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
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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.