Issue #455: Spotify’s Content Bundling & Competing with Apple, Amazon; Will Digital Music Kill Vinyl Anytime Soon?

Spotify's Content Bundling Might Be Its Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazon
Spotify's Content Bundling Might Be Its Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazonwww.billboard.com
The music and media industries went abuzz when Spotify announced last month that Dawn Ostroff, former president of entertainment at Condé Nast Entertainment, would be joining the streaming service as its new chief content officer.

The Music Industry: From Piracy To Profits
The Music Industry: From Piracy To Profitswww.forbes.com
The concept of music streaming not only shifted the consumer mindset away from ownership of music but also was able to battle piracy at the same price point: free.

Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Live Webcast From SPAC
Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Live Webcast From SPACwww.jambase.com
Dave Matthew Band will offer a free live webcast of their performance on Saturday from the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Ariana Grande to Headline Amazon Music Prime Day Concert
Ariana Grande to Headline Amazon Music Prime Day Concertvariety.com
Today, Amazon Music announced that Ariana Grande will headline the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day concert in New York on July 11, streaming for fans globally on Amazon.com beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Will digital music kill vinyl anytime soon?
Will digital music kill vinyl anytime soon?www.cnet.com
The LP fan base may make a lot of noise, but digital will eventually kill analog once and for all. Someday.

How To Get On A Spotify Playlist (And How Not To)
How To Get On A Spotify Playlist (And How Not To)medium.com
For any artist trying to make a dollar in today’s digitally-driven economy, prospects seem bleak. The decline of radio and physical music sales is so chronicled that it would be inane and wasteful to…

Deezer’s lossless audio for Google Home has finally arrived
Deezer’s lossless audio for Google Home has finally arrivedwww.wistv.com
As far as music streaming services go, Deezer isn’t exactly a household name, at least not in the U.S., but that may not remain the case for long.

How Music Fans Built the Internet
How Music Fans Built the Internetwww.wired.com
In an excerpt from her new book, Microsoft researcher Nancy Baym demonstrates how music lovers used fan culture to build a worldwide web.

AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners
AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone ownerswww.engadget.com
For a long time, Sonos was only capable of streaming music to its speakers through a proprietary app, but that’s changed in the last few years. After working wi…

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