Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan With Music Streaming Service

Developed by the team at Saarey Records, Saarey Music is a music streaming service with a focus on Pakistani classical music.

Launched in the summer of 2019 by Faraan A. Irfan, the founder & CEO of Saarey Records, Saarey Music features unlimited ad-free access to exclusive and rare recordings of authentic live performances curated from the archives of the All Pakistan Music Conference. The annual event is designed to preserve and promote Pakistani classical music.

The recordings are curated from performances since 1960.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Irfan about his latest music streaming venture and his thoughts on the streaming music business. Continue reading Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan With Music Streaming Service

Nativ, IDAGIO Partner to Bring Lossless Classical Music Streaming to Audiophiles Around the World

Nativ and IDAGIO will be working together to provide users with the ultimate listening experience. With this new integration, classical music lovers will be able to stream the entire IDAGIO catalog, including over 1,000 labels, directly on the Vita’s beautiful 11.6” IPS Touchscreen. Continue reading Nativ, IDAGIO Partner to Bring Lossless Classical Music Streaming to Audiophiles Around the World

Issue 665: Digital Music Booms in Brazil; Sonos, Soundtrack Your Brand Partner for Business Streaming

Thanks to Spotify and Deezer, digital music booms in Brazil
Thanks to Spotify and Deezer, digital music booms in Brazilbrazilian.report
Digital music: The Brazilian music industry continues to grow, propelled by streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer

Sonos Partners With Soundtrack Your Brand for Business Streaming
Sonos Partners With Soundtrack Your Brand for Business Streamingwww.bloomberg.com
A Spotify-backed music streaming company will be exposed to hundreds of thousands of potential new customers through a tie-up with U.S. speaker manufacturer Sonos Inc.

The Case For "Retiring" Radio Station Call Letters
The Case For "Retiring" Radio Station Call Lettersjacobsmedia.com
Sports teams retire iconic player numbers and we designate landmark buildings. It’s time to start honoring historic radio station call letters.

Spotify launches European election playlist with one entry from each EU country
Spotify launches European election playlist with one entry from each EU countrywww.euronews.com
Spotify has launched an EU election playlist in time for Europe Day to encourage citizens to vote in the upcoming election.

Safe Harbor Reform In The United States: The Time is Now
Safe Harbor Reform In The United States: The Time is Nowwww.billboard.com
Recent news of the European Union directive related to active measures online service providers (or “OSPs”) must now take to police infringement on their sites has re-sparked a similar discussion in the United States, notably with the recent Copyright Office panel discussions held last month.

Instagram appears to be testing stickers with song lyrics
Instagram appears to be testing stickers with song lyricswww.theverge.com
It looks as though Instagram is testing out a new feature for stickers in its Stories feature: music lyrics that play out along with a video.

Time's Up, TikTok: Labels, Publishers Eye Better Licensing Deals With the Buzz-Making App
Time's Up, TikTok: Labels, Publishers Eye Better Licensing Deals With the Buzz-Making Appwww.billboard.com
The Chinese-owned video-sharing site helps promote songs like “Old Town Road.” But labels and publishers want better licensing deals — and more revenue.

'I believe we're going to see huge changes in how record labels run their sync businesses.'
'I believe we're going to see huge changes in how record labels run their sync businesses.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The sync business is flying.

Trey Anastasio's Ghosts Of The Forest Starts Rolling Out Live Videos
Trey Anastasio's Ghosts Of The Forest Starts Rolling Out Live Videoswww.jambase.com
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest on “Ghosts Of The Forest” and “Drift While You’re Sleeping” in new videos from the band’s April 12, 2019 show at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.

