Issue 497: Joan Jett, Now Streaming; Primephonic CEO Talks Classical Streaming; SoundCloud Adds New Playlists

Joan Jett's Complete Catalog Now Streaming for First Time

The complete Joan Jett and the Blackhearts catalog is now available for streaming for the first time, following a deal between the iconic rocker’s Blackheart Records label and Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy Recordings announced.

A streaming service that works for classical: Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonic
A streaming service that works for classical: Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonicbachtrack.com
The Dutch start-up hopes that classical music can share in the benefits of streaming that have revived the fortunes of other genres.

SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly-style new music playlist
SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly-style new music playlistwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Updated every Monday, the playlist is unique to each user and created based on the artists and tracks a listener likes, shares and listens to the most.

Adobe: Half of US Households Will Own a Smart Speaker by 2019
Adobe: Half of US Households Will Own a Smart Speaker by 2019fortune.com
32% of the country already owns a smart speaker and another 16% plan on getting one this holiday season.

The Revivalists Confirm Free Red Rocks Webcast
The Revivalists Confirm Free Red Rocks Webcastwww.jambase.com
New Orleans-based rockers The Revivalists detailed a free webcast of their upcoming sold-out show at Red Rocks.

The Family Plan Comes Back To Bite The Streaming Platforms
The Family Plan Comes Back To Bite The Streaming Platformsmusic3point0.com
Every major streaming platform now offers a family plan, but now it seems like they’ve worked too well as the industry evaluates their worth.

Could Incremental Improvements in High-End Audio Sound Quality Ever Hit a Brick Wall?
Could Incremental Improvements in High-End Audio Sound Quality Ever Hit a Brick Wall?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at the unthinkable, when ultimate sound quality doesn’t get any better…

Four revolutionary music blockchain platforms that rethink streaming.
Four revolutionary music blockchain platforms that rethink streaming.cryptoinsider.21mil.com
These revolutionary music blockchain projects have the potential to kill the global streaming platforms today. Discover top blockchain music projects.

Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music
Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Musiclifehacker.com

Sometimes you want to grab someone’s Spotify playlist for your Apple Music library, or export it to YouTube.

Five Spotify Playlist Ideas for Boosting Productivity
Five Spotify Playlist Ideas for Boosting Productivityblog.symphonicdistribution.com

If you listen to music while working, you’re not alone.

Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Hits No. 1 on Apple Music Chart
Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Hits No. 1 on Apple Music Chartwww.complex.com
Miller's most recent project, 'Swimming,' currently sits at No. 1 on the Apple Music albums chart as of Sunday evening, over Eminem's 'Kamikaze' at No. 2 and Travis Scott's 'ASTROWORLD' at No. 3.

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