Issue #444: The Streaming Music Showdown; SiriusXM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channel

Spotify, Amazon, Apple or YouTube? The Streaming-Music Showdown
Spotify, Amazon, Apple or YouTube? The Streaming-Music Showdownwww.wsj.com
You want to choose your streaming service carefully because whichever you pick will take over your music.

Sirius XM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channel
Sirius XM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channelwww.billboard.com
If you can’t get enough of them, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be able to listen to them 24/7.

Esports are booming: so how can music brands get involved?
Esports are booming: so how can music brands get involved?musically.com
Whenever Music Ally has to define esports for someone who hasn’t followed the sector, we tend to say it’s ‘competitive gaming’, citing tournaments using games from League of Legends to FIFA.

The Emerging Playlist Economy on Choon
The Emerging Playlist Economy on Choonmedium.com
Monetized Playlists on Choon isn’t even a week old yet, but it’s already causing a huge increase in track uploads and interesting market dynamics are rapidly developing.

New online CMU Library provides one-stop hub of music industry resources
New online CMU Library provides one-stop hub of music industry resourceswww.completemusicupdate.com

It brings together all the articles published across the CMU sites that provide background information on how the music industry works and summaries of current trends and best practice in the business of music.

Kanye and Tidal Must Face Lawsuit Over The Life of Pablo Not Actually Being a Tidal Exclusive, Judge Rules
Kanye and Tidal Must Face Lawsuit Over The Life of Pablo Not Actually Being a Tidal Exclusive, Judge Rules pitchfork.com
Lawyer: “We now will have a chance to move on with this case, including deposing Kanye.”

A2IM CEO Richard Burgess on Spotify's Direct Licensing Plan: 'We Should Have Equal Access to Their Data'
A2IM CEO Richard Burgess on Spotify's Direct Licensing Plan: 'We Should Have Equal Access to Their Data'www.billboard.com
When Spotify announced that they were offering advances worth up to six figures to indie artists and managers in exchange for licensing music directly to their platform, many label execs understandably spoke out in protest — particularly in the indie community.

All the Ways to Keep Your Spotify Profile Looking Fresh
All the Ways to Keep Your Spotify Profile Looking Freshstem.is
Spotify For Artists makes it easy for artists to control the look & feel of their individual Spotify profile pages. Here are all the ways to do so.

Wearables like the Apple Watch are the most convenient way to listen to music on the go.
Wearables like the Apple Watch are the most convenient way to listen to music on the go.slate.com
Is the wearable evolving back into an iPod?

Pandora CFO: Partnerships and programmatic ads will drive growth
Pandora CFO: Partnerships and programmatic ads will drive growthwww.marketwatch.com
Pandora Media Inc. is one of the best performers in tech this year, with shares up nearly 75%. But with the stock far off its all-time highs, the company has been looking for new ways to generate long-term growth.

J. Balvin is the most streamed Spotify artist in the world
J. Balvin is the most streamed Spotify artist in the worldwww.thefader.com
J Balvin has become the most streamed artist on Spotify after dropping his fifth studio album Vibras

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