Issue #365: Spotify vs. Apple; TiVo Metadata Links with Google’s Music Services; Oscars Drive Music Streaming Gains

Inside the war between Spotify and Apple
Inside the war between Spotify and Applemoney.cnn.com
Apple was one of several big tech companies that launched “Spotify killers” over the years. But Spotify survived and is now on the cusp of going public.

Spotify Picks Citadel Securities to Handle NYSE Debut
Spotify Picks Citadel Securities to Handle NYSE Debutwww.wsj.com
Spotify Technology has chosen electronic-trading firm Citadel Securities to oversee its unusual debut at the New York Stock Exchange, people familiar with the situation said.

Why Labels Are Reviving Campus Reps in the Streaming Era
Why Labels Are Reviving Campus Reps in the Streaming Erawww.billboard.com
Last fall, a select group of New York college students received copies of George Orwell’s Animal Farm in the mail and convened weeks later at a speakeasy in Manhattan’s East Village to discuss the 1945 novella over jerk chicken wings.

TiVo Music Metadata to Provide Select Artist Images to Google’s Music Services
TiVo Music Metadata to Provide Select Artist Images to Google’s Music Servicesplatformandstream.wordpress.com
TiVo today announced that Google has selected TiVo Music Metadata to provide select artist metadata and artist images for YouTube Red, YouTube Music and the Google Play Music store.

Oscars Drive Big Streaming Gains for Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige & More
Oscars Drive Big Streaming Gains for Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige & Morewww.billboard.com
Academy Award nominees Sufjan Stevens and Mary J. Blige saw big streaming gains in the wake of their performances on the Oscars.

Independent Music Collective Asks Majors to Share Spotify Equity Money
Independent Music Collective Asks Majors to Share Spotify Equity Moneyvariety.com
The Worldwide Independent Network has called upon the majors to share money earned from their Spotify equity with distributed labels.

Spotify Found Its Footing With a Hand From Record Labels
Spotify Found Its Footing With a Hand From Record Labelswww.bloomberg.com
The streaming company aided the music industry but needed a little help from its (sometime) friends.

New cars from Fiat Chrysler and VW will come with up to 6 months of free Apple Music
New cars from Fiat Chrysler and VW will come with up to 6 months of free Apple Musictechcrunch.com
Two major car manufacturers, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Volkswagen, announced today they will begin to offer free Apple Music subscriptions of up to..

Amazon, Spotify, and Tencent, now have a keen ear for Indian digital music
Amazon, Spotify, and Tencent, now have a keen ear for Indian digital musicqz.com
India’s digital music scene is having its moment. Over the last one week, India has seen at least two international e-music majors step up their game, while a local one has raised fresh funding.

Alibaba, NetEase Strike Chord on Music Streaming
Alibaba, NetEase Strike Chord on Music Streamingwww.alizila.com
Ali Music Group and NetEase Music will share parts of their libraries to give users an expanded catalogue of artists to choose from.

Why DAC Blockchain Is Bigger Than the Beatles And Better For Music Streaming
Why DAC Blockchain Is Bigger Than the Beatles And Better For Music Streamingwww.techbullion.com
The 21st century and the advent of the internet have changed the music industry more than any technology since Edison’s wax record first imprinted “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

Spotify's Daniel Ek Is Special But Not Mark Zuckerberg Special
Spotify's Daniel Ek Is Special But Not Mark Zuckerberg Specialwww.bloomberg.com
Super-voting rights are par for the course in California, but the Swedish music streamer is a riskier bet.

Why More and More Brands Are Catering to Country Music Fans
Why More and More Brands Are Catering to Country Music Fanswww.adweek.com

This growing enthusiasm for country music among brands makes dollars and sense. For starters, the fan base is diversifying as it expands.

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