austin VR firm takes music lovers backstage at ‘Austin City Limits’www.512tech.com
A local company is using cutting-edge technology to take music lovers behind the scenes at the long-…

LL COOL J Launches His New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio” on March 28
LL COOL J Launches His New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio” on March 28platformandstream.wordpress.com
SiriusXM announced today that LL COOL J will launch his new SiriusXM classic Hip-Hop channel on March 28 entitled LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio.”

The Pandora v. Spotify ad battle is on
The Pandora v. Spotify ad battle is onwww.axios.com

While both services have made the majority of their revenues off subscriptions, revenue growth opportunities for subscriptions are slowing as the market becomes more saturated.

Spotify launches black history hub with the help of Janelle Monáe
Spotify launches black history hub with the help of Janelle Monáeew.com

GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and actress, Janelle Monáe, kicks off Black History Is Happening Now campaign

The White Buffalo to Offer Instant Live Recordings via VNUE’s set.fm

VNUE will be recording the upcoming U.K. run from the roots, blues and soul-infused act The White Buffalo, a.k.a. songwriter Jake Smith, and making them available for download instantly via VNUE’s set.fm mobile content delivery app and website. The U.K. dates being recorded begin April 15 in Manchester and run through April 21 in London.

“I’m excited to have fans hear the stripped down ferocity and emotion of the live show,” Smith said. “We are an anomaly in today’s music scene by performing raw, with no bullshit, no smoke and mirrors, no effects, no backing tracks, no click tracks, and no loops. We are simply three guys, playing our respective instruments with our hearts and our sweat. Each night comes with its own set of unique mistakes and triumphs. I do feel a bit exposed by recording and releasing these rough mixes but, it is what it is, and that’s been my ethos all along. Keep it honest and real.” Continue reading “The White Buffalo to Offer Instant Live Recordings via VNUE’s set.fm”

LL COOL J Launches His Exclusive New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio” on March 28

SiriusXM announced today that LL COOL J will launch his new SiriusXM classic Hip-Hop channel on March 28 entitled LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio.”

The channel will feature a wide range of classic hip-hop content, music, interviews and in-depth retrospectives curated and presented by LL, as well as other innovators of hip-hop music, including Ice Cube, Stetsasonic, Eric B. & Rakim, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Kool Moe Dee, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Ultramagnetic MCs, Too Short, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Black Moon and Ice T.

LL: “If you wanna be a fly on the wall in the world of Classic Hip-Hop, SiriusXM’s ‘Rock the Bells Radio’ is for you. It’s where fans can come and be immersed in the music, the culture, the energy and the history of Classic Hip-Hop.” LL continues, “We’re gonna have great artists, legendary artists, lyricists, superstars, sex symbols. This is the place to be if you want uncut, raw, pure, classic Hip-Hop, but there’s one catch—it’s strictly for O.G.’s.” Continue reading “LL COOL J Launches His Exclusive New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio” on March 28″

Issue #378: Playlist Culture & Our Attention Spans; Spotify Isn’t Killing The Music Industry

The Music Industry's Playlist Culture And Our Attention Spans
The Music Industry's Playlist Culture And Our Attention Spansblog.reverbnation.com

In addition to delivering big profits to labels and publishers, playlists are helping new and unknown artists succeed in some profound ways.

Spotify Isn't Killing The Music Industry; It's A Tool For Enterprising Indie Artists
Spotify Isn't Killing The Music Industry; It's A Tool For Enterprising Indie Artistswww.forbes.com
For music artists coming of age at a time when all access is possible, the ability to make a living somewhere between starving artist and international star has never been more within reach.

What Will The Streaming Business Model Look Like Tomorrow?
What Will The Streaming Business Model Look Like Tomorrow?audiophilereview.com

What seems to be consistent regardless of the service is that the significant royalty fees charged by the record companies is so demanding that sustainable profit by the streaming services may be untenable over the next few years.

Will the Titans in the Market Sideline the Small Players in the Indian Music Streaming Industry?
Will the Titans in the Market Sideline the Small Players in the Indian Music Streaming Industry?www.entrepreneur.com
The fight to establish the early leadership in the growing segment among the titans has clearly come under the spotlight.

The Music Modernization Act: Making the Case for Open Data
The Music Modernization Act: Making the Case for Open Datarightstech.com

In addition to being a rare example these days of genuine bipartisanship in congress, the MMA has proved an even more rare example of consensus among nearly all the (frequently warring) institutional voices within the music industry.

Has Spotify changed music - and is it really worth $30 billion?
Has Spotify changed music – and is it really worth $30 billion?www.afr.com
As Spotify readies to list its financial worth is a riddle. Its musical value is also contentious.

Speakers Might Be the Next Thing in Your Car to Go the Way of the 8-Track
Speakers Might Be the Next Thing in Your Car to Go the Way of the 8-Trackwww.nytimes.com
A system that would turn the rear window into a subwoofer and A-pillars into tweeters could be the next wave in audio technology.

