Even in the Streaming Era, Overnight Success Remains Risky as Ever — www.complex.com
For many artists, viral fame seems like an ideal scenario. But the baggage that often comes with being an out-of-nowhere star shows no signs of disappearing.
Final Fantasy soundtracks come to Spotify and Apple Music — www.engadget.com
Square Enix might have just convinced a ton of Final Fantasy fans to spend their hard-earned Gil on music streaming services. The game developer, with no prior…
R.I.P. Apple’s iTunes: Remembering the Best, Worst and Wackiest Moments — www.rollingstone.com
A failed Green Day anti-piracy ad and a forced U2 album are among most iconic events in the history of the now-retired iTunes.
In Nigeria, Battle for Music Streaming Space Goes to Unexpected Places — www.billboard.com
To make money in Nigeria’s music industry, Groove Platforms CEO Chidi Okeke is chasing it at the source: the bank.
Spotify lands exclusive podcast deal with Barack and Michelle Obama — www.cnbc.com
The Obamas are getting into the podcasting business, and Spotify has the exclusive rights, NBC News reports.
Spotify Wants You to Listen to More Podcasts, Less Music — fortune.com
Why podcasts equal profit for the music streaming company, which recently acquired Gimlet and Anchor.
Midemlab 2019: music marketing and data/analytics startup pitches — musically.com
The Midemlab startups contest is taking place at Midem today, and the third category was for marketing and data/analytics startups.
Spotify client Xpotify gets Live Tile support in the latest update for Windows 10 — www.windowscentral.com
Fans of the Spotify music service will want to grab the latest Xpotify update that brings Live Tile support and more.
Know Your Rights: Musician’s Simple Guide To Digital Royalties — www.hypebot.com
Far too many artists who release brilliant music are ultimately unaware of how the system works when it comes to collecting royalties on said music, and consequently run the risk of getting ripped off.
EasyBroadcast Announces Partnership and Investment in WAW MUSIC Streaming Service — www.broadcastingcable.com
Using EasyBroadcast’s Hybrid Streaming Delivery Protocol, WAW MUSIC Can Deliver a Superior Experience to End Users in Africa
SoundCloud names Gilles BianRosa Chief Product Officer — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
He was previously a Chief Product Officer at Samsung
Warner Music Digital Chief Ole Obermann Exiting Company — variety.com
In a surprise move, Ole Obermann, Warner Music’s chief digital officer, is leaving the company, a rep confirmed to Variety.
IAB Study: Podcast Advertising Revenue Grew 53% to $479.1 Million — www.billboard.com
Podcast advertising revenue grew to an estimated $479.1 million in 2018, up 53% over the previous year.
Dr. John, a true New Orleans music legend, dies at age 77 — www.nola.com
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. was a six-time Grammy winner.
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