Issue 516: 10 Years of Spotify; Is Data Changing the Way We Write Music?

Has 10 years of Spotify ruined music?
The streaming service is a decade old on Sunday. So has it created a post-CD paradise for listeners – or turned today’s music into a grey goo? Our music editors argue for and against

Is data changing the way we write music?
Is data changing the way we write music?www.m-magazine.co.uk

Although it’s widely acknowledged that streaming services have played a large role in the financial recovery of the music business over the last decade, a recent report commissioned by the BPI claims that the industry’s relationship with these platforms has grown far closer than many could have predicted.

Spotify Announces New Initiative for Hosting and Providing Analytics for Podcasts
Spotify Announces New Initiative for Hosting and Providing Analytics for Podcastswww.billboard.com
Spotify announced Spotify for Podcasters on Wednesday (Oct. 3). The new platform is designed to make podcasters content available on the streaming platform when they provide Spotify access to their feed.

Ministry of Sound Strikes Exclusive Playlist Deal With Apple Music
Ministry of Sound Strikes Exclusive Playlist Deal With Apple Musicvariety.com

The dance-music giant’s playlists will be removed from non-Apple Music services.

Downloads are crashing across the music industry
Downloads are crashing across the music industrywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

But at Beatport, they’re actually climbing. Why?

Sony 'wouldn't rule out launching Spotify rival'
Sony 'wouldn't rule out launching Spotify rival'www.bbc.com
The head of Sony Music also said he could withhold music from the service if it began signing artists.

Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales
Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Saleswww.visualcapitalist.com
A look at four decades of music industry sales. After a devastating decline, streaming services like Spotify are helping the industry regain its footing.

Streaming Music - for Foxtel Customers
Streaming Music – for Foxtel Customerseftm.com

What is Stingray Music?

Spotify, Live Nation Add Dates For RapCaviar Live
Spotify, Live Nation Add Dates For RapCaviar Livewww.hypebot.com

Spotify continues to expand its live concert initiatives. The streamer and Live Nation Urban have announced new dates for their RapCaviar concert series in Toronto, ON and Dallas, TX.

Radio's Most Innovative: Austin City Limits Radio
Radio's Most Innovative: Austin City Limits Radiojacobsmedia.com
The merger of Austin City Limits and KGSR/Austin to become Austin City Limits Radio is truly innovative in a city that’s all about music.

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