Issue 511: Spotify Sets Co.Lab Events for Artist Community; Will SiriusXM Make a Deal for Live Nation?

Spotify Sets Co.Lab Events For Artist Community
Spotify Sets Co.Lab Events For Artist Communitywww.billboard.com
The Co.Lab events will feature expert speakers from across the music and media industries.

After Buying Pandora, Will SiriusXM Make a Deal for Live Nation?
After Buying Pandora, Will SiriusXM Make a Deal for Live Nation?www.hollywoodreporter.com
While SiriusXM has mostly focused on the revenue upside potential, analysts also see some cost savings in such areas as ad sales and streaming infrastructure. Some on Wall Street expect the next step for the combined company to be a deal for concert and ticketing powerhouse Live Nation.

It is with a heavy heart that we report that Tidal is good now
It is with a heavy heart that we report that Tidal is good nowwww.avclub.com

You have already read the headline. I know that you do not want to hear this, and probably do not care, but I swear, it is appreciably and quantifiably better than any other streaming service.

Ditto Music Launches New Distribution Offering Following Spotify's Direct Upload Program
Ditto Music Launches New Distribution Offering Following Spotify's Direct Upload Programwww.billboard.com
Now, Ditto Music — a U.K.-based digital distributor that services music on behalf of 150,000-plus artists worldwide — announced a new tool that it says is in response to Spotify’s announcement.

Next Big Sound Makes All Pandora Artist Data Public
Next Big Sound Makes All Pandora Artist Data Publicwww.hypebot.com
Pandora’s Next Big Sound has made all artist data open and available to anyone. Until now, Pandora data was only visible to the artist, label and their team. “In an industry where stream counts are an important measure of an artist’s success,” writes Next Big Sound senior product manager Dan…

Prince’s and Tom Petty’s Posthumous Careers Are Off to a Great Start
Prince’s and Tom Petty’s Posthumous Careers Are Off to a Great Startwww.theringer.com
For ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983’ and ‘An American Treasure,’ the estates of two beloved rock stars raid their respective vaults, tastefully

Would you do a deal with Spotify?
Would you do a deal with Spotify?medium.com
According to an article posted by the NY Times, Spotify has quietly struck direct licensing deals with a small number of independent artists. The deals give those artists a way onto the streaming…

Spotify Direct Upload Feature, Explained
Spotify Direct Upload Feature, Explainedwww.vulture.com
Spotify is now allowing artists to upload their music directly to the streaming service. Here’s what means for you and the music business.

SiriusXM future-proofed their business with Pandora acquisition, says Pandora co-founder
SiriusXM future-proofed their business with Pandora acquisition, says Pandora co-founderwww.cnbc.com
Pandora co-founder and former CEO Tim Westergren discusses SiriusXM’s $3.5 billion deal for Pandora.

Gracenote Wants To Help Music Streaming Services In India Hit The Right Note
Gracenote Wants To Help Music Streaming Services In India Hit The Right Noteinc42.com
Gracenote is hoping to help Indian music streaming services with its collection of music metadata that now offers content in four Indian languages

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