Facebook Users Can Now Add Birthday Music to Their Stories Using New Feature
Facebook Users Can Now Add Birthday Music to Their Stories Using New Featurewww.billboard.com
Beginning Friday (May 10), Facebook users can add digital cards, photos and videos to Stories to celebrate the birthdays of friends and family, the company has revealed to Billboard.

iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'
iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'www.billboard.com

iHeartMedia announced that Rahul Sabnis has been promoted to chief creative officer and executive vp of the company’s just-launched in-house creative group, TheStudio at iHeartMedia.

Naim's Mu-so 2 is a one-stop shop for music streaming – but it'll cost your
Naim's Mu-so 2 is a one-stop shop for music streaming – but it'll cost yourwww.techradar.com
The second-gen streaming box comes with Google Chromecast built-in, as well as Spotify Connect, Tidal and AirPlay 2.

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Issue 658: Spotify Tests Voice Ads in the U.S.; Octiive Debuts New Indie Musician’s Hub; Why Music Can’t Be Separated from Tech

Spotify tests voice-enabled ads in the US

If you’re a free user on Spotify’s streaming music service, you may hear an ad soon that asks you to respond verbally.

Octiive Launches the Ultimate Indie Musician’s Hub
Octiive Launches the Ultimate Indie Musician’s Hubplatformandstream.com

Octiive has launched a comprehensive hub for independent artists. Starting with the world’s largest independent digital distribution network, the company formerly known as MondoTunes, adds new tools and services to give indie artists everything they need to fast track getting their music careers off the ground.

Why Music Can't Be Separated From Tech
Why Music Can't Be Separated From Techwww.tunecore.com
Music and technology are continuing to evolve together. In this article, Patrick McGuire reminds artists that the time to adapt was yesterday.

As Music Radio Struggles To Survive, IHeartMedia Plans An IPO
As Music Radio Struggles To Survive, IHeartMedia Plans An IPOwww.forbes.com
Does radio matter to the music business anymore, or are streaming playlists and podcasts the thing today? A planned IPO from radio giant iHeartMedia may provide answers.

Kiss's Paul Stanley On Music Streaming Services: 'For The Most Part, It's Unfair To The Musicians'
Kiss's Paul Stanley On Music Streaming Services: 'For The Most Part, It's Unfair To The Musicians'www.blabbermouth.net
In a brand new interview with Yahoo! Finance, KISS frontman Paul Stanley was asked for his views on music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple…

So is Spotify now the inevitable next King of Podcasts? Or will it struggle, like everyone else, to get past Apple?
So is Spotify now the inevitable next King of Podcasts? Or will it struggle, like everyone else, to get past Apple?www.niemanlab.org
Plus: The U.K. wants to open up funding for independent audio, Newt Gingrich gets his own World, and a new show about being a working mother.

Next Clio Music awards submission deadline is 17 May
Next Clio Music awards submission deadline is 17 Maymusically.com
Clio Music lives as a section within the annual Clio Awards, this year celebrating the 60th-anniversary milestone and scheduled to be held on September 25th during advertising week in NYC.

Sirius XM Implements Layoffs, Realigns Staff After Pandora Acquisition
Sirius XM Implements Layoffs, Realigns Staff After Pandora Acquisitionwww.billboard.com
With a combined workforce of 4,600 employees, the cuts represent about 1% of its work force.

Machine learning is helping unsigned artists make Spotify pay
Machine learning is helping unsigned artists make Spotify paywww.wired.co.uk
Usually only artists that are already quite successful can access an advance on royalties, but Swedish startup Amuse wants to help level the playing field

Amazon Could Threaten Spotify With Free Look-Alike Streaming Service
Amazon Could Threaten Spotify With Free Look-Alike Streaming Serviceobserver.com
As Spotify’s worldwide domination is hindered by Apple Music’s popularity, another power player courtesy of Amazon is ready to enter the music streaming field.

Recent Spotify Update Breaks Lockscreen Controls for Potentially Millions of Users
Recent Spotify Update Breaks Lockscreen Controls for Potentially Millions of Userswww.digitalmusicnews.com

For the past month or so, Spotify users have remained vocal in their disappointment over a recent update on Android.

