Issue 510: How SiriusXM-Pandora Deal Impacts Music Biz; Adobe Analytics Tracking Precise Streaming Habits

How The SiriusXM-Pandora Deal Would Impact The Music Business
How The SiriusXM-Pandora Deal Would Impact The Music Businesswww.billboard.com
After satellite radio juggernaut SiriusXM announced it had agreed to acquire internet radio giant Pandora Media Sept. 24, many music executives are still unsure whether the combined superpower would use its force for good or evil, with respect to the music business’s interests.

Adobe Analytics Is Tracking Precise Streaming Habits
Adobe Analytics Is Tracking Precise Streaming Habitswww.rollingstone.com

Adobe Analytics announces new metrics and AI features for brands to track precise streaming habits

SoundCloud starts recording artist sessions in its Berlin studio
SoundCloud starts recording artist sessions in its Berlin studiomusically.com
SoundCloud is the latest music-streaming service to start recording exclusive sessions in its own studio – in this case, in the company’s Berlin studio.

Spotify is demanding family-plan users hand over GPS data
Spotify is demanding family-plan users hand over GPS dataqz.com
The music-streaming service doesn’t get to tell us where a family should live.

Toyota drops Pandora music streaming from Entune infotainment system
Toyota drops Pandora music streaming from Entune infotainment systemwww.thecarconnection.com

If you drive a relatively new Toyota, come November, that Pandora icon on your infotainment system will no longer work.

Songtrust expands to Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville
Songtrust expands to Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashvillemusically.com
Royalty collection and publishing-administration service Songtrust is expanding again, this time swelling its team to include staff in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville.

How does Shazam work
How does Shazam workcoding-geek.com

Have you ever wondered how Shazam works?

Radio's Inconvenient Demographic Truth
Radio's Inconvenient Demographic Truthjacobsmedia.com
Radio broadcasters continue to focus on the 25-54 demographic, missing the massive opportunity with Generation Z.

Universal Music Group Partners With 7Digital to Boost Streaming Revenues
Universal Music Group Partners With 7Digital to Boost Streaming Revenueswww.digitalmusicnews.com
London-based 7digital has announced a new partnership with Universal Music Group to create new music partner services for individual artists.

Spotify and Deezer lobby for EU ‘platform-to-business’ law
Spotify and Deezer lobby for EU ‘platform-to-business’ lawmusically.com
The new European copyright directive has a few steps to go before becoming law yet, but there’s another piece of in-progress European legislation to keep an eye on.

iHeartMedia And Jelli Tap Foursquare To Track Radio Ad Effectiveness
iHeartMedia And Jelli Tap Foursquare To Track Radio Ad Effectiveness geomarketing.com

As real-time broadcast and cable TV ads can be attributed to offline store visits, “old-fashioned” radio listening can also be matched to location-based advertising, as promised by a deal among iHeartMedia and Jelli with Foursquare.

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