Issue #471: Is Instagram’s IGTV the New Frontier in Music Streaming; Music Choice Targeted in Hostile Takeover Bid

Is Instagram’s IGTV the New Frontier in Music Streaming?Is Instagram’s IGTV the New Frontier in Music Streaming?
Is Instagram’s IGTV the New Frontier in Music Streaming?Is Instagram’s IGTV the New Frontier in Music Streaming?studybreaks.com
Jaden Smith might be onto something with IGTV, but can the site compete with streaming giants like Apple Music and Spotify?

Music Choice Targeted in $120 Million Hostile Takeover Bid
Music Choice Targeted in $120 Million Hostile Takeover Bidvariety.com
Music and video provider Stingray Digital Group announced an unsolicited offer to acquire rival Music Choice for $120 million.

A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code
A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Codewww.stereogum.com
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha’s unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only explanation. A

Record Labels File 'Billion Dollar' Piracy Lawsuit Against ISP Cox
Record Labels File 'Billion Dollar' Piracy Lawsuit Against ISP Coxtorrentfreak.com

A group of major record labels including Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros, has filed a piracy liability lawsuit against Internet provider Cox Communications.

Three years ago, Pandora had more users than Spotify. Now it's over 100m behind.
Three years ago, Pandora had more users than Spotify. Now it's over 100m behind. www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Pandora had some good news to share with its investors yesterday (July 31): its like-for-like total revenues grew 12% in the second quarter of 2018, up to $384.8m.

Music Tech: Understanding the Growth of Streaming
Music Tech: Understanding the Growth of Streamingwww.soundexchange.com

The growth of streaming is almost too incredible to believe.

How Technology Can Help Artists Make a Living Through Their Online Audiences
How Technology Can Help Artists Make a Living Through Their Online Audiencesreadwrite.com

It’s been no secret that the music industry has been struggling over the past couple decades.

I switched to Spotify two months ago — and I miss Apple Music every single day
I switched to Spotify two months ago — and I miss Apple Music every single daynordic.businessinsider.com
I switched from Apple Music to Spotify two months ago. While I expected to enjoy the change, I miss using Apple Music: it’s easier to use, doesn’t default to dark mode, and it has one key feature that Spotify lacks.

Vertigo Aims To Change The Way We Stream Music While Giving Artists Their Due
Vertigo Aims To Change The Way We Stream Music While Giving Artists Their Dueedm.com
A new social media application is turning the way we stream music into a constantly changing, living, breathing video while allowing artists to be paid for their tracks.

Will Billboard Have A New Chart Rival Soon?
Will Billboard Have A New Chart Rival Soon?music3point0.com
For most of the modern music era, the Billboard charts measured the success of a song or album, but a new rival is on the horizon.

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