Nielsen expands its radio coverage to 500+ terrestrial and satellite stations in Canada
Nielsen expands its radio coverage to 500+ terrestrial and satellite stations in Canadawww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
SOCAN extends relationship with Nielsen Music

How Big Data is Reshaping the Future of Music Industry
How Big Data is Reshaping the Future of Music Industrywww.cioreview.com

The music industry has needed a makeover for an extended period.

Spotify confirms it paid $56 million for Parcast, taking its total podcast acquisition value to $400 million
Spotify confirms it paid $56 million for Parcast, taking its total podcast acquisition value to $400 millionventurebeat.com
Spotify has confirmed that it paid $56 million for Parcast, taking its total podcast acquisition value to $400 million in 2019, so far.

Get Your Music Reposted on SoundCloud
Get Your Music Reposted on SoundCloudblog.symphonicdistribution.com

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Issue 657: Music Biz Takes Aim at Fortnite Over Song Royalties; Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?; Primephonic Adds Offline Listening for U.S. Users

Music industry takes aim at Fortnite over song royalties
Songwriters and composers look to use new copyright laws to cash in on the boom in online gaming

Classical music streaming platform Primephonic adds offline listening for US users
Classical music streaming platform Primephonic adds offline listening for US userswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Platform hits 150,000 downloads 8 months after launch

Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?
Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?gizmodo.com

People have been complaining about iTunes for ages.

Everyone Wants to Be a Music Distributor -- But Is That Actually a Good Business Decision?
Everyone Wants to Be a Music Distributor — But Is That Actually a Good Business Decision?www.billboard.com
As streaming continues to fuel recorded-music growth, investors see companies that get songs onto services as gold mines. But how much money is there?

Nearly 40,000 tracks are now being added to Spotify every single day
Nearly 40,000 tracks are now being added to Spotify every single daywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
That’s the equivalent of 280,000 songs a week, or around 1.2 million tracks per calendar month.

Peloton Fires Back at NMPA Lawsuit Over Workout Videos, Denying the Use of Unlicensed Music
Peloton Fires Back at NMPA Lawsuit Over Workout Videos, Denying the Use of Unlicensed Musicwww.billboard.com
At-home exercise startup Peloton vehemently denies using unlicensed music in its workout videos, according to allegations that were brought against the company by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) last month in a $150 million lawsuit.

Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tube
Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tubewww.thehindubusinessline.com
After the success of its over the top (OTT) music streaming app Wynk Music, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube, which has a collection of 40-lakh songs and related

Plex adds more TIDAL-powered features, including ‘Artist TV’ for playing music videos
Plex adds more TIDAL-powered features, including ‘Artist TV’ for playing music videostechcrunch.com

Media center app Plex is rolling out new features to expand upon its partnership with TIDAL, the streaming music service it began working with last November.

Music's top labels to social phenom TikTok: Pay up
Music's top labels to social phenom TikTok: Pay upwww.fastcompany.com
Negations between the labels and the app are reaching a stalemate, which could lead to a music-less TikTok.

5 things you didn't know Apple Music can do
5 things you didn't know Apple Music can dowww.goodhousekeeping.com
There’s more to Apple Music than streaming and playlists. We’ve uncovered five Apple Music features you probably didn’t know the service offers, from listening to the radio to sharing music tips with friends.

Soundcloud Adds DEX 3 DJ Software Integration
Soundcloud Adds DEX 3 DJ Software Integrationwww.hypebot.com

SoundCloud has added a new DJ performance software integration with DEX 3. DJ’s can now instantly stream content from SoundCloud’s massive catalog of original tracks in high-quality audio available with a SoundCloud Go+ premium consumer subscription.

What Spotify’s acquisitions mean for marketers
What Spotify’s acquisitions mean for marketerswww.thedrum.com

Earlier this year, Spotify made waves in the world of podcasting with a few big announcements.

