Play Hotel Music, AI Powered Music Streaming Service Tailored for Hotels, to Launch on Sep 16 at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018

Play Hotel Music, a tailored music streaming service for hotels, is planned to be launched at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018.

Play Hotel Music is powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence), developed using data acquired over the years of providing instore music. The AI provides powerful curated playlists for all spaces and styles which are continuously updated depending on the time, season, and weather. Hotel managers will be able to provide the most optimal type of music for their hotel through just one click. Continue reading “Play Hotel Music, AI Powered Music Streaming Service Tailored for Hotels, to Launch on Sep 16 at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018”

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Issue 498: Primephonic Debuts in U.S. with Over 1 Million Tracks; Gov’t Mule Announces Red Rocks Webcast

Dedicated streaming service for classical music launches with over 1 million tracks
Dedicated streaming service for classical music launches with over 1 million trackswww.latimes.com
Primephonic, a digital platform devoted solely to streaming classical music, has launched in the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands, featuring over 1 million tracks.

Gov't Mule Announces 2018 Red Rocks Webcast
Gov't Mule Announces 2018 Red Rocks Webcastwww.jambase.com
A webcast of this Friday’s Gov’t Mule/Warren Haynes show at Red Rocks is available.

Apple Music finally sorts out its user interface
Apple Music finally sorts out its user interfacewww.techradar.com
An update to the streaming service makes it easier to browse music.

Indian Music Culture Thriving in the Streaming Age, Shows Nielsen Report
Indian Music Culture Thriving in the Streaming Age, Shows Nielsen Reportwww.billboard.com
With a population of over 1.2 billion, there’s a reason India has been called a “sleeping giant” in the global music landscape. With Nielsen’s India Music 360 2018 report, we can see definitively how the country’s music consumption behaviors stack up.

Hollywood Is Doubling Down on Streaming Piracy – But Is This a Problem for the Music Industry?
Hollywood Is Doubling Down on Streaming Piracy – But Is This a Problem for the Music Industry?www.digitalmusicnews.com
To tackle piracy, the MPAA has hired a law firm and lobbying group to convince lawmakers against streaming devices. But, what can the music industry learn?

YouTube 'Nashville Sessions' Help Artists Grow Online
YouTube 'Nashville Sessions' Help Artists Grow Onlinewww.hypebot.com

In this piece Gloria Ruth Finney looks at the phenomenon of a YouTube Pop-space dubbed the Nashville Sessions which allows select up-and-coming musicians to connect and collaborate over the course of a week as well as work on increasing their YouTube viewership.

Amadeus Code: This AI app wants to make beautiful music with you
Amadeus Code: This AI app wants to make beautiful music with youwww.fastcompany.com
Writing a song? Now you can some help from robots.

China's Music Industry - a possible model for Indian music market
China's Music Industry – a possible model for Indian music marketwww.radioandmusic.com
China’s Music Industry – a possible model for Indian music market | Radioandmusic.com

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music service is best for you?
Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music service is best for you? www.cnet.com
Here’s how to choose between the two big names in music streaming.

Mac Miller’s Music Streams Increased 970% Following Death
Mac Miller’s Music Streams Increased 970% Following Deathwww.billboard.com
Following the death of Mac Miller on Friday, on-demand streams of his music in the U.S. climbed by 970 percent, according to Nielsen Music.

Napster Proves That Streaming Music Can Be Profitable
Napster Proves That Streaming Music Can Be Profitablewww.digitalmusicnews.com
Breaking down RealNetwork’s financial reports, Napster has become of the only profitable streaming music platforms in the market today. But, why? And, how?

Issue 497: Joan Jett, Now Streaming; Primephonic CEO Talks Classical Streaming; SoundCloud Adds New Playlists

Joan Jett's Complete Catalog Now Streaming for First Time

The complete Joan Jett and the Blackhearts catalog is now available for streaming for the first time, following a deal between the iconic rocker’s Blackheart Records label and Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy Recordings announced.

A streaming service that works for classical: Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonic
A streaming service that works for classical: Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonicbachtrack.com
The Dutch start-up hopes that classical music can share in the benefits of streaming that have revived the fortunes of other genres.

SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly-style new music playlist
SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly-style new music playlistwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Updated every Monday, the playlist is unique to each user and created based on the artists and tracks a listener likes, shares and listens to the most.

Adobe: Half of US Households Will Own a Smart Speaker by 2019
Adobe: Half of US Households Will Own a Smart Speaker by 2019fortune.com
32% of the country already owns a smart speaker and another 16% plan on getting one this holiday season.

The Revivalists Confirm Free Red Rocks Webcast
The Revivalists Confirm Free Red Rocks Webcastwww.jambase.com
New Orleans-based rockers The Revivalists detailed a free webcast of their upcoming sold-out show at Red Rocks.

The Family Plan Comes Back To Bite The Streaming Platforms
The Family Plan Comes Back To Bite The Streaming Platformsmusic3point0.com
Every major streaming platform now offers a family plan, but now it seems like they’ve worked too well as the industry evaluates their worth.

Could Incremental Improvements in High-End Audio Sound Quality Ever Hit a Brick Wall?
Could Incremental Improvements in High-End Audio Sound Quality Ever Hit a Brick Wall?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at the unthinkable, when ultimate sound quality doesn’t get any better…

Four revolutionary music blockchain platforms that rethink streaming.
Four revolutionary music blockchain platforms that rethink streaming.cryptoinsider.21mil.com
These revolutionary music blockchain projects have the potential to kill the global streaming platforms today. Discover top blockchain music projects.

Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music
Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Musiclifehacker.com

Sometimes you want to grab someone’s Spotify playlist for your Apple Music library, or export it to YouTube.

Five Spotify Playlist Ideas for Boosting Productivity
Five Spotify Playlist Ideas for Boosting Productivityblog.symphonicdistribution.com

If you listen to music while working, you’re not alone.

Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Hits No. 1 on Apple Music Chart
Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Hits No. 1 on Apple Music Chartwww.complex.com
Miller's most recent project, 'Swimming,' currently sits at No. 1 on the Apple Music albums chart as of Sunday evening, over Eminem's 'Kamikaze' at No. 2 and Travis Scott's 'ASTROWORLD' at No. 3.

Issue 496: Democratizing Music via Streaming Tech, Data; Deezer Rolls Out to Garmin’s Music-Enabled Fitness Trackers

Democratizing Music Through Streaming Tech and Data Analytics
Brooke Michael Kain knows live music is cool, but says using data to delight customers is even cooler

Deezer Music Streaming App Rolls Out to Garmin's Music-Enabled Fitness Trackers
Deezer Music Streaming App Rolls Out to Garmin's Music-Enabled Fitness Trackerswww.digitaltrends.com
Do you already have a Garmin fitness watch with music? Then head over to Connect IQ and download the newly released Deezer music streaming app. U.S.-based owners can enjoy a free three-month trial to decide whether the up-and-coming music service is for them.

Tension Is Building Between Spotify and the Music Industry

Marc Cimino is frustrated. The Universal Music Publishing executive oversees one of the largest song catalogs in the world, collecting royalties for Nicki Minaj, Adele and Justin Bieber.

Apple Music launches a ‘Top Charts’ playlist series
Apple Music launches a ‘Top Charts’ playlist seriestechcrunch.com

Apple Music is rolling out a new playlist series that will feature the Top 100 songs on Apple Music globally and for those countries where Apple Music is available

SiriusXM: The Music Modernization Act Is Missing Amendments That Artists Should Want
SiriusXM: The Music Modernization Act Is Missing Amendments That Artists Should Wantwww.billboard.com
The music industry is a funny business. SiriusXM has licensed from copyright owners every pre-1972 recording it uses, and the company is still accused of not paying artists for their works, and of even being “unfriendly to artists.”

'Carpool Karaoke' Wins First Creative Arts Emmy
'Carpool Karaoke' Wins First Creative Arts Emmywww.billboard.com
The James Corden-produced ‘Late Late Show’ spinoff has been renewed for a second season..
James Corden has delivered Apple its first Emmy win.

