Issue #412: Apple Music’s New Playlist Series; Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Playlists; YouTube Expands Its Music Charts

Apple Music Introduces 'The New' Playlist Series Highlighting Local Hip-Hop Scenes
Apple Music Introduces 'The New' Playlist Series Highlighting Local Hip-Hop Sceneswww.complex.com
Explore the local sounds of five regions across America.

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Playlists, Citing Hateful Conduct Policy
Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Playlists, Citing Hateful Conduct Policywww.hollywoodreporter.com
“When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”

YouTube Expands Its Music Charts, Adds Trending Chart For New Releases
YouTube Expands Its Music Charts, Adds Trending Chart For New Releaseswww.billboard.com

YouTube announced changes to its charts, expanding them to 44 territories — including the U.K., Japan, Germany and Brazil — and adding a new Trending Chart.

Big copyright changes come for streaming music providers
Big copyright changes come for streaming music providerswww.washingtonexaminer.com
Some providers, such as Spotify and Pandora, actually like the new legislation

Pandora: Listeners—And Investors—Are Coming Back
Pandora: Listeners—And Investors—Are Coming Backwww.barrons.com
The streaming audio company’s shares were hot Friday morning.

Spotify is testing a new personalized playlist featuring your friends’ favorite songs
Spotify is testing a new personalized playlist featuring your friends’ favorite songswww.theverge.com
Spotify is rolling out its Friends Weekly feature out to a larger group today, though it remains in testing mode.

Blockchain technology is set to play a power chord in the music industry by helping to solve copyright issues
Blockchain technology is set to play a power chord in the music industry by helping to solve copyright issueswww.cityam.com
The internet has allowed consumers to create, share and listen to more music than ever before.

This streaming platform is revolutionizing background music
This streaming platform is revolutionizing background musicmedium.com
According to Billboard, Soundtrack Your Brand, the Stockholm-based, Spotify-backed streaming platform devoted to background music in the b2b space, has announced a rush of direct deals with labels…

Some of the Why's and How's of Apple's AIFF Music Files
Some of the Why's and How's of Apple's AIFF Music Filesaudiophilereview.com

Andy Shaub leads readers in a Safari through the guts of Apple’s audio file system…

15 Music Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
15 Music Facts That Will Blow Your Mindpigeonsandplanes.com
2018 is weird.

Why Artists And Influencers Have More Power Than Ever
Why Artists And Influencers Have More Power Than Everwww.hypebot.com
In this piece Seth Schachner examines how shifts in the music industry and social media landscape have led to artists and influences gaining more power then ever when it comes to cultural taste-making.

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