Issue #479: Pandora Partners with T-Mobile for Special Promo; SoundCloud to Power Bacardi, Major Lazer Talent-Scouting Initiative

Pandora Partners With T-Mobile For Free One-Year Pandora Plus Subscription
Pandora Partners With T-Mobile For Free One-Year Pandora Plus Subscriptionwww.billboard.com
Pandora announced a new deal with T-Mobile that would give the carrier’s customers the option to access the Pandora Plus subscription streaming service for free for one year.

Why Spotify could be bigger than Pandora in the U.S. in less than 5 years
Why Spotify could be bigger than Pandora in the U.S. in less than 5 yearswww.fastcompany.com
The battlelines have been drawn in your ears.

SoundCloud to Power Bacardi & Major Lazer's Talent-Scouting Initiative
SoundCloud to Power Bacardi & Major Lazer's Talent-Scouting Initiativewww.digitalmusicnews.com
Bacardi and Major Lazer’s long-running branding campaign is now being boosted by SoundCloud, with ‘Music Liberates Music’ entering a new phase.

Amazon Music Names Andre Stapleton Head of U.S. Label Relations
Amazon Music Names Andre Stapleton Head of U.S. Label Relationsvariety.com
Amazon Music today announces the appointment of music industry veteran Andre Stapleton as Head of U.S. label relations, reporting to Ryan Redington, director of Amazon Music.

Pandora Premium and Deezer music streaming support now available on Google Home speakers
Pandora Premium and Deezer music streaming support now available on Google Home speakersmspoweruser.com

Google today announced that it is brining support for Pandora Premium and Deezer music to Google Home speakers including Mini and Max.

6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royalties
6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royaltieswww.hypebot.com

From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks about partnership with Samsung and seamless music experience
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks about partnership with Samsung and seamless music experiencewww.bgr.in
Spotify and Samsung partnership announcement was one of the most unexpected parts for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event. – Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks about partnership with Samsung and seamless music experience

Deezer's new Middle East deal is not good news for Spotify or Apple
Deezer's new Middle East deal is not good news for Spotify or Applewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

This was somewhat overlooked in reports of Deezer’s new nine-figure funding round the other week.

Can Millennials Distinguish Between High-Res MQA Audio and Apple Music Streaming?
Can Millennials Distinguish Between High-Res MQA Audio and Apple Music Streaming?www.cepro.com
Comparing streaming content from Apple Music and MQA high-resolution audio from TIDAL, CE Pro’s Millennial panel overwhelmingly preferred MQA high-resolution audio.

How Spotify’s Gatekeepers Are Turning Listeners Into Fans (Or Not)
How Spotify’s Gatekeepers Are Turning Listeners Into Fans (Or Not)blog.chartmetric.io
It’s accepted wisdom that the impact of music media has greatly diminished over the past decade. Intuitively, it makes sense. When there are millions of people shouting, the voices of a few are…

Australian Collecting Society Inks Licensing Deal With Facebook
Australian Collecting Society Inks Licensing Deal With Facebookwww.billboard.com
APRA AMCOS announced Wednesday (Aug. 15) a landmark agreement with Facebook that will see Australian, New Zealand and international songwriters, composers and music publishers remunerated for the use of their music on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus and Messenger.

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