Tencent Music, Spotify’s strategic partner in China, is valued at over $12B
Tencent Music, Spotify’s strategic partner in China, is valued at over $12Btechcrunch.com

Spotify has shed light on another huge music company that has been tipped for IPO.

Spotify says path to profits clear ahead of April 3 listing
Spotify says path to profits clear ahead of April 3 listingwww.reuters.com
Streaming music leader Spotify said on Thursday it has a clear path to profit as it spelled out to investors its growth plans and how it aims to fend off big rivals Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc ahead of an April 3 listing.

Amazon’s Entry into the Ad-Free Online Music space
Amazon’s Entry into the Ad-Free Online Music space medium.com
Was reasonally surprised to see Amazon enter the Music space in India in a big way. Was a user on SoundCloud but that interest to be on that platform had been nearly non-existant for a long time now…

Spotify Cops To Its Problems And Reveals The Massive Ambitions Of Its Founder
Spotify Cops To Its Problems And Reveals The Massive Ambitions Of Its Founderwww.npr.org

Not exactly known for its transparency, the soon-to-be-public streaming giant offered an unprecedented look at its internal landscape.

Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ Is Streaming Ahead Of Release
Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ Is Streaming Ahead Of Releaseuproxx.com
’Golden Hour’ comes out on March 30th via MCA Nashville.

Opinion: Why Spotify outplays Apple Music
Opinion: Why Spotify outplays Apple Musicwww.orangemedianetwork.com
Spotify is the dominant music streaming services.

Facebook's Got Problems. They're Going to Impact Your Radio Station.
Facebook's Got Problems. They're Going to Impact Your Radio Station.jacobsmedia.com
As Facebook reacts to pressure over its role in the 2016 election, radio stations across America are seeing their social media interaction decline. What should they do about it?

Issue #377: Tencent Streams Beatles Albums on Path to IPO; How Much Do Spotify, Labels Need Each Other? Reliance to Merge Jio Music with Saavn

Tencent Music Streams Beatles Albums on Path to IPO
Tencent Music Streams Beatles Albums on Path to IPOwww.scmp.com

Tencent Music last year signed a distribution and licensing agreement with Universal Music, including to build Abbey Road Studios China.

Users of Tencent Music and three of its platforms, QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo, are able to listen to selected songs from 28 Beatles albums for free, with others available with a subscription.

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads
CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloadswww.engadget.com

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well.

How Much Do Spotify And Record Labels Still Need Each Other?
How Much Do Spotify And Record Labels Still Need Each Other?www.billboard.com
So far, Spotify’s relationship with the recording business has resembled many marriages, says MIDiA Research managing director Mark Mulligan: A passionate honeymoon, followed by a series of arguments over which partner is in charge, and then a realization that both depend on each other.

Reliance just took over Saavn in a strategic merger worth $1 Billion
Reliance just took over Saavn in a strategic merger worth $1 Billionin.pcmag.com

Another big turn in the Indian music streaming market.

Two Ways Scammers Game Spotify
Two Ways Scammers Game Spotifywww.bloomberg.com
Buy the streams or hack the playlists.

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are 'too similar'
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are 'too similar'www.bbc.com
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services need to diversify to survive.

Vinyl Me, Please CEO Matt Fiedler on Building a Record Club That Does What Spotify Can't
Vinyl Me, Please CEO Matt Fiedler on Building a Record Club That Does What Spotify Can'twww.billboard.com
Growing vinyl record sales over the past decade or so have proven fertile ground for the subscription-based record club Vinyl Me, Please to build its business.

Pandora Thinks Record Labels Need To Change For Streaming To Survive
Pandora Thinks Record Labels Need To Change For Streaming To Survivewww.digitaltrends.com
Pandora’s Elizabeth Moody spoke with Digital Trends about the changes that need to be made in the music industry in order for streaming services like Spotify and Pandora to become profitable.

Spotify Stream Fraud: 2 Million People Used Illicit Apps to Block Ads
Spotify Stream Fraud: 2 Million People Used Illicit Apps to Block Adsvariety.com
Spotify said it discovered 2 million users were accessing the streaming-music service using unauthorized apps that blocked ads.

Music streaming is a tough racket, unless you're Apple
Music streaming is a tough racket, unless you're Applewww.marketplace.org
Music licensing fees make it almost impossible to turn a profit in streaming.

Finally, Hoodoo Gurus' complete catalogue is on Spotify etc.
Finally, Hoodoo Gurus' complete catalogue is on Spotify etc.www.theindustryobserver.com.au
It’s thanks to their new partnership with Universal Music Australia and New Zealand.

Spotify's break came when founder got 'love letter’ from Napster
Spotify's break came when founder got 'love letter’ from Napsterwww.businessinsider.com

Sean Parker played a big part in Spotify’s global expansion.

It's Time For People To Learn How Streaming Really Works
It's Time For People To Learn How Streaming Really Workswww.hypebot.com

Despite it being the fastest growing form of music consumption, many people still don’t fully grasp how streaming works or, as this article maintains, doesn’t work.

How Spotify came to be worth billions
How Spotify came to be worth billionswww.bbc.com
As the company says its value could be more than £16.7bn, we take a look at its rise to the top.

