Issue #418: Cardi B Helps New YouTube Music Service; Southwest, iHeartRadio Partner; Peter Gabriel on Spotify

Cardi B to Help YouTube With Marketing Blitz for Music Service
Cardi B to Help YouTube With Marketing Blitz for Music Servicewww.bloomberg.com
YouTube will soon debut a revamped music-streaming service to challenge Apple Music and Spotify Technology SA. And the Google division is willing to spend heavily to tell the world about it — including getting hip-hop star Cardi B to help.

One Week Into Spotify's New Conduct Policy: Penalized Artists See Streams Drop, Concerns Continue To Mount
One Week Into Spotify's New Conduct Policy: Penalized Artists See Streams Drop, Concerns Continue To Mountwww.billboard.com
In the six days since XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” was removed from Spotify’s playlists including RapCaviar, where it held prominent placement, the track’s streams dropped 17 percent per day in the United States on average.

Southwest Airlines and iHeartRadio team up for free in-flight music streaming
Southwest Airlines and iHeartRadio team up for free in-flight music streamingwww.dallasnews.com
Southwest Airlines is teaming up with iHeartRadio to turn up the volume on its in-flight entertainment offerings with a new free streaming radio…

Peter Gabriel on Spotify (Finally!)
Peter Gabriel on Spotify (Finally!)petergabriel.com

His four self-titled albums, as well as So, Us, and Up. It’s the start of a monthly roll-out of releases which will include the soundtrack albums, the orchestral / song-swap albums, live albums and B-sides and remixes all being made available.

Streaming giants have set their sights on radio, BBC music boss says
Streaming giants have set their sights on radio, BBC music boss sayswww.independent.ie
Streaming giants have “set their sights on radio”, the BBC’s director of radio and music has said.

Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Muska Launches in Cape Verde and Will Roll Out in 5 Other African Countries
Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Muska Launches in Cape Verde and Will Roll Out in 5 Other African Countriesallafrica.com

Cap Verdean music industry veteran Elodie Dasilva, CEO of music label LusAfrica and DRC’s Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique have come together to launch a low-cost music streaming platform.

Gareth Emery opens up about blockchain streaming service Choon
Gareth Emery opens up about blockchain streaming service Choonwww.digitaljournal.com
World renowned DJ and producer Gareth Emery chatted with Digital Journal about his blockchain streaming service Choon, which is taking the music industry by storm.

Digital radio brings tight targeting and happy listeners
Digital radio brings tight targeting and happy listenersmedium.com

My daughter goes to sleep listening to a children’s radio station on her digital radio, as one example. The programming from Kinderling Kids Radio from Sydney, is safe and age-appropriate…

Spotify Pushes Its Free Tier With Fake Movie Trailers and Witty Outdoor Ads
Spotify Pushes Its Free Tier With Fake Movie Trailers and Witty Outdoor Adswww.adweek.com

The campaign pays special tribute to Spotify’s ad-supported, free music streaming service and the ability to track down your favorite artists and discover new music.

Jukebox in Your Inbox
Jukebox in Your Inboxrollingstoneindia.com

Streaming services aren’t the only place to discover new music.

'Collecting societies are struggling to keep up with the influx of millions of lines of data.'
'Collecting societies are struggling to keep up with the influx of millions of lines of data.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

We are in the age of streaming – that much is abundantly clear.

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