Issue #411: The Short, Unhappy Life Of Music Downloads; SiriusXM App Gets an Update; About Those Tidal Streaming Numbers…

The Short, Unhappy Life Of Music Downloads
The Short, Unhappy Life Of Music Downloadswww.forbes.com
The era of music downloads only lasted four years, and it coincided with the industry’s worst revenue period in decades. Downloads will fade away, and the music industry won’t miss them.

Music streaming numbers are meaningless
Music streaming numbers are meaninglesstheoutline.com
A new report suggests Tidal drastically inflated some listener numbers, which isn’t the first time the math hasn’t lined up.

SiriusXM Radio App Update Brings a Completely New Design and More
SiriusXM Radio App Update Brings a Completely New Design and Moreappadvice.com
Along with a new look, version 5.0 of the SiriusXM Radio app brings a ForYou homepage that provides both favorite channels and recommended content.

Instagram's Music Plans Could Change Everything — Here's What We Know So Far
Instagram's Music Plans Could Change Everything — Here's What We Know So Farwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Instagram has reportedly started testing its music stickers features where users can post their favorite music. Here’s everything we know so far.

African start-up uses blockchain to disrupt music's value chain
African start-up uses blockchain to disrupt music's value chainwww.itwebafrica.com
Why shokoCAST founder believes platform has the mettle to secure early traction in an ultra-competitive market.

Why Spotify on Apple Watch Could Bring an iPhone-Free Future
Why Spotify on Apple Watch Could Bring an iPhone-Free Futurewww.inverse.com
Spotify is expected to debut on the Apple Watch at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June. It could spark the use of a new applications programming interface called StreamKit, which will enable more users to leave the iPhone at home with watchOS 5.

TuneGO Launches Exclusive Portal for Music Industry Decision Makers, Influencers
TuneGO Launches Exclusive Portal for Music Industry Decision Makers, Influencersplatformandstream.wordpress.com
TuneGO has launched its exclusive portal to help the music industry discover the next superstar and hit single.

LiveXLive Launches OTT Streaming App on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV Devices
LiveXLive Launches OTT Streaming App on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV Devicesplatformandstream.wordpress.com
LiveXLive announced the launch of its LiveXLive App across Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV devices, significantly expanding its consumer reach and social interactivity.

Meet the team behind Spotify's viral music facts
Meet the team behind Spotify's viral music factswww.bbc.com
The Genius Behind the Lyrics team write facts about thousands of songs, for your entertainment.

Music Played More Often On YouTube Than All Other Platforms Combined
Music Played More Often On YouTube Than All Other Platforms Combinedwww.hypebot.com
A new report out from IFPI has revealed some interesting news about the music economy. Apparently YouTube boasts more music plays than Spotify, Apple Music, and all additional streaming platforms put together, despite having the lowest royalty returns.

Do the major labels know something about Spotify that Wall Street doesn't?
Do the major labels know something about Spotify that Wall Street doesn't?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify could be about to help a major music giant become a major music behemoth.

Como Audio Debuts SpeakEasy Wi-Fi Music System, Streaming Turntable
Como Audio Debuts SpeakEasy Wi-Fi Music System, Streaming Turntablewww.digitaltrends.com
Como Audio has announced a new streaming Wi-Fi multiroom wireless music system called the SpeakEasy.

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