Four music podcasts to binge post-Coachella
Four music podcasts to binge post-Coachelladailytrojan.com
These four podcasts take deep dives into your favorite artists, introduce you to new music you’ll enjoy and provide insight into the music industry.

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Issue 653: Lynyrd Skynyrd Returns to SiriusXM; Gaana Hits 100M; Peloton Users Stuck with ‘Terrible Tunes’; Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label

 


Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’ Channel Returns to SiriusXM
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’ Channel Returns to SiriusXMwww.ajc.com

The Southern Rock Channel will highlight music from the band’s career – including live cuts and rarities – and also feature songs from other Southern rockers including The Allman Brothers Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Peloton users stuck with 'terrible tunes' following licensing lawsuit
Peloton users stuck with ‘terrible tunes’ following licensing lawsuitwww.engadget.com

Connected exercise bike maker Peloton was hit with a $150 million lawsuit last month for playing unlicensed music, and now its customers are feeling the fall out.

Gaana hits 100m Monthly Active Users
Gaana hits 100m Monthly Active Userswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

India-based music streaming firm Gaana has reached a landmark 100 million monthly active users and claims to be the first platform in the market to do so.

Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label, Will Remove Catalog From Platform
Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label, Will Remove Catalog From Platformvariety.com
Spotify is being sued by the country’s oldest record label, Saregama, and will remove that company’s 120,000-song catalog from its platform.

Prince Estate to Release ‘Originals’ Album: His Versions of Songs He Gave to Other Artists
Prince Estate to Release ‘Originals’ Album: His Versions of Songs He Gave to Other Artistsvariety.com
On June 7, Prince’s estate will release “Originals,” a 15-track album containing Prince’s recordings of songs he gave to other artists.

SiriusXM Posts Earnings Miss After Purchasing Pandora Media
SiriusXM Posts Earnings Miss After Purchasing Pandora Mediawww.forbes.com
The satellite radio broadcaster is trying to achieve synergy with its newly acquired internet radio business.

Has Spotify Regained #1 Spot In US Subscriptions?
Has Spotify Regained #1 Spot In US Subscriptions?www.hypebot.com

Last month the headline was that Apple Music had unofficially surpassed Spotify in U.S. paid subscribers.

All-time Shazam record smashed by Florence + The Machine track in Game Of Thrones
All-time Shazam record smashed by Florence + The Machine track in Game Of Throneswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Florence Welch’s track was ‘Shazamed’ approximately 300,000 times worldwide within 24 hours

'First On SoundCloud' Expands With Fan Created Content
‘First On SoundCloud’ Expands With Fan Created Contentwww.hypebot.com

Following the success of the “First On SoundCloud” campaigns in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists program.

Smart speakers: Why your voice is a major battle in music
Smart speakers: Why your voice is a major battle in musicwww.bbc.com
Success on smart speakers comes down to how well record labels and artists can optimise their songs’ metadata.

The Real Reasons Artists Succeed on Spotify
The Real Reasons Artists Succeed on Spotifywww.digitalmusicnews.com
George Goodrich of Playlist Push has witnessed thousands of successful Spotify playlist campaigns. Here, he shares his most important tips.

Universal Music Group Taps Apple Music's JJ Corsini & Chris Hovsepian for New Artist Development Initiative
Universal Music Group Taps Apple Music’s JJ Corsini & Chris Hovsepian for New Artist Development Initiativewww.billboard.com
Universal Music Group has hired JJ Corsini and Chris Hovsepian as senior vp artist development, who join the company from Apple Music and will spearhead a new artist development initiative starting May 1.

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Issue 638: Millennials Fuel Boom in Classical Music Streaming; SiriusXM, Pandora Unveil Cross-Platform Experience; Internet Archive to Host 490K ‘Lost’ MySpace Music Tracks

Millennials fuel boom in classical music streaming with many using it to help with exam revision 
Millennials fuel boom in classical music streaming with many using it to help with exam revision www.dailymail.co.uk
Research released by the Royal Albert Hall and streaming service Deezer showed a huge boom in millennials listening to classical music, including Johann Sebastian Bach, pictured above.

