Issue #435: Arsenal Sign £1m Deal with Tidal; 24,000 Tracks Uploaded to Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

Arsenal sign £1m deal with Jay-Z owned music streaming service
Arsenal sign £1m deal with Jay-Z owned music streaming servicewww.sportingnews.com

Arsenal have announced a new partnership with music streaming service Tidal.  The undisclosed dea will see Arsenal partner with the global music and entertainment platform which is available in 52 countries.

24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hours
24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hourswww.hypebot.com
20,000 to 24,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music, Napster and other streaming music service every 24 hours. That’s 1 million tracks every 6 weeks. Let’s that number sink in for a moment and imagine how hard it is to break through that much clutter. In March, Spotify CEO…

Summer Songs 2018: Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Predict Top Tunes
Summer Songs 2018: Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Predict Top Tunesvariety.com
The top three streaming platforms list off the anthems of summer 2018.

Will Traditional High End Audio Turn Into A Lifestyle Product?
Will Traditional High End Audio Turn Into A Lifestyle Product?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson considers when high performance audio and a “Lifestyle” products will merge..

How Spotify's free tier gets smarter with recommendations
How Spotify's free tier gets smarter with recommendationswww.cnet.com
Unlocking on-demand listening for free users means that the songs Spotify picks for you will hit closer to the bull’s-eye.

Joey Badass' '1999' Mixtape Is Now On All Music Streaming Services
Joey Badass' '1999' Mixtape Is Now On All Music Streaming Serviceswww.billboard.com
On Tuesday (June 12), Bada$$ announced that he’s celebrating the six-year anniversary 1999 by sharing it on all streaming platforms.

The podcast business is still small. Which is great news for podcasts.
The podcast business is still small. Which is great news for podcasts.www.recode.net
Advertisers put $314 million into podcast ads in the U.S. last year, which is totally tiny compared to things like TV — $68.5 billion — or internet search ads — $22.8 billion — or internet video ads — $11.9 billion.

Spotify playlists could boost artists bottom line: Study [Video]
Spotify playlists could boost artists bottom line: Study [Video]finance.yahoo.com
Spotify is the new radio DJ, and getting on a playlist can make artists a lot of money. That’s the finding of a new analysis by a pair of economists. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm and Julia La Roche breakdown the details.

Marathon Artists LABs 2018: startups target music monetisation
Marathon Artists LABs 2018: startups target music monetisationmusically.com
Independent music company Marathon Artists launched its LABs accelerator in 2016, bringing together a group of six music/tech startups to work with its label, management and publishing arms, as well as a group of external mentors.

Spotify's New Audiobook Series Is About To Make Music Superfans Swoon
Spotify's New Audiobook Series Is About To Make Music Superfans Swoonwww.bustle.com
In exciting news for music fans, Spotify are adding a series of musically minded audiobooks to its streaming service. Bloomsbury Publishing have signed a deal with Spotify to make the cult 33 1/3 book series available as audiobooks, which users will …

The weird and wonderful NZ artists who’ve topped a million Spotify streams
The weird and wonderful NZ artists who’ve topped a million Spotify streamsthespinoff.co.nz
Though most Kiwi artists who rack up big numbers on Spotify are chart-topping stars, some remain stubbornly unknown. Gareth Shute investigates the odd paths NZ acts have taken to get to a million Spotify streams.