Issue 506: Are Led Zeppelin Launching a Concert Streaming Service?; Spotify Tests Adding Personalized Song Picks to Curated Playlists

Are Led Zeppelin launching a concert streaming service?
Are Led Zeppelin launching a concert streaming service? themusicnetwork.com

Led Zeppelin are apparently planning to launch a concert streaming service through which to release hundreds of archived live tapes.

Spotify Is Testing Adding Personalized Song Picks to Curated Playlists
Spotify Is Testing Adding Personalized Song Picks to Curated Playlistswww.billboard.com
This week Spotify began testing adding personalized song selections to its editor-curated playlists.

Bandsintown Manager first to enable artists to publish their tour dates on Amazon Alexa
Bandsintown Manager first to enable artists to publish their tour dates on Amazon Alexamedium.com
Amazon now lets users ask Alexa about concert dates, and we are proud to announce that we are making the events posted by our community of more than 470,000 registered artists searchable on Amazon…

This is how we should be measuring global streaming subscribers
This is how we should be measuring global streaming subscriberswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Quarterly growth has been remarkably steady for the last two years. Growth. Not growth rate.

Spotify’s Tencent Risk
Spotify’s Tencent Riskmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

On Thursday (September 20th) Spotify grabbed the headlines with its announcement that it is launching a free-to-use direct upload service for artists.

RIAA's Mid-Year Revenue Numbers: Five Things to Know
RIAA's Mid-Year Revenue Numbers: Five Things to Knowwww.billboard.com
The RIAA mid-year revenue numbers, released Thursday, show impressive growth of 10 percent to $4.6 billion in retail value compared to the first half of 2017. That continues a trend of double-digit growth, driven by subscription streaming, that began in 2016.

Hollywood Seeking a Foothold in $314M Podcast Industry
Hollywood Seeking a Foothold in $314M Podcast Industrywww.billboard.com

A series of traditional media moves into podcasting signal that the niche audio medium is poised to get a lot louder.

Gary Calamar Leaving KCRW After 25 Years
Gary Calamar Leaving KCRW After 25 Yearsvariety.com
Veteran music supervisor and radio DJ Gary Calamar is leaving KCRW after 25 years. Sunday, Sept. 23, is his final show.

How Personalization Drives Spotify Ads: Bertozzi
How Personalization Drives Spotify Ads: Bertozziwww.beet.tv

Music is inherently personal. And, when Daniel Ek co-founded Spotify a decade ago, it didn’t take long for the company to embed that fact in the software. Soon, playlists became the order of the day.

MTN Uganda bets on music streaming as voice business slows
MTN Uganda bets on music streaming as voice business slowswww.reuters.com

Telecom firm MTN Uganda is betting on a new music streaming product to boost revenue and counter declining voice call sales, its chief marketing officer said in an interview.

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