SiriusXM and Pandora Unveil Inaugural Cross-Platform Experience: Pandora NOW
SiriusXM and Pandora Unveil Inaugural Cross-Platform Experience: Pandora NOWwww.billboard.com
Pandora and SiriusXM announced on Thursday their first cross-platform “experience” for users since the satellite radio giant acquired the digital streamer earlier this year.

The Internet Archive will host 490,000 music tracks 'lost' by MySpace
The Internet Archive will host 490,000 music tracks 'lost' by MySpacewww.engadget.com
When MySpace announced that it had “accidentally” (and there are question marks around that) lost 12 years of content last month, former users were devastated t…

5 key takeaways from IFPI’s Global Music Report 2019
5 key takeaways from IFPI’s Global Music Report 2019www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
IFPI released its Global Music Report 2019 today (April 2)

Ram Trucks’ SiriusXM 360L Unpeels Like a Secret Menu
Ram Trucks’ SiriusXM 360L Unpeels Like a Secret Menuwww.trucks.com
SiriuxXM 360L allows users to enjoy a customized listening experience of both live and on-demand programming.

Deezer hires ex-BBC and Nothing Else Matters exec Nigel Harding as VP of Artist Marketing
Deezer hires ex-BBC and Nothing Else Matters exec Nigel Harding as VP of Artist Marketingwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Harding joins from Sony imprint Nothing Else Matters Records

Spotify goes hyperlocal with debut campaign in India
Spotify goes hyperlocal with debut campaign in Indiawww.thedrum.com
Spotify has created its first campaign in India after launching in the country in February.

Spotify sculpts Cardi B, other hip-hop stars for latest RapCaviar pantheon
Spotify sculpts Cardi B, other hip-hop stars for latest RapCaviar pantheonwww.marketingdive.com

Marketing news, voices and jobs for industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

Symphonic Distribution Expands to Nashville & Colombia
Symphonic Distribution Expands to Nashville & Colombiawww.billboard.com
Independent music distribution and marketing company Symphonic Distribution is expanding its operations to Colombia and Nashville, the company announced on Tuesday.

Music Streaming On the Rise, Gaana most-favored: CMR
Music Streaming On the Rise, Gaana most-favored: CMRwww.ciol.com
CMR conducted – Music Streaming Apps Survey 2019, that light on the changing customer preferences, and behaviour around music.

University researchers examine how data science can interpret musicily
University researchers examine how data science can interpret musicilywww.michigandaily.com
On Monday afternoon, students and professors from the University of Michigan Data Science for Music Challenge Initiative conducted live research in Hill Auditorium during a musical performance and informational presentation before nearly 200 community members.

Spotify data exposes how much your music preferences change with latitude
Spotify data exposes how much your music preferences change with latitudehhhhappy.com
Recent data collected by researchers conducting a study with Spotify has revealed that latitude, amongst many variables, has a distinct effect on music preferences around the world.

Queensrÿche's Michael Wilton: Music Streaming Is 'Killing A Lot Of Bands Out There'
Queensrÿche's Michael Wilton: Music Streaming Is 'Killing A Lot Of Bands Out There'www.blabbermouth.net

QueensrÿcheE guitarist Michael Wilton was recently interviewed by The Mighty Z (a.k.a. Zoran Theodorovic) of Capital Chaos TV.

Issue 615: 5 Music Startup Trends; Spotify (Not Just for Music Anymore); Beatport CEO: Streaming Feels Like “Dawn of a New DJ Experience”

5 Music Startup Trends To Follow In 2019
5 Music Startup Trends To Follow In 2019www.hypebot.com

Cherie Hu look at five observable trends in the world of music industry tech startups, and what these inclinations suggest about the future of the music biz and the ways in which tech companies and their investors understand and relate to the music business.

Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore.
Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore.www.nytimes.com
With its acquisition of two podcasting companies, the streaming service broadens its ambitions to include everything audio.

Beatport CEO: Streaming feels like "the dawn of a new DJ experience"
Beatport CEO: Streaming feels like "the dawn of a new DJ experience"djmag.com
“It appears that some may be letting their enthusiasm blind them to real-world challenges…”

Apple Music is Helping Elevate India’s Hip Hop Scene From Local Gullys to Global Playlists
Apple Music is Helping Elevate India’s Hip Hop Scene From Local Gullys to Global Playlistsin.mashable.com
Desi Hip Hop’s time has come and how!

Music Industry's Revenue Continues To Grow, But Beneath The Surface Are Warning Signs
Music Industry's Revenue Continues To Grow, But Beneath The Surface Are Warning Signswww.forbes.com
The latest RIAA music industry revenue numbers show continued growth and continued dominance of interactive streaming. But growth in streaming is slowing down, leading to questions about where the industry will go next.

Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominance
Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominanceadage.com
Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominance

A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industry
A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industrywww.rollingstone.com

More than $100 Billion Is at Stake.

Spotify Is Turning to Placed as an Offline Attribution Measurement Partner
Spotify Is Turning to Placed as an Offline Attribution Measurement Partnerwww.adweek.com
The two companies worked together on Baskin-Robbins’ campaign last summer.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce Wallingford Webcast
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce Wallingford Webcastwww.jambase.com
A webcast of tonight’s Bob Weir & Wolf Bros show at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut is available via nugs.tv.

7digital Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement That Ends Juke Partnership
7digital Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement That Ends Juke Partnershipwww.billboard.com
German music service Juke has agreed to pay €4 million ($4.5 million) to London-based digital services company 7digital.

Why vinyl records survive in the digital age
Why vinyl records survive in the digital agearstechnica.com
Don’t underestimate ritual and tactility.

Around 91m Americans may be listening to podcasts every week
Around 91m Americans may be listening to podcasts every weekmusically.com
“We’re entering the Golden Age of Podcasts” claims a headline on a blog post by Chartable, a company that focuses on podcast analytics.

Issue 602: SiriusXM Must Decide What to Do With Pandora; Qobuz Debuts Today; ‘Green Book’ Soundtrack Passes 1M Streams

With Merger Complete, SiriusXM Must Decide What to Do With Pandora
With Merger Complete, SiriusXM Must Decide What to Do With Pandorawww.digitaltrends.com
The merger between SiriusXM and Pandora, which has been in the works since September of 2018, is now complete. This means that 2019 will be the year that the combined entity will have to figure out how to make the most of the two audiences. Here’s how it plans to do it.

Hi-res streaming service Qobuz launches in the US today
Hi-res streaming service Qobuz launches in the US todaymusically.com
Music-streaming service Qobuz will go live in the US today: a launch that the company has been teasing for several months.

‘Green Book’ Soundtrack Passes 1 Million Streams
‘Green Book’ Soundtrack Passes 1 Million Streamsvariety.com
The official soundtrack to “Green Book” has surpassed one million streams on global music streaming platforms.

Deezer chooses Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi for ‘Next’ promo
Deezer chooses Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi for ‘Next’ promomusically.com
Deezer has announced the next swathe of artists who’ll benefit from its ‘Deezer Next’ promotion in 2019.

Spotify Spends Big On Podcasts, But Ad Revenue Has A Long Way To Go
Spotify Spends Big On Podcasts, But Ad Revenue Has A Long Way To Gowww.forbes.com
Spotify is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on podcast-related acquisitions. But the primary source of revenue in podcasting is advertising, and podcast ad revenue has a long way to go before it catches up to streaming music.