Blockchain-Based Streaming Startup Audius Signs Up 6 Music Biz Advisors After $5.5 Million Funding Round
Blockchain-Based Streaming Startup Audius Signs Up 6 Music Biz Advisors After $5.5 Million Funding Roundwww.billboard.com
Audius, a blockchain-based streaming and hosting protocol that its founders refer to as “Soundcloud on the blockchain,” has signed up six new advisors from various sectors of the music business.

Spotify profit payouts: What's the fairest way to recompense artists?
Spotify profit payouts: What's the fairest way to recompense artists?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

For the artist and management community, the most controversial element of Spotify’s transition to a publicly traded company was how (and if) the three majors and Merlin-member labels would share the proceeds from sale of their equity holdings.

Streaming in Spain Surges to Nearly 75 Percent of All Music Sales
Streaming in Spain Surges to Nearly 75 Percent of All Music Saleswww.billboard.com
Subscription income has risen 53% compared to a year ago.

How Blockchain is Setting the Stage for Musicians
How Blockchain is Setting the Stage for Musiciansmedium.com

Music is constantly evolving — just over the last decade, we have experienced massive innovations that have changed the way musicians create and distribute songs…

Jaguar taps singer Dua Lipa in music tech collaboration
Jaguar taps singer Dua Lipa in music tech collaborationadage.com
Software lets fans remix her song based on their driving data and streaming history

Issue 495: New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervous; Paul McCartney Webcast Tonight

A New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervous
A New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervouswww.nytimes.com
The streaming service has been making deals with independent artists. Could it change the music industry as we know it?

Paul McCartney Announces YouTube Concert Webcast
Paul McCartney Announces YouTube Concert Webcastwww.jambase.com
Paul McCartney will webcast on YouTube a live concert performance from New York City.

Vine and Musical.ly transformed the music industry – then they disappeared. Will history repeat itself?
Vine and Musical.ly transformed the music industry – then they disappeared. Will history repeat itself?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The story is almost a cliché at this point: a short-form video app gains millions of users, gets acquired by a massive tech conglomerate and reshapes the music industry’s understanding of A&R and celebrity, by treating consumers as producers and stars in their own right.

Alexa Will Now Tell You About Upcoming Concerts
Alexa Will Now Tell You About Upcoming Concertsfortune.com
Alexa can answer questions about when and where a concert is happening, and even if a band is currently touring.

Apple’s Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators
Apple’s Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulatorstechcrunch.com

European regulators have given the green light to Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition discovery firm Shazam.

How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Tools
How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Toolsblog.reverbnation.com

There’s plenty of doom and gloom when it comes to songwriters struggling in today’s rapidly evolving music industry, but it’s not all bad news. One especially bright spot is the free analytic tools many streaming platforms are now giving to artists.

Out of the mouths of the playlist generation and sucklings
Out of the mouths of the playlist generation and sucklingswww.thehindu.com
If there is one predominant aesthetic trait that defines the millennial, it is their love for a good music playlist with a vibe that fits their mood.

The evolution of music
The evolution of musicsciencebusiness.net

From vinyl records to cassette tapes, CDs, MP3 players and streaming services, the way we listen to music has rapidly evolved over the years.

Five Music Streaming Apps That Let You Enjoy Cheap 4G Data Plans
Five Music Streaming Apps That Let You Enjoy Cheap 4G Data Planswww.thequint.com

Best music streaming apps in India.

Is Streaming the Savior of the Music Industry?
Is Streaming the Savior of the Music Industry?www.streamingmedia.com
Spotify, Apple Music, and hundreds of smaller music streaming services are fueling growth in music industry revenue, despite high licensing costs demanded by major labels Universal, Sony, and Warner.

YouTube's Dark theme is rolling out to Android now - here's how to get it
YouTube's Dark theme is rolling out to Android now – here's how to get itthenextweb.com
YouTube’s dark theme had begun rolling out to a few lucky Android users in July, but it seems like it’s finally becoming available more widely.

