Issue 507: SiriusXM Gets Pandora in $3.5B Streaming Push; Deezer’s AI Mood Detection Could Lead to Smarter Song Playlists

SiriusXM to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion streaming push
Satellite radio firm Sirius XM Holdings Inc will buy music streamer Pandora Media Inc in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, as it seeks to build scale to battle heavyweight streaming rivals Spotify and Apple Music.US

Deezer's AI mood detection could lead to smarter song playlists
Deezer's AI mood detection could lead to smarter song playlistswww.engadget.com
Astute listeners know that you can’t gauge a song’s mood solely through the instrumentation or the lyrics, but that’s often what AI has been asked to do — and…

Apple Completes Purchase of Shazam, Will Remove Ads
Apple Completes Purchase of Shazam, Will Remove Adswww.billboard.com
Apple has completed its acquisition of audio-recognition mobile app Shazam following approval earlier this month by European regulators.

10 of the Most Influential College Radio Stations in the US
10 of the Most Influential College Radio Stations in the USflypaper.soundfly.com
College radio is one of the most effective and fun ways to promote your music to new audiences. Here are ten great stations currently serving indie artists.

Why Apple Music Needs To Sync Play Counts Between Devices, Stat
Why Apple Music Needs To Sync Play Counts Between Devices, Stat thefederalist.com
Apple Music, you’ve ruined my perfectly curated playlists. Isn’t information in the cloud supposed to be identical no matter where you access it?

Music Modernization Act & EU Copyright Directive: How the Music Business Came Together to Score Two Policy Wins
Music Modernization Act & EU Copyright Directive: How the Music Business Came Together to Score Two Policy Winswww.billboard.com
Tuesday evening, the music business scored a political victory that some executives couldn’t chew on until after Yom Kippur ended: The Senate passed the Music Modernization Act.

From creating metadata to producing music
From creating metadata to producing musicwww.asianage.com
The other fascinating session at ‘All About Music’ was a masterclass on audio production.

UCLA music school admin to speak on Orwellian power of streaming industry
UCLA music school admin to speak on Orwellian power of streaming industrydailybruin.com

Music streaming services like Spotify are watching you.

Spotify Tests Personalization Of Editor Curated Playlists
Spotify Tests Personalization Of Editor Curated Playlistswww.hypebot.com

Spotify is testing the addition of individually personalized tracks to existing editor curated playlists.

Is Podcasting In A Slump?
Is Podcasting In A Slump?jacobsmedia.com
Several large players, including Audible, Panoply, and BuzzFeed, have exiting the podcast-creating business. Is podcasting dead or just in a slump?

Spotify becomes second-largest tenant at 4 WTC
Spotify becomes second-largest tenant at 4 WTCwww.crainsnewyork.com

Spotify is again expanding its Lower Manhattan office, home of its U.S. headquarters.

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