Issue 544: Spotify’s New Show Lives Inside Its Playlists; Why Radio Should Demystify Data; Glassnote, Kobalt’s AWAL Partner Up

Spotify’s New Show Lives Inside Its Playlists

Spotify is quietly moving further into original video, dropping on Monday a new series about the hip-hop industry called “The Break” — which plays from inside RapCaviar and other signature playlists on the music-streaming service’s platform, living among songs rather than other videos.

Glassnote Music Announces Partnership With Kobalt Music's AWAL
Glassnote Music Announces Partnership With Kobalt Music's AWALwww.billboard.com
Glassnote Music has ended its distribution deal with Universal Music Group and on Friday announced a new strategic partnership with Kobalt Music’s AWAL.

Why Radio Should Demystify Data
Why Radio Should Demystify Datajacobsmedia.com
Artificial intelligence and data are becoming more important to both the radio broadcasting and automotive community.

Amazon Music is now available on Xbox One consoles
Amazon Music is now available on Xbox One consoleswww.theverge.com
Amazon Music comes to Xbox One consoles along with a plethora of new changes as part of the console’s monthly update. Users can now stream music from the service on their machines.

A Decade Deeper: Why So Many Indie Labels Are Celebrating Their Ten Year Anniversaries in 2018
A Decade Deeper: Why So Many Indie Labels Are Celebrating Their Ten Year Anniversaries in 2018www.billboard.com
With so many notable New York-based, indie rock-focused labels turning a decade old within the last year, it begs the question — particularly for those smaller, boutique indie labels — what was going on ten years ago?

Spotify Still Hasn’t Yet Launched In India.
Spotify Still Hasn’t Yet Launched In India.www.mysmartprice.com

Here’s why.

Pandora Launches Podcasts as Its Merger with Sirius XM Nears
Pandora Launches Podcasts as Its Merger with Sirius XM Nearswww.barrons.com
It’s a growing, but comparatively small, slice of the audio marketplace at present.

Opinion Robber Barons in Cyberspace: the New Digital Plantation
Opinion Robber Barons in Cyberspace: the New Digital Plantationwww.godisinthetvzine.co.uk

Daniel Ek: Hey, I’ve got an idea! I could make money with a service called Spotify that gives away access to musicians’ product for free well almost free, and it’s all legal!

Musically Inclined: The Music Modernization Act of 2018
Musically Inclined: The Music Modernization Act of 2018www.ipwatchdog.com
Not all issues in the music industry were solved by the Music Modernization Act: licensing of physical sound recordings (vinyl and CDs) will still occur on a per-work, per song basis. While there is still work to be done, the Music Modernization Act does solve some long-standing issues in the music industry.

Billy Corgan Pulls Smashing Pumpkins Album After 'Everyone Told Me It Was No Good'
Billy Corgan Pulls Smashing Pumpkins Album After 'Everyone Told Me It Was No Good'www.alternativenation.net

A little while back, Billy Corgan pulled the 2007 Smashing Pumpkins album Zeitgeist from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

Spotify Launches a Beta App for the Apple Watch
Spotify Launches a Beta App for the Apple Watchfortune.com
Spotify launching a music app for Apple Watch, allowing music control and choices from recently played tunes, but no offline support.

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