Issue #478: Deutsche Grammophon, Apple Music Team Up; Spotify Adds BBC Podcasts, Also Dials Up Songwriter/Producer Credits for iOS Users

Deutsche Grammophon & Apple Music Partner for New Playlist Spanning Classical Label's 120-Year History
Deutsche Grammophon & Apple Music Partner for New Playlist Spanning Classical Label's 120-Year Historywww.billboard.com
Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music announced the launch of a new classical music audio and visual playlist on Friday that will highlight recordings from the iconic label’s 120-year history.

Spotify adds BBC podcasts including Desert Island Discs
Spotify adds BBC podcasts including Desert Island Discswww.cnet.com
New episodes and an archive of Auntie Beeb’s shows are now available to stream.

Spotify now displays songwriter and producer credits for iOS users
Spotify now displays songwriter and producer credits for iOS userswww.theverge.com

Spotify first added the option to check out a track’s songwriter and producer credits back in February — and now, the feature is being rolled out onto iOS.

What is Social Music in the Streaming Age?
What is Social Music in the Streaming Age?musically.com
Music IS social, and it always has been. We talk (and argue!) about it; we watch concerts together; go clubbing together; experience it as a communal soundtrack for birthday parties and religious worship and much, much more…

Apple's CEO Says Spotify Is 'Draining the Humanity Out of Music'
Apple's CEO Says Spotify Is 'Draining the Humanity Out of Music'www.digitalmusicnews.com
In a recently published interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that Spotify’s focus on computer-generated playlists may dehumanize music.

Will Payments Fall As Spotify Tests Unlimited Ad Skips?
Will Payments Fall As Spotify Tests Unlimited Ad Skips?www.hypebot.com
Spotify continues to look for ways to make its free music tier more appealing both to users and advertisers. To that end, the streamer has begun a test that allows all free users to skip audio and video ads as often as the want and get back to listening to…

What the audio streaming revolution means for marketers
What the audio streaming revolution means for marketerswww.mobilemarketer.com

Each month, an estimated 180 million Americans stream music, radio and podcasts, presenting ample opportunities for marketers.

Where Does Podcasting Go Next?
Where Does Podcasting Go Next?medium.com
How do we introduce podcasting to new audiences? By focusing on what they want and don’t want.

Spotify tests unlimited ad skipping function
Spotify tests unlimited ad skipping functionwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify is allowing its free users in Australia to skip as many audio and video adverts as they want in an effort to collect data for a more “personalized experience”.

Five Spotify Hacks You Probably Didn't Know About
Five Spotify Hacks You Probably Didn't Know Aboutblog.symphonicdistribution.com

If you are reading this article, then chances are that you use Spotify! But are you getting the most out of it?

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