Issue 494: LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivals; Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Hits 1B Spotify Streams; Free Neko Case Webcast Tonight

LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivals
LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivalsvariety.com
The two-day concerts take place in Oakland and Los Angeles.

YouTube Stream-Ripping 'Still A Huge Problem'
YouTube Stream-Ripping 'Still A Huge Problem'www.m-magazine.co.uk
Websites dedicated to pirating music from YouTube are causing trouble. 35% of 16-24-year olds are ‘stream-ripping’ music – and that number is set to rise.

The Current Presents Free Neko Case Webcast Live From St. Paul
The Current Presents Free Neko Case Webcast Live From St. Paulwww.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter Neko Case’s upcoming headlining show in St. Paul will be webcast live on YouTube thanks to Minneapolis public radio station The Current.

AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptors
AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptorswww.hypebot.com

When new technology is introduced to the music industry, artists and musicians often flock to it to create new music, and new businesses.

Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’
Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’platformandstream.wordpress.com

Atlantic Podcasts has announced the launch of an exclusive new documentary series. ‘Inside the Album’ will offer an unprecedented look into how great albums get made, revealing the extraordinary process behind records spanning Atlantic Records’ current artists and legendary catalog.

BitTorrent launches uTorrent Web to let you download and play files in your browser
BitTorrent launches uTorrent Web to let you download and play files in your browserventurebeat.com
BitTorrent today launched a new BitTorrent client: uTorrent Web. Not to be confused with uTorrent (stylized as µTorrent), and despite what its name might suggest, you still have to download and install uTorrent Web.

Spotify and other streaming services have an ad-blocking problem
Spotify and other streaming services have an ad-blocking problemdigiday.com

For listeners who don’t want their playlists or podcasts interrupted by ads, Spotify’s answer has always been simple: pay up.

Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’
Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’musically.com
Congratulations to Camila Cabello, whose track ‘Havana’ has just reached the milestone of one billion Spotify streams. A landmark in itself, but what surprised us was that it’s the first time any woman has hit that number.

BluOS Partners with SoundMachine
BluOS Partners with SoundMachineplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developer of the BluOS music operating system, has partnered with SoundMachine, a music subscription service geared towards an enhanced music experience for light commercial environments.

Childish Gambino Is Sending Two Unreleased Songs to Fans Who Buy Tour Tickets
Childish Gambino Is Sending Two Unreleased Songs to Fans Who Buy Tour Ticketswww.billboard.com
Childish Gambino is heading out on the road with Vince Staples for his This Is America tour starting in October.

Vevo Names Alan Price CEO
Vevo Names Alan Price CEOwww.billboard.com
Alan Price has been named CEO of video platform Vevo.

Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’

Atlantic Podcasts has announced the launch of an exclusive new documentary series. ‘Inside the Album’ will offer an unprecedented look into how great albums get made, revealing the extraordinary process behind records spanning Atlantic Records’ current artists and legendary catalog.

Hosted by veteran producer/author Jesse Cannon (The Cure, Animal Collective, “Weird Al” Yankovic), ‘Inside the Album’ will explore all aspects of the creative process, from inception to release, via interviews with the key players behind the music – songwriters, musicians, producers, label executives, industry professionals, friends, family members, and more. Continue reading “Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’”

BluOS Partners with SoundMachine

Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developer of the BluOS music operating system, has partnered with SoundMachine, a music subscription service geared towards an enhanced music experience for light commercial environments.

With its content reaching over 10,000 locations across more than 65 countries, subscribers will now be able to enjoy wirelessly transmitted music through BluOS. SoundMachine provides users fully licensed access to professional curated stations and the ability to schedule promotional messages that will play at either scheduled intervals or at exact times along with their music. Continue reading “BluOS Partners with SoundMachine”

Issue #493: Spotify Sets Their Target on College Students; Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave

Spotify sets their target on College Students
Spotify sets their target on College Studentsmedium.com

According to Spotify, the streaming giant is adding Showtime to their Student plan, which costs student $4.99 per month for premium access.

Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave
Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wavemusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

MIDiA has published a new report that deep dives into how streaming is, or in some cases is not, lifting off in emerging markets. The regions we focused on were Russia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, China and India.

eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3's survival
eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3's survivalmusically.com
eMusic made its name with a subscription-based music downloads service focused on independent labels, before adding major labels in 2010 – a controversial move at the time.

Games Without Frontiers: When Will Twitch Start Paying Its Dues to the Music Industry?
Games Without Frontiers: When Will Twitch Start Paying Its Dues to the Music Industry?www.synchtank.com
Content platform Twitch generates a huge amount of revenue, but despite music being used in most of its streams, the music industry doesn’t see a penny of it. Ben Gilbert investigates…

Introducing Humbolt, The World's First 'Ethical' Streaming Music Service
Introducing Humbolt, The World's First 'Ethical' Streaming Music Servicewww.digitalmusicnews.com
Humbolt, an indie-centered streaming music service app, has launched on iOS and Android. Yet, the $2.99/month service has bit off more than it can chew.

YouTube Music arrives in 4 new countries - will India be next?
YouTube Music arrives in 4 new countries – will India be next?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

YouTube’s newly re-launched premium subscription streaming service has arrived in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg.

Is It Time For  New Way To Pay For Our Audio Hobby?
Is It Time For New Way To Pay For Our Audio Hobby?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson considers the cost of audio equipment…

Even As Streaming Increases YouTube Is Still The Place For Music Discovery
Even As Streaming Increases YouTube Is Still The Place For Music Discoverymusic3point0.com
YouTube continues to be the place for music discovery even though streaming has recently come on strong, according to a new study.

The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral
The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viralwww.nytimes.com
Today, a rap recorded in 20 minutes can go from internet obscurity to a Drake-approved club smash. The artists Sheck Wes, 16yrold and Take A Daytrip show us how they did it.

Disney and Amazon Announce Disney Soundtracks Now Streaming on Prime Music
Disney and Amazon Announce Disney Soundtracks Now Streaming on Prime Musicwww.laughingplace.com
Disney Music Group has partnered with Amazon Music to offer more than 50 Disney soundtracks to stream on Amazon’s Prime Music platform. 

2 Streaming Amps for Audiophiles: Naim Uniti, Bluesound
2 Streaming Amps for Audiophiles: Naim Uniti, Bluesoundwww.wired.com
Streaming music doesn’t have to mean compromised sound. Here are two picks to help you find cloud-connected aural ecstasy.

Issue #492: The National, Bon Iver Want to Fix the Streaming Economy; The Future of Music Festivals Is … the Internet?

The National and Bon Iver want to fix the streaming economy

PEOPLE, their new streaming platform that prioritizes collaboration and de-emphasizes the algorithm, has launched.

The Future of Music Festivals Is … the Internet?
The Future of Music Festivals Is … the Internet?www.theringer.com
After the triumph of Beychella, it seemed as though the mega-music fest was stronger than ever. But the cancellation of several high-profile events and a serious market correction has the industry reconsidering its future. And one long-running festival thinks it has the answer: make festivals into content.

Spotify: Bundles Can Help Keep Subscribers Around
Spotify: Bundles Can Help Keep Subscribers Around www.barrons.com
Special offers can make it a pain to switch.

The Give and Take of Music Publishing in the Age of Streaming
The Give and Take of Music Publishing in the Age of Streamingwww.synchtank.com
With famous musicians and music publishing executives continuing to express their discontent over the current streaming royalty rates for songwriters, Eamonn Forde explains why the solution is not as simple as it appears.

Artists are publicly rebelling against streaming services. Will their grievances gather momentum?
Artists are publicly rebelling against streaming services. Will their grievances gather momentum?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Last Sunday Nicki Minaj hopped on Twitter to air a few grievances.

The Album Format Might Not Make Much Sense Anymore
The Album Format Might Not Make Much Sense Anymorenoisey.vice.com
We asked some random people about the last album they listened to all the way through, and where the ‘long-player’ format even fits into their lives.

Digital Music: Spotify and Pandora Are ‘Stronger Than Perceived’
Digital Music: Spotify and Pandora Are ‘Stronger Than Perceived’www.barrons.com
Spotify and Pandora Media are holding their own against tech giants, a new analysis of app downloads suggests.

