Issue #394: Ad Tech Streams Into Audio; iHeartRadio Opens Playlists to All Users; Apple Music’s Hip-Hop Boss Exiting for Spotify

Pandora vs. Spotify: Ad tech streams into audio
Pandora vs. Spotify: Ad tech streams into audioadage.com
Pandora and Spotify are offering new tools … if brands are ready.

Apple Music’s Hip-Hop Programming Head Carl Chery Exiting for Spotify
Apple Music’s Hip-Hop Programming Head Carl Chery Exiting for Spotifyvariety.com
Carl Chery, Apple Music’s head of artist curation overseeing hip-hop and R&B, is leaving for Spotify, home to popular playlist RapCaviar.

iHeartRadio opens up its playlists to all users with launch of Playlist Radio
iHeartRadio opens up its playlists to all users with launch of Playlist Radiotechcrunch.com

The company is adding a new feature for all users – both free and paid – that blurs the lines between streaming radio and the typically premium-only option of using playlists: Playlist Radio.

Anybody out there still listening to music on AM or FM radio?
Anybody out there still listening to music on AM or FM radio?www.cnet.com
Radio isn’t dead yet, but its future isn’t exactly healthy.

Qobuz Names Music-Industry Veteran New CEO
Qobuz Names Music-Industry Veteran New CEOplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Qobuz, the European high resolution music streaming and downloading service, has named music-industry veteran Yann Miossec as its new CEO.

Fraud Detection Software Is Coming to the Music Industry — And It Will Change Everything
Fraud Detection Software Is Coming to the Music Industry — And It Will Change Everythingwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Up until this point, it’s been extremely difficult to detect fraud in music industry royalty statements.  That’s about to change in a very serious way.

What kind of songs don't qualify for YouTube Content ID?
What kind of songs don't qualify for YouTube Content ID?diymusician.cdbaby.com

Some audio is not eligible for monetization via Content ID on YouTube.

Jason Aldean's 'Rearview Town' to Test New Model for Spotify, YouTube: Streaming First for Paying Subscriber
Jason Aldean's 'Rearview Town' to Test New Model for Spotify, YouTube: Streaming First for Paying Subscriberwww.billboard.com
For the first two weeks of its release, Jason Aldean’s ‘Rearview Town,’ out Friday, will be available only on the premium tier of all subscription services, Billboard has confirmed.

Our Top 10 iOS Apps for Songwriters and Music Makers
Our Top 10 iOS Apps for Songwriters and Music Makersflypaper.soundfly.com
As the music creation process turns more digital, smartphone apps have started to help songwriters, composers and producers make music. Here are our faves.

Spotify's Public Listing Has Gone Better Than Expected -- Now What?
Spotify's Public Listing Has Gone Better Than Expected — Now What?www.billboard.com
Spotify’s first seven days as a public company have gone better than expected, but there’s still plenty more it needs to prove before the real celebrations can begin.

APRA AMCOS' Dean Ormston working on monitoring framework to tackle music quotas
APRA AMCOS' Dean Ormston working on monitoring framework to tackle music quotaswww.theindustryobserver.com.au
“We don’t want to have World War III, let’s just get everybody on the straight and narrow.”

Michael Franti Is All For Streaming Music on Cheddar
Michael Franti Is All For Streaming Music on Cheddarcheddar.com
The singer believes streaming actually turns people into more loyal fans who turn up to concerts. “I think it’s great,” he told Cheddar’s Jon Steinberg.

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