Edge Music Network Announces Partnership Agreement, Launch of ‘Artist Pages’

Edge Music Network is partnering with MondoTunes, as well as launching EMN’s official “Artist Pages” – designed to deliver a compelling new way for artists and musicians to establish connections with fans, venues and labels.

With modern architecture, deep navigation capabilities, advanced search tools and user-friendly features built from the ground up – EMN’s latest advances enable users to interact, book a band, watch live performances, follow artists on their official social media channels and connect through the platform’s chat capability.

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Issue #403: Spotify Tests Price Hike in Norway; Choon Debuts May 1; MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Free

Spotify to Raise Prices in Norway in Test of Customer Loyalty
Spotify to Raise Prices in Norway in Test of Customer Loyaltywww.bloomberg.com
Spotify Technology SA plans to start raising prices in Norway next month, a small-market test that may foreshadow increases for its global listeners later.

Choon will launch May 1st
Choon will launch May 1stmedium.com
After just over five months of heads-down engineering work, we’re happy to announce that the Choon platform will launch at 12PM US Pacific Time on May 1st, 2018.

MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Free
MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Freeplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Global digital music distributor MondoTunes announced it will provide free distribution of music uploaded before September 2015 for artists who return to the service.

Apple iTunes finally arrives in the Windows Store
Apple iTunes finally arrives in the Windows Storetechcrunch.com

With Microsoft’s BUILD 2018 conference right around the corner, the company just made good on a promise from last year’s conference; Apple iTunes is finally coming to the Windows Store.

Resonate, lifeID Partner to Improve How Music is Owned, Shared Online
Resonate, lifeID Partner to Improve How Music is Owned, Shared Onlineplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Resonate, the ethical music co-op, and lifeID, a leader in blockchain-based, self-sovereign identity solutions, are announcing they have joined forces to improve how music is owned and shared online.

Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution
Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolutionmusically.com
At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion of this trend.

Deezer SA partnership integrates radio, streaming
Deezer SA partnership integrates radio, streamingwww.musicinafrica.net
French streaming service Deezer yesterday announced a cross-platform streaming and radio partnership with award-winning South African radio station Hot 91.9 FM.

Czech music business sees double digit growth
Czech music business sees double digit growthwww.radio.cz
The revenues of Czech music business increased last year by 11 percent to 834 million crowns, according to a press release by the Czech branch of International Federation of Phonographic Industry.

Loudr Than Bombs: Has Spotify Finally Reached a Mechanical Licensing Armistice?
Loudr Than Bombs: Has Spotify Finally Reached a Mechanical Licensing Armistice?www.synchblog.com

What will Spotify’s recent acquisition of Loudr mean for the music publishing community?

Loss For Words: Is CD Quality Lossless or Lossy?
Loss For Words: Is CD Quality Lossless or Lossy?audiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff splits digital hairs to make a point…

Sony Classical Celebrates Living Stereo on Global Social Media, Streaming Platforms
Sony Classical Celebrates Living Stereo on Global Social Media, Streaming Platformsplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Sony Classical features one of the great brands in its historic catalogue of classical recordings – RCA Victor’s Living Stereo series – in a worldwide campaign across streaming, hi-res download and social media platforms.

Irish music but not as you know it: Spotify’s new Irish sound
Irish music but not as you know it: Spotify’s new Irish soundwww.irishtimes.com
The New Éire – ‘The next generation of urban sounds representing the Emerald Isle’

How To Promote Your Music Video in 7 Easy Steps
How To Promote Your Music Video in 7 Easy Stepsblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Although a high-quality music video always has the chance of going viral, that chance is SLIM if there’s no promotional strategy to back it up.

MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Free

Global digital music distributor MondoTunes announced it will provide free distribution of music uploaded before September 2015 for artists who return to the service.

The company made headlines in 2015 when it announced its innovative unlimited-uploads option. Today, that plan remains the most affordable way to publish your music over the world’s largest distribution network, especially for more prolific artists.

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Sony Classical Celebrates Living Stereo on Global Social Media, Streaming Platforms

Sony Classical features one of the great brands in its historic catalogue of classical recordings – RCA Victor’s Living Stereo series – in a worldwide campaign across streaming, hi-res download and social media platforms, beginning today (April 27) and continuing for two months.

