Issue #367: Music Streaming’s Greatest Hopes; Virtual Music Festivals are Coming; Bose’s New Audio Augmented Reality Platform

Why Music Streaming's Greatest Hopes Are Spotify's Toughest Challenges
Why Music Streaming's Greatest Hopes Are Spotify's Toughest Challengeswww.billboard.com
In some ways, Spotify’s official filing to go public extends much of the same narrative it has heralded to the music industry over the past few years.

Facebook and Warner Music Group Announce Licensing Deal
Facebook and Warner Music Group Announce Licensing Dealvariety.com
Warner Music Group and Facebook today announced licensing agreements covering the music company’s recorded music and publishing catalogs.

FCA Buyers Get a Free Trial of Apple Music
FCA Buyers Get a Free Trial of Apple Musicwww.thedrive.com
FCA car buyers can get up to six months of Apple Music for free.

Where's My Local Audio Society?
Where's My Local Audio Society?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson wonders what happened to Audio Societies in his hometown.

Google’s latest search feature is official posts from musicians
Google’s latest search feature is official posts from musiciansmusically.com
The question of what appears in Google search results when people look for their favourite music artists has sparked controversy in the past.

Spotify Launches 'Amplify' Hub
Spotify Launches 'Amplify' Hubfortune.com
Spotify launched Amplify to tie in with International Women’s Day, beginning with curated playlists and podcasts that focus on women.

Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMP
Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMPlifehacker.com
iOS/Android: Spotify works great for music sharing and third-party plugins. Apple Music works great for offline play.

Spotify Owned uTorrent Before BitTorrent Inc. Acquired It
Spotify Owned uTorrent Before BitTorrent Inc. Acquired Ittorrentfreak.com
As Spotify prepares to collect billions of dollars with a listing on the New York Stock exchange, a little-known fact about the company has emerged.

Millions of Music Hits May Soon Be for Sale. Will Sony Buy?
Millions of Music Hits May Soon Be for Sale. Will Sony Buy?www.bloomberg.com
Sony Corp. held preliminary talks to acquire a majority stake in EMI Music Publishing, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as its Abu Dhabi-based owner seeks to cash in on the booming market for streamed music.

Bose Introduces Audio Augmented Reality Platform
Bose Introduces Audio Augmented Reality Platformplatformandstream.wordpress.com
At SXSW, Bose introduces Bose AR, the world’s first audio augmented reality platform, and glasses to hear— a Bose AR prototype that launches the future of mobile sound.

Spotify plays the long game with Family and Student Plans even as revenue per user drops
Spotify plays the long game with Family and Student Plans even as revenue per user dropstechcrunch.com
Spotify’s “Family Plan,” a variation of which launched in 2014, as well as its “Student Plan” appear to be driving a significant portion of the company’s..

Virtual Music Festivals Are Coming
Virtual Music Festivals Are Comingwww.billboard.com
Virtual concert experiences may well be the future of live streaming and on Thursday social music VR platform Endless Riff took a big step in expanding its reach with its addition to the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR.

Rihanna Now Highest Streamed Female Artist On Apple Music
Rihanna Now Highest Streamed Female Artist On Apple Musichiphopdx.com
Rihanna hits two billion streams on Apple Music, making her the most listened to female artist in the company’s history.

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