Steven Stone wonders if the U.S. is about to see a BETA/VHS deja-vu cage-match between Qobuz and Tidal…
How Sonos Is Building the Audio Internet — www.wired.com
In an exclusive interview, Sonos’ chief product officer Nick Millington charts the company’s history and hints at where it could go in the future—like outside your house.
Spotify’s lack of full lyrics support and its minimal attention to voice are beginning to become problems for the streaming service. The company has been so focused on the development of its personalization technology and programming its playlists, it has overlooked key features that its competitors – including Apple, Google, and Amazon – today offer and are now capitalizing on.
What’s driving Canada’s increased music streaming? — mediaincanada.com
Sales are down, even on digital, but that means good things for ad-supported platforms like Spotify and YouTube.
Discogs has released their 2018 Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights. The report emphasizes physical musical sales for both catalog and new releases, comparing them to broader industry stats from Neilson.
Deezer reveals Madonna’s most streamed songs as she turns 60 — www.independent.ie
Eighties classics from Madonna’s back catalogue are amongst her most popular hits in the year she turns 60, figures from Deezer have shown.
Wireless service provider’s 75 million customers get some big music perks.
Jerry Del Colliano wonders what’s in a a name…
Public Radio Networks to Merge in Big Bet on Podcasts — www.wsj.com
Public-radio companies PRX and PRI are merging in a bid to capitalize on the surging popularity of podcasts and other digital formats as listeners and content creators migrate away from traditional broadcast radio.
How to Get Six Months of Apple Music for Free Through Verizon — lifehacker.com
Verizon has announced that customers on any of its three unlimited data plans are getting 6 months of free Apple Music. And if you already subscribe to Apple’s streaming music service, don’t worry, you’re included too.
Bacardi sees a big branding opportunity in digital audio.