Issue #430: Spotify vs. Pandora in the Ad-Supported Game; You Might Not be Entirely Dependent on iTunes Much Longer

Spotify vs. Pandora: Which Radio Competitor Is Winning at the Ad-Supported Game?
Spotify vs. Pandora: Which Radio Competitor Is Winning at the Ad-Supported Game?www.billboard.com
In April 2018, Spotify revamped its mobile ad-supported experience, allowing its free users to listen to any track in their top fifteen Spotify-curated playlists completely on-demand on their mobile devices.

Apple Music's web player now streams whole songs
Apple Music's web player now streams whole songswww.engadget.com
To date, playing full songs on Apple Music has meant firing up iTunes or the mobile app. You could listen to samples on the web, but that wasn’t much different…

How Spotify’s Gatekeepers Are Turning Listeners Into Fans (Or Not)
How Spotify’s Gatekeepers Are Turning Listeners Into Fans (Or Not)blog.chartmetric.io
It’s accepted wisdom that the impact of music media has greatly diminished over the past decade. Intuitively, it makes sense.

Kanye West thanks loyal fans after dominating streaming charts
Kanye West thanks loyal fans after dominating streaming chartswww.cbsnews.com
Kanye West thanked his fans after his new album, "Ye," dominated both Apple Music and Spotify

Spotify to take Cannes' top media brand of the year
Spotify to take Cannes' top media brand of the yearadage.com
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity plans to name music-streaming platform Spotify its 2018 Media Brand of the Year later this month.

Which Comes First, Live Money Or Streaming Money
Which Comes First, Live Money Or Streaming Moneywww.hypebot.com

This article explores how the financial balance of power in the music industry has shifted with the rise of streaming, how contemporary high-profile artists are making this shift work in their favor, and whether it could ever revert back to an older model.

YouTube Music Isn't Even Close to a Spotify Killer
YouTube Music Isn't Even Close to a Spotify Killergizmodo.com
After trying and failing to launch a competitive music streaming service for years, Google released YouTube Music last month. You might’ve thought Google’s latest attempt to compete with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify would’ve pushed forward with new ideas. Nope.

Meet The Tech Company Disrupting The Music Industry (And It's Not Spotify)
Meet The Tech Company Disrupting The Music Industry (And It's Not Spotify)www.forbes.com
Kobalt is a music publisher for the digital age, allowing songwriters to keep all their rights.

Caribbean Music Streaming Service Selecta Charts registers over 500 Caribbean artists
Caribbean Music Streaming Service Selecta Charts registers over 500 Caribbean artistssflcn.com
Selecta Charts’ a Caribbean Music Streaming Service has registered over 500 artists from across the Caribbean surpassing the company’s expectations since launching April 8th, 2017, in its first year on the market.

Camila Cabello's "Havana" Becomes Spotify's Most Streamed Song
Camila Cabello's "Havana" Becomes Spotify's Most Streamed Songwww.hollywoodreporter.com
Camila Cabello’s single “Havana” made Spotify history by becoming the most streamed song by a solo female artist.

Lip Sync Live Streaming Function Added to Facebook
Lip Sync Live Streaming Function Added to Facebookwww.hollywoodreporter.com
With the Lip Sync Live streaming function, users will now be able to live broadcast sing-alongs to “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, Drake’s “God’s Plan” and more.