After a decade long struggle, the music ecosystem seems to have gotten over the shock of technology disruption and is now actively embracing technological advances. With the rise of mobile, streaming, social media, and connected devices, musicians have never been closer to their audience.
With Open House and New Hires, Spotify Shows Drive to Win Nashville's Support — www.billboard.com
Over the last few years, Spotify has been investing more and more resources into both “sides” of Nashville: not only educating country-leaning major labels on the value of streaming, but also treating the city as a key focal point for improving relationships with indie and up-and-coming acts.
India: a music market on the rise, but still facing big challenges — musically.com
At the end of September this year Music Ally was invited to attend the inaugural All About Music conference in Mumbai, India.
Sirius XM Announces Live Concerts & DJ Sets for NYE Celebrations — www.billboard.com
Check out some of the live performances and DJ sets Sirius XM has to offer for the NYE celebrations.
Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole — www.nytimes.com
The popularity of streaming holiday-music classics has made record labels more reluctant to release non-Christmas albums in the final quarter.
Shazam Announces 'Next to Know' Breaking Artist Program, Reveals 10 Artist to Watch in 2018 — www.billboard.com
The music discovery app has picked Sofi Tukker, Lil Pump and BTS as part of its artists to watch in 2018.
Paul Wilson looks at the current way in which audio components are purchased, and wonders about the future…
Fanburst Is Innovating Music Sharing for Musicians — www.noiseprn.com
Fanburst is making a big name for itself by omitting the difficulties in a streaming platform, including upload limits and unique reposts.