Issue #376: Spotify Connects with Cadillac; Jack White Concert to Stream on Twitter; U.S. Music Revenue Up in 2017, Thanks to Streaming Services

Spotify Launches Integration With Cadillac Automobiles
Spotify Launches Integration With Cadillac Automobilesvariety.com
Spotify on Wednesday announced an integration with Cadillac automobiles, which sees the streaming service incorporated directly into the car’s “infotainment” system.

Jack White Concert for ‘Boarding House Reach’ Album Release to Be Live-Streamed on Twitter
Jack White Concert for ‘Boarding House Reach’ Album Release to Be Live-Streamed on Twittervariety.com
Jack White’s concert for the release of his third studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” will be live-streaming for free this Friday, exclusively on Twitter. The stream is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23, available exclusively on Twitter at live.twitter.com/jackwhite.

8tracks Partners With Spotify to Launch New 'Discoveries' Offering
8tracks Partners With Spotify to Launch New 'Discoveries' Offering
www.billboard.com

8tracks announced a new feature to their iOS mobile app Wednesday in partnership with Spotify.

U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services
U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Serviceswww.wsj.com

The music industry’s rebound continues as revenue in the U.S. rose significantly for two consecutive years for the first time since its 1999 peak, thanks almost entirely to the rise of streaming services.

How Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion and Discovery
How Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion and Discoverywww.tunecore.com

As music streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music continue to transform and revitalize the music industry, artists are just beginning to fully comprehend the seemingly limitless potential of new music discovery and promotion technology in 2018’s musical landscape.

How the rise of voice activation devices is changing the music industry and adland
How the rise of voice activation devices is changing the music industry and adlandthemusicnetwork.com

If 2017 was the year of the voice, this year sees the music industry finding new ways to embrace and cash in on voice-controlled technology.

Patty Smyth and Scandal to Offer Instant Live Recordings Via VNUE’s set.fm
Patty Smyth and Scandal to Offer Instant Live Recordings Via VNUE’s set.fmplatformandstream.wordpress.com
VNUE will be recording select dates from the upcoming U.S. tour from legendary rockers Patty Smyth and Scandal – and making them available for download instantly via VNUE’s set.fm mobile content delivery app and website.

New IDAGIO features: Works pages, a Windows app, improved search & offline functionality
New IDAGIO features: Works pages, a Windows app, improved search & offline functionalityblog.idagio.com
The IDAGIO product team is excited to share these new feature announcements. After months of improvements that were largely behind-the-curtains, we are happy to put the spotlight on these recently…

Music-discovery app Cymbal to shut down in June
Music-discovery app Cymbal to shut down in Junemusically.com
There’s another once-promising music startup heading for the deadpool: when it first emerged, Cymbal was one of our favourite music-discovery apps.

CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artists
CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artistsplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Spotify has proven vital to emerging and independent artists for distribution and income–and now as a launch pad for serious marketing efforts.

MQA Streams Live Hi-Res Music From London to Austin
MQA Streams Live Hi-Res Music From London to Austinhometheaterreview.com
MQA has announced the launch of MQA Live, which allows fans to listen to live hi-res music streams.

I love Spotify, but should I buy its stock?
I love Spotify, but should I buy its stock?www.theglobeandmail.com
Picking stocks based on how much you like a company is a good way to identify opportunities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy in

Tidal now streams music to both Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto
Tidal now streams music to both Amazon Fire TV and Android Autowww.engadget.com

When last we heard in December, Norwegian publication Dagens Næringsliv reported that music streaming service Tidal had enough cash to last about six months…

New online radio station intends to 'bring country back'
New online radio station intends to 'bring country back'www.kwtx.com
In a time when the lines between country music and pop are becoming more and more blurred there’s a new station in town that is drawing a clear distinction.

CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artists

Spotify has proven vital to emerging and independent artists for distribution and income–and now as a launch pad for serious marketing efforts. From a tiny fraction of overall listening ten years ago to a huge slice now, streaming platforms provide a new place for independent artists to actively engage fans.

Thanks to CD Baby’s recent new offerings via marketing platform Show.co, artists have more ways to reach listeners and build an audience. The coolest feature: pre-save campaigns that automatically convert post-release to “save,” a feature unique to CD Baby and show.co. It’s like the beloved iTunes pre-sale links, but for a new streaming reality.

CD Baby offers a set of tools that opens up possibilities once only within the reach of major labels–free to all CD Baby artists. Continue reading “CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artists”

Patty Smyth and Scandal to Offer Instant Live Recordings Via VNUE’s set.fm

VNUE will be recording select dates from the upcoming U.S. tour from legendary rockers Patty Smyth and Scandal – and making them available for download instantly via VNUE’s set.fm mobile content delivery app and website. Fans will also be able to pre-purchase a “Live Club” collectible VIP laminate which will allow them to collect and download any two shows on this tour.

The shows being recorded begin April 26 in Peekskill, New York, and continue through multiple shows on her spring and summer tour. Continue reading “Patty Smyth and Scandal to Offer Instant Live Recordings Via VNUE’s set.fm”