Issue #433: In Music Discovery, 30 is the New Old; How SoundCloud is Pitching Media Buyers

In music discovery, 30 is the new old
In music discovery, 30 is the new oldwww.theindustryobserver.com.au
Are you convinced Triple J has gone off the boil and those other networks are programmed by tone-deaf kids? It’s ok.

‘Ear to the youth’: How SoundCloud is pitching media buyers
‘Ear to the youth’: How SoundCloud is pitching media buyersdigiday.com

If there’s one word SoundCloud wants media buyers to associate with them, it’s first, and well, alive.

Shawn Mendes Is Officially the Biggest Artist on Apple Music In 2018
Shawn Mendes Is Officially the Biggest Artist on Apple Music In 2018www.digitalmusicnews.com
Shawn Mendes is the biggest artist on Apple Music this year, surpassing one billion streams. His latest album is the biggest pop release to date.

Digital Media Inquisitor 010: What’s up with “Artist Playlists” on Spotify?
Digital Media Inquisitor 010: What’s up with “Artist Playlists” on Spotify?medium.com
As a musical artist (a member and leader of the group FSQ — Funk Style Quality) I’m very grateful for the availability of mainly “free to use” artist marketing platforms, tools and services that the…

Lion's share of music revenue in Singapore will soon come from
Lion's share of music revenue in Singapore will soon come fromwww.bandwagon.asia
How do Singaporeans listen to music? Increasingly, that answer is becoming via music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and KKBOX…

Why Do I Listen To The Same Music All The Time?
Why Do I Listen To The Same Music All The Time?www.elitedaily.com
When I’m at the gym with my headphones on (killin’ the game, might I add), you better believe I have some throwback Britney Spears songs blasting through my eardrums — that sh*t gets me going. Both Britney and T-Swift originals will always remain on …

Bandsintown launches native Apple Music integration for seamless discovery experience
Bandsintown launches native Apple Music integration for seamless discovery experiencemedium.com
Today we’re thrilled to announce the native integration of Apple Music within the Bandsintown Concerts App. This integration will now help Apple Music subscribers discover more artists by seamlessly…

Kobalt’s AWAL Acquires In2une Promo and Marketing Company
Kobalt’s AWAL Acquires In2une Promo and Marketing Companyvariety.com
AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced it has acquired radio promotion and music marketing firm, in2une Music.

Napster boss: ‘Even a 20% slice of a $20bn market is a $4bn market...'
Napster boss: ‘Even a 20% slice of a $20bn market is a $4bn market…'musically.com
Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube may hog many of the streaming headlines, but Rhapsody International / Napster is still going as a global streaming service too.

Apple Music quietly launches 'pre-adds' for albums
Apple Music quietly launches 'pre-adds' for albumsmusically.com
If you browse the Apple Music app this morning, you’ll notice it has quietly added a pre-save mechanic for upcoming albums. Except they are not called pre-saves; they’re termed “pre-adds”. You do, however, have to do a little bit of digging to find it. Tap on the “Browse” tab and scroll down – all the way through

Sonos Gets Aggressive with Beam Smart Soundbar
Sonos Gets Aggressive with Beam Smart Soundbarwww.dealerscope.com
Sonos unveiled its new Beam soundbar smart speaker, which will begin shipping July 17 and will come with AirPlay 2 support out of the box.