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Get to know: Spotify Mobile’s fresh new look

Spotify have updated their mobile apps with a fresh new look that cuts down on words and makes streaming easier. Spotify has a new design for their app on iOS devices that they say will make streaming music even more streamlined than ever. Their new interface has brand new button designs and actions to play music. Here are the new designs to get to know if you’re listening to Spotify on iOS: Simpler and more universal Shuffle Play button Spotify’s new green “shuffle play” ...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Spotify, Music, Phone, App, Music Streaming, New Look, Mobile App, Digital Music News, Phone App, Redesign, Spotify mobile, Fresh New Look

Streaming made nearly 4/5ths of US recorded music revenues in 2019

Music in the US has made over $10 billion for the first time since 2007 and it’s nearly all thanks to streaming revenues. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have released their year-end report for 2019 showing great things for music in the US. Amazing growth, down nearly solely to music streaming services, has put the US recorded music industry in its best position in over a decade. Revenues for 2019 were up 13% on 2018 and paid streaming subscriptions brought in a who...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Music Industry, Revenue, Music Streaming, Streaming, Profits, Revenues, Riaa, Deezer, Digital Music News, Artist / Label News, Recording Industry, Music Revenues, Recorded Music Industry

Youka creates karaoke videos from any YouTube music video

Using AI, ‘YouTube to Karaoke’ site would isolate the instrumental track of any YouTube music video and sync the lyrics with the muted vocal line. Unfortunately, this has since caught the attention of copyright holders and has quickly been shut down for legal reasons regarding ripping YouTube videos and lyrics. Youka’s creator has expressed plans to open-source the project, to not let the idea go to waste. In the meantime, checkout this open-source AI tool from Deezer, that will spli...
Tags: Open Source, Music, Website, Copyright, Dead, Track, Lyrics, Shut Down, Deezer, Project, Digital Music News, Tool, Vocal, Instrumental, Isolate, Digital Video News

Spotify team up with Resident Advisor to send listeners to gigs

Spotify are looking to drive support for local venues and send listeners to more gigs with Resident Advisors help. Spotify are one of the largest digital music platforms in the world and Resident Advisor are “the largest global platform for independent music scenes”. Together in a new partnership they’re looking to connect Spotify listeners directly with gigs they’ll be interested in. The partnership will see Resident Advisor’s access to local gigs and venues to provide even more access t...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Streaming, Concert, Live Music, Streaming, Electronic Music, Tickets, Gigs, Gig, Partnership, Digital Music News, Concerts, Edm, Venues, Resident Advisor

YouTube will soon let you upload music your own private cloud

YouTube Music have set out their plans to launch a cloud library where users can upload their own music to access from anywhere. Google have released some exciting documents – well the documents themselves aren’t exciting, but what they mean for YouTube is! These documents explained how users can upload their own music files to YouTube Music to access in their own personal cloud library when the feature launches soon. YouTube Music users will be able to upload songs and albums from thei...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Music, Youtube, Youtube Music, Google Play Music, Digital Music News, WMA, Cloud Library, Personal Storage, Cloud Uploads, Music Uploads, YT Music, YouTube Music Premium Google

Deezer start hosting live gigs around the world

Deezer are taking some of their most popular playlists such as Rocket, Popstar and Certified on the road, inviting artists to perform in different cities worldwide at their ‘playlist parties’. Deezer will hand pick artists from some of their top playlists to perform intimate invite-only shows they’re calling ‘LIVE’. They’re hoping to span multiple genres, starting with their Rocket playlist this week in Paris, featuring Circa Waves & Twin Atlantic. If you’re not one of the lucky few ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Events, Live, Paris, Stage, Rocket, On The Road, Gigs, Music News, Apple Music, Deezer, Digital Music News, Playlist, Worldwide, Circa Waves

Spotify are looking into lyrics that play as you listen

Following in the footsteps of Apple Music, Spotify are testing live lyrics that you can follow as the track plays. People are reporting that their Spotify app has suddenly started showing lyrics that scroll in real-time to the track. It looks like Spotify are currently testing the feature in beta for select listeners. It’s been a long time coming for Spotify to integrate song lyrics into their music streaming platform somehow. From the listeners who are showing lyrics on their Spotify a...
Tags: Spotify, Music, App, Testing, Music Streaming, Genius, Lyrics, Musixmatch, Listening, Digital Music News, Tester, Lyric, Real Time, Realtime Lyrics