How India's Millennials, Smartphones and Spotify's Entry will Awaken the Music Industry's 'Sleeping Giant'
How India's Millennials, Smartphones and Spotify's Entry will Awaken the Music Industry's 'Sleeping Giant'www.entrepreneur.com
It is clear that every music streaming platform sees India as a golden ticket to growing tenfold. So much so, that streaming services like Spotify will likely come into the Indian market with a limited catalog with the goal of taking on market share holder Gaana.

‘Spotify Teardown’ Is the Book Spotify Didn’t Want Published
‘Spotify Teardown’ Is the Book Spotify Didn’t Want Publishedwww.rollingstone.com

Researchers behind the controversial new book into Spotify’s operations chat with Rolling Stone about their most surprising findings.

Warren Haynes & Stefani Scamardo Announce Valentine's Day Special On SiriusXM Jam On
Warren Haynes & Stefani Scamardo Announce Valentine's Day Special On SiriusXM Jam Onwww.jambase.com
The husband-and-wife pair of Stefani Scamardo and Warren Haynes will host a “Valentine’s Day Love Set” all day on February 14 via SiriusXM’s Jam On featuring Phil Lesh, Dave Matthews, Mike Gordon and more.

Why Don't We have Perfect Sound Yet?
Why Don't We have Perfect Sound Yet?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at reasons why we aren’t yet in sonic nirvana…

The album is in crisis: Streaming services, artists' preference for singles have put the format under threat
The album is in crisis: Streaming services, artists' preference for singles have put the format under threatwww.firstpost.com
Older consumers with a personal fondness for romantic balladeers and people who are buying music for their children are the only ones purchasing albums anymore. Most listeners have migrated to Youtube and audio streaming services

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances
Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advanceswww.hypebot.com
Royalty advances are typically an unpredictable shot in the dark about what an artist is worth, with publishers seeking to keep it as low as possible, while artists work to squeeze as much money out as possible. In hopes to remove some of the polarizing ambiguity from this process, Swedish…

Issue 571: 10 Music Business Predictions for 2019; Mariah Carey’s Big Streaming Day Shows Little Payment

10 Music Business Predictions For 2019
10 Music Business Predictions For 2019www.forbes.com
There have been many trends in the music business in the last year that point to what might happen in the new year.

Mariah Carey's record-breaking day shows how little musicians make from Spotify
Mariah Carey's record-breaking day shows how little musicians make from Spotifyqz.com
The pop star’s Christmas song has been streamed more than 10 million times today. Relatively speaking, there won’t be a huge payout.

Spotify Stock Could Be Due for Big Comeback
Spotify Stock Could Be Due for Big Comebackwww.barrons.com

The significant selloff in Spotify Technology stock is overdone and driven by pressure from the general market, according to MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson.

How streaming has hijacked our charts
How streaming has hijacked our chartswww.tweeddailynews.com.au
The current ARIA top 50 is a confusing mess of retro classics that have stumbled their way to the top for the first time in years – and this is why.

Comcast to Drop Fuse Music Channel in New Year
Comcast to Drop Fuse Music Channel in New Yearwww.billboard.com
Comcast, the U.S. cable provider, announced that it will be dropping Fuse Music Channel, which is partially owned by Jennifer Lopez, from its services in the new year.

How different music streaming platforms use AI
How different music streaming platforms use AIwww.androidpit.com
The music industry continues to integrate new technologies and streaming music services are no exception. The collective goal is to make further progress in the customization of music, achieved largely by some platforms thanks to the implementation of artificial intelligence.

Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classics
Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classicsthemusicuniverse.com
Sampling, streaming brings unintentional rebirth to music classics including Santana thanks to a sample in Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts.”

Even in the streaming music era, the box set endures. Here are some of the year's best
Even in the streaming music era, the box set endures. Here are some of the year's bestwww.latimes.com
Even in the anything-and-everything streaming era, the world of music boxed sets is showing plenty of life. After all, sometimes you need a curator. Before we focus on 2019, here are some archival releases not to be overlooked.