Sixty years ago, RCA Victor celebrated the arrival of the stereo era with Living Stereo. The distinctive Living Stereo logo set new standards of fidelity in stereo playback, designed to highlight the label’s commitment to state-of-the-art recording. Now part of the Sony Classical label, these recordings have been restored over the last two decades with the greatest care and fidelity to their original sound.

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Issue #402: The Triumph of the Subscription Model; Fleetwood Mac on SiriusXM; Bandsintown Integrates Apple Music; Pandora in Atlanta

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners
Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listenerswww.wired.com
The streaming company proved it could get the Napster generation to subscribe. But will Spotify’s paywall make it profitable?

Fleetwood Mac Channel Coming to SiriusXM
Fleetwood Mac Channel Coming to SiriusXMwww.billboard.com

After having to deal with Lindsey Buckingham’s departure, looking for replacements and announcing a North American tour, Fleetwood Mac prove they’re stronger than ever, especially now as they launch a SiriusXM channel on May 1.

Bandsintown integrates Apple Music for in-app streaming
Bandsintown integrates Apple Music for in-app streamingwww.engadget.com
If you’re like me, looking at your local concert listings is usually accompanied by blasting the music of the bands you encounter along the way. That task typic…

Music streaming giant Pandora announces Atlanta expansion
Music streaming giant Pandora announces Atlanta expansionwww.underthegeorgiasun.com

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Pandora will expand its presence and create 250 jobs in Atlanta over the next three years.

Spotify streaming comes to Sky Q boxes
Spotify streaming comes to Sky Q boxes www.engadget.com
Spotify is available on Sky Q from today, letting you play music via your Sky Soundbox or stream music to your TV speakers via AirPlay or Bluetooth. It’s the fi…

YouTube Remix Promises Changes to Google Streaming Music
YouTube Remix Promises Changes to Google Streaming Musicfortune.com
Google could be working on a new effort, called YouTube Remix, that would dramatically change its streaming-music efforts.

”Now That’s What I Call Music!”: from 1983 to today
”Now That’s What I Call Music!”: from 1983 to todayquartzy.qz.com
If aliens find any record of our civilization, let it be one of these annual music compilations.

Music marketing in the streaming age: ‘Using the artists here is important’
Music marketing in the streaming age: ‘Using the artists here is important’musically.com
Against a backdrop of streaming being hailed – again – as the major driver behind the record industry’s slow but steady return to growth in the IFPI’s numbers for 2017, the importance of streaming services as marketing platforms was the theme of the opening panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in New York.

Sonos files for an IPO that may value the company at $3 billion
Sonos files for an IPO that may value the company at $3 billionwww.theverge.com
Sonos has confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC indicating it plans to hold an IPO as soon as this summer, according to a report today from The Wall Street Journal. The report says Sonos may be valued around $2.5 to $3 billion as a result.

Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnership
Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnershipwww.bizcommunity.com
Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming service announces the first radio partnership in South Africa with Hot 91.9 FM…

These five tricks will make your Spotify Discover Weekly playlists bang every week
These five tricks will make your Spotify Discover Weekly playlists bang every weekwww.shortlist.com

Good grief music is exhausting these days, isn’t it?

Music label sues Spotify over playlists -- and might have a case
Music label sues Spotify over playlists — and might have a casefortune.com
Some Spotify users make playlists that mirror compilation albums issued by Ministry of Sound, which the label calls infringement.

iHeart Names First EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue
iHeart Names First EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenuewww.radioworld.com
iHeartMedia Hires Justin Nesci for EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue along with Aaron Hyland for Baltimore market president

SiriusXM to Broadcast Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival

SiriusXM announced today that for the first time it will broadcast live performances and backstage interviews from the prestigious Stagecoach Country Music Festival located in Indio, California.

The exclusive radio broadcast will air on The Highway – Channel 56, and will include backstage interviews and live concert performances from Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Lee Brice, and more.

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Resonate, lifeID Partner to Improve How Music is Owned, Shared Online

Resonate, the ethical music co-op, and lifeID, a leader in blockchain-based, self-sovereign identity solutions, are announcing they have joined forces to improve how music is owned and shared online.

Resonate is a long-time proponent of blockchain technology, using it to enable a more efficient approach to music streaming. To fulfill key features of music ownership, management, user streaming rights and access, Resonate needed to integrate a blockchain-based identity solution.

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