Spotify Hardware Ambitions: Company Registers With FCC for Devices — variety.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 — www.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 — www.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 — www.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.
Muzeroom launches app to deliver news for the artist you're listening to — www.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 — www.startribune.com
The first program on Thursday will feature guests Questlove and Terry Lewis.
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Marketing and data / analytics startups — musically.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 — www.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 — www.cnet.com
But don’t uninstall iTunes just yet.
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Music discovery and distribution — musically.com
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes.