Bob Lefsetz to Host New Live Talk Show for SiriusXM

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SiriusXM announced today that Bob Lefsetz, outspoken music and culture writer, will host Lefsetz Live!, a new weekly talk show on the Volume channel, talk radio devoted to the discussion of music, the industry and the world beyond.

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Issue #482: Inside SiriusXM’s 24/7 Beatles Channel; Amazon Readies First National TV Campaign to Boost Its Music Streaming Service

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Inside SiriusXM’s 24/7 Beatles Channel
Inside SiriusXM’s 24/7 Beatles Channelwww.rollingstone.com

How programmers are finding countless ways to reexamine the Fab Four’s legacy

Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US
Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the USmusically.com
Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ holding on to the top spot.

Amazon Readies First National TV Campaign to Boost Its Music Streaming Service
Amazon Readies First National TV Campaign to Boost Its Music Streaming Servicewww.billboard.com
Amazon is chomping at the bit to be in the same conversation as Spotify and Apple Music, in terms of music streaming leaders.

LUM Wins Startup Pitch Contest, Earns Shot at Silicon Valley VCs
LUM Wins Startup Pitch Contest, Earns Shot at Silicon Valley VCswww.xconomy.com

Live Undiscovered Music, a Madison, WI-based startup whose software helps users discover new music and share it with friends, captured first place in one of the state’s more closely watched pitch competitions.

Spotify is on a collision course with the major record companies. Here's why.
Spotify is on a collision course with the major record companies. Here’s why.www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

In little over 12 months’ time, Spotify will be out of contract with all three major record companies.

Jump in music royalties levy may mean the 'death of the DJ'
Jump in music royalties levy may mean the ‘death of the DJ’www.telegraph.co.uk
Pubs and clubs are warning about the “death of the DJ” if they are hit with a threatened 480pc hike in levies charged by the music industry.

Why Radio Needs To Forge Partnerships
Why Radio Needs To Forge Partnershipsjacobsmedia.com
Partnership is the keyword in media these days, and yesterday’s merger of PRX and PRI shook the world of public – and perhaps, commercial – radio.

Spotify, Berklee Launch EQL Studio Residencies For Women Producers, Engineers
Spotify, Berklee Launch EQL Studio Residencies For Women Producers, Engineers www.hypebot.com

Spotify, Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios have partnered to launch the EQL Studio Residency to spotlight and mentor emerging female music producers and engineers. Starting in October, the program will offer residencies in New York, Nashville, and London.

Does Anyone Listen To Beats 1? Zane Lowe Won't Say
Does Anyone Listen To Beats 1? Zane Lowe Won’t Saywww.hypebot.com

Apple a master at dribbling out music users stats at just the right moment, like during a product launch, investor call or just as the media seems ready to crown Spotify the winner of the streaming wars.

Music Messenger Exploring a Move to Blockchain
Music Messenger Exploring a Move to Blockchainplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Music Messenger has been working on developing a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify. What Music Messenger proposes is that users will pay for Music Messenger Tokens (MMT) or earn them by listening to ads.

SiriusXM Presents Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at Whisky a Go Go

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SiriusXM announced that Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will perform for SiriusXM on Tuesday, September 11 at the famed Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. The announcement was made on SiriusXM’s Volume channel show, Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live from the Rainbow Bar & Grill. SLASH joined Eddie Trunk as the special surprise guest for the show’s premiere on Friday, August 3.

SiriusXM to Launch ‘The U2 Experience’ Exclusive Channel on June 1

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SiriusXM announced today that U2 will launch an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel, The U2 Experience, on channel 30 beginning Friday, June 1.

The U2 Experience will showcase music from the band’s more than four decade long career, including tracks from their latest album Songs of Experience (Interscope) – ranked #6 in the Global Top albums of 2017, epic rock anthems, historic performances, and rarities. SiriusXM subscribers will also hear exclusive stories from Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, and U2’s long-time sound engineer Joe O’Herlihy, who has helped shape the remarkable sound of U2 throughout the decades since he first saw them perform in September 1978 at the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork City, Ireland.

SiriusXM to Feature Beach Boys Channel All Summer

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SiriusXM announced today that The Beach Boys, the groundbreaking and GRAMMY Award®-winning American rock band, will launch an exclusive full-time summer-long SiriusXM channel, Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel, on Thursday, May 24.

Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel gives SiriusXM listeners a channel that, for an entire summer, will evoke sunshine, surf, cool cars, and good times. The channel will feature not only the band’s hits and rarities, it will also include guest DJs and stories from original band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with longtime keyboardist and vocalist Bruce Johnston, guitarist David Marks, and percussionist John Stamos, all discussing song inspiration, their careers and lives on the road, memories of founding members Carl and Dennis Wilson, and, of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun.

SiriusXM Books U2 to Perform Invite-Only Concert at New York’s Apollo Theater

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SiriusXM announced today that U2 will take a one night detour from the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 to perform for the first time ever at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater.

This special invitation-only concert exclusively for SiriusXM subscribers will take place Monday, June 11, as announced by Howard Stern today during his live SiriusXM show The Howard Stern Show.

“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history,” said Bono. “From the songs of Lou Reed, Billie Holiday and the Ramones that taught us how to listen, to the New Yorkers at our earliest U.S. shows who taught us how to play, the souls of New York and U2 have always been intertwined. The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York’s musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged Please Please Please is not only a bucket list moment, it’s an incredible honor.”

SiriusXM to Broadcast Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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SiriusXM announced today that for the first time it will broadcast live performances and backstage interviews from the prestigious Stagecoach Country Music Festival located in Indio, California.

The exclusive radio broadcast will air on The Highway – Channel 56, and will include backstage interviews and live concert performances from Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Lee Brice, and more.