Find your most listened to tracks this year with Apple Music Replay 2020

You can now view your Replay 2020 playlist early and keep an eye on which songs rise and fall throughout the rest of the year. Much like Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music have their own Replay playlists detailing your most listened to tracks of the year. To find your top 100 tracks of the year so far, simply head to Apple Music on the web, here you’ll find your yearly playlists and be able to ‘Add’ it to your library. The playlist will then appear on your ‘Recently Added’ in the app. The ...
Tags: Music, Itunes, Top 100, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Playlist, Spotify Wrapped, Most Played, Most Listened, Replay '20, Replay 2020, Top 25 Most Played

Genius content is coming to TV for the first time

Genius are taking their shows about artists and songs like Verified, Deconstructed, and For the Record to television. In a partnership with Fuse, the massive lyrics and music site Genius will bring their popular shows to broadcast TV. Their most popular shows feature interviews with artists, lyrics breakdowns, deconstructing how songs were creating and general music analysis. Their artist-based content like Verified, Deconstructed and For the Record and other shows will start airing nex...
Tags: Music, TV, Television, Analysis, Alicia Keys, Artists, Kendrick Lamar, Broadcast, Record, Breakdown, Genius, Lyrics, Songs, TV Show, Digital Music News, FUSE

Spotify announce the Finalists for the first ever Spotify Awards show

Spotify’s first ever awards show is less than 3 weeks away and they’ve revealed the finalists in the running to win the Spotify Awards 2020. Spotify’s upcoming Awards ceremony decides its nominees and winners a little differently to most. Rather than a board of influencers discussing and deciding on their favourites the selections are all made from user-generated data. The Awards ceremony will take place in Mexico City and will be the first ever Awards presented by the major music strea...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, US, Mexico City, Music Streaming, Streaming, TNT, Latin America, Digital Music News, Telemundo, Awards Show, Awards Ceremony, Universo, Auditorio Nacional

Spotify have redesigned podcasts with trailers and more

Spotify have updated their app to make it even easier to find podcasts that you love and discover new ones recommended for you. Spotify’s new Podcast Show page makes it simple to know what a podcast is all about. Each page will have a trailer so you can quickly see and hear the essence of that podcast and category tags at the top help you simply use keywords to understand a podcast’s themes and topics. Spotify now have over 700,000 podcasts and that number is quickly growing all the tim...
Tags: Videos, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, Streams, Podcasting, Music Streaming, Trailers, Streaming, Streaming Services, Digital Music News

Pandora’s new Apple Watch app is now live

Pandora can now stream music from an Apple Watch all on it’s own without having to connect to an iPhone. Earlier this week we reported on Pandora’s update for their Apple Watch app. Now the new app is live on Apple Watches the world over, eliminating the need for an iPhone connection to stream music or even to download the app. Before, as with many Apple Watch apps, the device needed to connect to your iPhone to use the app fully. Now Pandora joins Apple Music as the only streaming serv...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Music, Podcasts, Watch, App, Pandora, Music Streaming, Streaming, Apple Watch, Digital Music News, Music App, Streaming Data, Data Streaming, Music Iphone App

Apple Music put all your different album versions all in one place now

Extended albums, Deluxe Editions, demo tapes and other versions of the same album can all be found on the album page now. Apple Music have updated their album pages with a very welcome addition. No longer will you have to trawl through artist pages to find each version of an album as you can just select the album and scroll down. A new section underneath the track listing on an album page shows ‘Other Versions’ which lists all of the different versions of that album. That includes remas...
Tags: Apple, Music, Ui, Update, Music Streaming, Streaming, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Dre, Remixes, Remastered, Album Page, Album Versions, Extended Albums

Spotify look to launch in South Korea this year

Melon, Bugs!, and YG are going to have their eyes keenly on Spotify as it looks like they may finally launch in South Korea in 2020. South Korea has become one of the hottest places for music in the world. They have an entire cultural export in K-Pop that is massive the world over, and their own love for music is just as prominent with 1 in 5 South Koreans subscribed to music streaming services. These people mostly use vastly popular services that were born in the country like Melon, Bu...
Tags: South Korea, Spotify, Music, Bugs, Youtube, Korea, Yg, Music Streaming, Gangnam Style, Seoul, Psy, Streaming Services, Naver, Digital Music News, Melon, Vibe

Karaoke app Smule are launching a ‘musical reality show’

Smule are branching beyond smartphones to hit national TV in India with their upcoming X-Factor style singing-based competition. Smule have announced the release of a brand new talent show coming to India that aims to take the talented singers who love their app and make them musical stars. The show named ‘1 2 3 Riyaaz’ launches this month. The show is entirely digital and will be available from the Indian network ILN Studios and co-produced by Smule and iDiva. It will be hosted by celebr...
Tags: Music, India, App, Competition, X Factor, Singing, Talent, Indian, Smule, Digital Music News, Singers, Talent Show, iDiva, 1 2 3 Riyaaz, ILN studios, Jassie Gill

How producers are mastering tracks for music streaming services (video)

In the age of music streaming we are hearing music differently. Not just with where it comes from, but quite literally with how it sounds. You might not know, though keen ears will probably have noticed, that streaming services normalise tracks. This means the mix is altered, whether the artist or producer likes it or not, so that all of the music on a service follows a similar level – it’s normalised. This video explains what that means, how streaming services are doing it, and most i...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Production, Music Streaming, Streaming, Mixing, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Producers, Music Distribution, Music Production, Mastering, Mixing And Mastering, Normalisation

Easily find the BPM of every song with this simple website

Our ears can betray us and not all of us have a perfect ear for timing, so when it comes to working out BPMs this site has you covered. There are many reasons why you might want to know the BPM of a song. It’s essential for remixers, sampling, you might even want to cover a song and be faithful to the tempo. SongBPM is a website that makes it as simple as searching for the song you want to know the time of. The results will show up and tell you the song length and the BPM of the song. ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Remix, Website, Songs, Tempo, Digital Music News, Samples, Remixes, Sampling, Remixing, Timing, Calculator, BPM, Beats Per Minute

How much does a stream on Spotify pay?

As streaming is now the main way people listen to music in a lot of the world, how much is a single stream on one of the world’s biggest services worth? Unfortunately there is no single answer to this question. Streaming rates vary based on a bunch of different things. Streaming payouts differ in every country, so if you have a Spotify fan in India their streams are going to pay differently to a stream in the US. It also depends on what version of Spotify your listeners are using. Premi...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, US, Streams, Pay, Music Streaming, Earnings, Streaming, Stream, Earn, Digital Music News, Royalties, Music Distribution, Payout, Music Streaming Services

Spotify now credits songwriters with their very own page

Spotify have launched a brand new page for songwriters where all their music contributions can be found. Spotify have launched a new page to bring together all the listed work of the sometimes under represented songwriters. The new beta gives songwriters a way to share the songs they’ve written and reach new audiences with their involvement with other artists. Back in 2018 Spotify added extra credits to music so that all the people involved with making a track got the credit they deserv...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Writers, Playlists, Digital Music News, Songwriters, Songwriting, Credits, Singer Songwriter

Is now owned by Spotify?

Yes. Spotify has announced that they have acquired and all of its media – mainly podcasts. Spotify has been focusing on increase their market share across podcasting and it seems like the strategy has been paying off! Increases in podcasts and podcast watch time means they Spotify is able to offset some of the music played across it’s platform, while also being able to make much higher margins and increasing it’s gross profit margin. The post Is now owned by Spo...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, Music News, Digital Music News, The Ringer, Ringer

How to play Spotify on Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds+, Clock and more

From wireless earbuds to clocks, Samsung have some interesting new devices on the way and you can use them with Spotify. Spotify have announced a new range of products coming this year with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Buds+. Spotify partnered with them in 2018 to be their native music service provider so you can bet that Spotify is coming to all of these new products. Here’s how you can use Spotify with each of these upcoming devices from Samsung: Samsung Galaxy Buds+ ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Music Streaming, Streaming, Earbuds, Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy, Digital Music News, Alarm Clock, Spotify Spotify, Bixby, Buds

Spotify’s Kids app is coming to the UK then all Premium Family subscribers

Spotify are bringing their specially made app for kids to all Family subscribers around the world starting in the UK. Spotify launched the beta of their new child-friendly streaming app in Ireland last November. The app offers a curated package of content from the millions of tracks and artists available to stream on Spotify that has been selected for the peace of mind of parents. The company are bringing the beta to the UK and further so that families with a Premium Family account can ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Kids, Children, App, Ireland, Child, Digital Music News, Childrens, Safer Internet Day, Child Friendly, Childnet International, Premium Family, Childrens Music, Audio for Older Kids

