Issue #431: Spotify Registers with FCC for Devices; The National, Bon Iver Launch Streaming Service; Is the Music Industry Still Rooting for Tidal?

Spotify Hardware Ambitions: Company Registers With FCC for Devices
Spotify Hardware Ambitions: Company Registers With FCC for Devicesvariety.com
Spotify has registered with the FCC, a key step to get wireless devices approved for use in the U.S.

The National and Bon Iver launch streaming service 'PEOPLE', share Leonard Cohen cover
The National and Bon Iver launch streaming service 'PEOPLE', share Leonard Cohen coverwww.nme.com
The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bon Iver have today released a BETA version of their streaming service PEOPLE.

Why the Music Industry Is Still Rooting For Tidal, Despite Chronic Payment Issues
Why the Music Industry Is Still Rooting For Tidal, Despite Chronic Payment Issueswww.billboard.com
Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service, has become notorious for late payments to labels, but the music industry has largely kept quiet about the matter, banking on its forward-thinking partnership deals and a higher-priced $19.99/month premium audio tier.

Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its Streaming Service
Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its Streaming Servicewww.billboard.com
Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to the streaming service, sources tell Billboard.

Shazam Predicts Song of the Summer 2018
Shazam Predicts Song of the Summer 2018www.billboard.com
Ariana Grande, Drake and Ella Mai are among Shazam’s picks for Song of the Summer dominance

Muzeroom launches app to deliver news for the artist you're listening to
Muzeroom launches app to deliver news for the artist you're listening towww.theindustryobserver.com.au
MuzeRoom, the world’s first smart content curation platform for music, has launched its app to deliver music news for the artist you’re listening to.

Jimmy Jam lands new music talk-show on SiriusXM radio
Jimmy Jam lands new music talk-show on SiriusXM radiowww.startribune.com
The first program on Thursday will feature guests Questlove and Terry Lewis.

Midemlab 2018 pitches: Marketing and data / analytics startups
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Marketing and data / analytics startupsmusically.com
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes. This afternoon’s second session saw the marketing and data/analytics startups pitching their wares.

Amazon launches Alexa and Amazon Prime Music in France
Amazon launches Alexa and Amazon Prime Music in Francewww.digitaltveurope.com
Amazon has launched its Alexa and Echo voice-enabled assistants in France, with TV technology provider Netgem named among the companies that will integrate the technology in their devices.

Apple Music web player allows for song streaming outside of iTunes
Apple Music web player allows for song streaming outside of iTuneswww.cnet.com
But don’t uninstall iTunes just yet.

Midemlab 2018 pitches: Music discovery and distribution
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Music discovery and distributionmusically.com
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes.

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