State of the YouTube Music Economy 2.0: A Turning Point for All Parties
State of the YouTube Music Economy 2.0: A Turning Point for All Parties musicindustryblog.wordpress.com

YouTube is the most widely used streaming music app globally but it is also the most controversial one, locked in a perpetual struggle with music rights holders, with neither side quite trusting the intent of the other.

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming
Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streamingwww.slashgear.com
Yamaha has a new turntable product for vinyl enthusiasts: the MusicCast VINYL 500. This new turntable supports both playing vinyl albums and streaming music to

MTN Uganda bets on music streaming as voice business slows
MTN Uganda bets on music streaming as voice business slowsin.reuters.com
Telecom firm MTN Uganda is betting on a new music streaming product to boost revenue and counter declining voice call sales, its chief marketing officer said in an interview.

How to upload music to Spotify and take it anywhere
How to upload music to Spotify and take it anywherewww.businessinsider.com
Spotify is an incredible service I never feel bad about paying for — especially because it allows uploads from my computer that I can take anywhere.

Issue #490: Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Sat. Webcast; Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pastures

Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Webcast Of The Gorge Concert
Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Webcast Of The Gorge Concertwww.jambase.com
This Saturday’s Dave Matthews Band concert will be webcast live from The Gorge.

Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pastures
Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pasturesblog.chartmetric.io
At the top of 2018, Nielsen revealed that hip-hop beat out rock to become the most popular genre in the US, and few would argue that Spotify’s #3 most followed playlist (10M+ follows) RapCaviar had a…

It'll take more than Ayumi Hamasaki to help streaming services in Japan
It'll take more than Ayumi Hamasaki to help streaming services in Japanwww.japantimes.co.jp
Ayumi Hamasaki has seen better days as a J-pop superstar, but she still carries some clout. So it should have been noteworthy that her newest release, the

Queen's 'Somebody to Love' Soundtracks Amazon Music Ad, Steve Boom Talks New Marketing Campaign
Queen's 'Somebody to Love' Soundtracks Amazon Music Ad, Steve Boom Talks New Marketing Campaignwww.billboard.com
Amazon Music’s latest ad in its “A Voice Is All You Need” marketing campaign features Queen’s classic “Somebody to Love,” premiering exclusively with Billboard. VP Steve Boom says it all feels “really obvious in hindsight” — just as “great ideas” often do.

Graham James Leaving Spotify
Graham James Leaving Spotifyvariety.com
Veteran publicist joined the company shortly after its U.S. launch in 2011.

Facts About The Luxury Audio Market
Facts About The Luxury Audio Marketwww.twice.com
Everything you need to know about the luxury audio market in the U.S.

Apple Music Taps Greta Van Fleet For 'Up Next' Series
Apple Music Taps Greta Van Fleet For 'Up Next' Serieswww.billboard.com
Greta Van Fleet has built a loyal fan base within Apple Music. Ready to return the favor, Apple Music is now inviting the band to join the platform’s “Up Next” class of global talent, as the first rock band to be featured in their new program.

What Radio Can Learn From The Smart Speaker Race
What Radio Can Learn From The Smart Speaker Racejacobsmedia.com
Look out, Alexa – Amazon’s lead in the smart speaker race may be fading, as the Google Home makes a run.

Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?
Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?music3point0.com
A new study finds that teens think they spend too much time on their smartphones and social media. Could a decrease in use also affect streaming music?

US Hispanics Spend 32 Hours A Week With Music: New Nielsen Report
US Hispanics Spend 32 Hours A Week With Music: New Nielsen Reportwww.billboard.com
“Descubrimiento Digital, the Online Lives of Latinx Consumers,” a new report from The Nielsen Company, says 70% of U.S. Hispanics follow artists on social media, a 43% higher number than that of the total population.

It’s no HQ2, but Pandora is set to bring its own headquarters to Midtown
It’s no HQ2, but Pandora is set to bring its own headquarters to Midtownatlanta.curbed.com
With 50,000 square feet, the music streaming company can stretch out in Atlanta.