Neil Young Launches Personal Streaming Service That Could Actually Work
Neil Young Launches Personal Streaming Service That Could Actually Workwww.hypebot.com

While the prohibitive costs of the necessary music licenses has made launching a new streaming service next to impossible, Neil Young is trying a different approach by rolling out a platform that only offers his own music, in joint venture with Warner music that might actually be successful.

With Amazon Echo Deal, Apple Music Is At A Crossroads
With Amazon Echo Deal, Apple Music Is At A Crossroadswww.forbes.com
As smart speakers go mainstream, the walls between the tech giants’ walled gardens are starting to come down.

HMV: Did streaming cause retailer to fail?
HMV: Did streaming cause retailer to fail?www.bbc.com
The rise of Netflix and rental streaming services seem to have caused a plunge in DVD sales.

Issue #440: SoundCloud Focused on Creators in New Marketing Campaign; Tech Companies as the New Record Labels?

SoundCloud ‘redoubles focus’ on creators in First On SoundCloud campaign says CEO
SoundCloud ‘redoubles focus’ on creators in First On SoundCloud campaign says CEOwww.thedrum.com
SoundCloud is among one of the largest streaming sites in the world, claimed its chief executive, but unhappy with that, he is keen to differentiate it by redoubling its focus on championing the creative talent that helped build the open music platform in the first place.

Tech companies are the new record labels? Get the popcorn in!
Tech companies are the new record labels? Get the popcorn in!www.pias.com

Labels, recording studios, and radio still matter, but in a cluttered landscape artists’ biggest challenge is now navigating this complexity, noise and disruption to get heard.

Spotify, Amazon Used CMA Fest as Platform to Woo CD-Loving Country Fans
Spotify, Amazon Used CMA Fest as Platform to Woo CD-Loving Country Fanswww.billboard.com
The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren’t the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year’s festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming compared with other genres.

Russia's VKontakte, Former Haven for Pirated Music, Reports 1.5 Million Subscribers for Its Legit Streaming Service
Russia's VKontakte, Former Haven for Pirated Music, Reports 1.5 Million Subscribers for Its Legit Streaming Servicewww.billboard.com
VKontakte, the so-called “Russian Facebook,” formerly notorious for fostering user-generated illegitimate music content, reported 1.5 million of subscribers to its legitimate music streaming service, launched a year ago.

Minds, machines, and centralization: AI and music
Minds, machines, and centralization: AI and musiccdm.link
Far from the liberated playground the Internet once promised, online connectivity now threatens to give us mainly pre-programmed culture. As we continue reflections on AI from CTM Festival in Berlin, here’s an essay from this year’s program.

Four Indie Ventures Marking Major Milestones In the Music Industry
Four Indie Ventures Marking Major Milestones In the Music Industrywww.billboard.com
Two independent labels, a retailer and a distributor celebrate staying power.

YouTube Music rolls out: ‘Leading with audio is the key for us’
YouTube Music rolls out: ‘Leading with audio is the key for us’musically.com
YouTube Music Premium, the new subscription tier for Google’s video service, is launching fully in 17 countries today, including 12 additional markets to the five that were announced in May.

Your Spotify History Could Help Predict What’s Going On With The Economy
Your Spotify History Could Help Predict What’s Going On With The Economywww.fastcodesign.com
New research suggests that what you listen to mirrors economic boom times and recessions.

After revenues dropped last year, can Napster really compete in the streaming music space?
After revenues dropped last year, can Napster really compete in the streaming music space?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Napster chief executive Bill Patrizio has big plans for the future.

'Austin City Limits' Announces Anderson East Webcast
'Austin City Limits' Announces Anderson East Webcastwww.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter Anderson East will take the ‘Austin City Limits’ stage for the first time on June 22 with a free webcast of the taping available.