SoundCloud just got investment from SiriusXM the owners of Pandora

SoundCloud have just gained some very interesting investment of $75 million from the owners of music streaming service Pandora. SoundCloud have long been a paragon of their own independence and that of artists. Standing on their own as streaming services rose around them, they built their service and created new elements to survive on their traditional model and incorporate popular elements of other services. New funding could signal a potential move towards working with other services ...
Tags: Music, Funding, US, Investment, Pandora, Radio, Music Streaming, Satellite, Invest, Soundcloud, Stake, Digital Music News, Jim Meyer, SiriusXM, Kerry Trainor, Stakeholder

Here’s How Hard It Is For Musicians To Make A Living From Streaming (Spoiler Alert: You Really Can’t)

For example, Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” had a whopping 46.3 million streams in 2017 and earned between $280,000 and $390,000, according to one report. Swift, one of the world’s biggest pop stars, will generate more streams with one song than most musicians can accumulate in a lifetime. Another study by Digital Music News found that Pandora had the highest per-play royalty rate. At Pandora’s 1.68 cents per play, a musician would need about 114,149 plays to earn the U.S. monthly mini...
Tags: Art, Music, Taylor Swift, Pandora, Digital Music News, 02.07.20

200 million people are streaming music in India

Music streaming is quickly becoming massive in India as more and more go online to get their music from music streaming services. India is a huge country, the second most populous in the world in fact. So there was always going to be a massive impact when the almost 1.5 billion people who live there picked up on the music streaming trend. As native services like Gaana and JioSaavn grow and Western streaming services like Spotify increase their presence in the region the numbers have jum...
Tags: Music, India, Streams, Music Streaming, Streaming, Growth, Streaming Services, Gaana, Digital Music News, Listeners, Gautam Sinha, Indian music, JioSaavn

Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where does it stand? The art of music sampling is a storied and mostly modern tale. It’s evolution is found in the essence of all autered creation: to take inspiration from the creators and artists who came before and wield that power to paint your own picture with the methodology and visi...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Rap, Copyright, Hip-hop, Ariana Grande, Rights, MCS, Kanye, Trent Reznor, Break, Digital Music News, Samples, Producers, Sampling, Old Town Road

Boomtown 2020 line-up revealed: Wu-Tang Clan, The Libertines, Mura Masa & more!

Boomtown is returning to tear the countryside up with a new chapter in their annual tale of madness, music and mayhem. The first roster of artists to be gracing the stages at the weird and wonderful Boomtown festival have been revealed and needless to say it’s gotten us buzzing. Bringing a brand new and mystical multi-stage show to the grounds, 2020 is warming up for their biggest experience yet. The stages will be crowned with musical legends new and old, with sets from: Wu-Tang Clan, ...
Tags: Music, Libertines, Festival, 2020, Wu Tang, State Of Emergency, De La Soul, Lineup, Underworld, Announcement, Winchester, Wu-tang Clan, Digital Music News, Mura Masa, Chapter 11, Squarepusher

1 man now owns Murfie’s collection of nearly a million personal CDs and vinyl

Customers who entrusted their music with Murfies can breathe a sigh of relief that the bankrupt company’s assets have been bought. Last year the Wisconsin based company shut its doors and didn’t reveal to it’s customers the fate of their music which had been left with them. Murfie has now been purchased by John Fenley and his startup Crossies to save their catalogue of almost a million CDs. Murfies let their customers store CDs, vinyls and cassettes with them and allowed them to rip and...
Tags: Music, Startup, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Rip, Vinyl, Saved, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Assets, Cassettes, Murfie, Cd's, Crossies, John Fenley, Music Collection

Spotify buying The Ringer podcasts like Bill Simmons, Rewatchables, Ryen Russillo and more

It has come out that Spotify are purchasing The Ringer Podcast Network to add some of the most popular podcasts around to their 700,000+ library. The Ringer Podcast Network is home to some of the biggest podcasts in the US. Covering sports, pop culture, politics and tech content on over 30 popular podcasts, they will now be heading to Spotify. Spotify have entered an agreement to buy The Ringer outright following an expansive year of podcasts on their music streaming platform. Since int...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, US, Music Streaming, Espn, Acquisition, Digital Music News, Bill Simmons, Spotify Spotify, Ryen Russillo, The Ringer, Bought Out, Dawn Ostroff, Rewatchables

Spotify’s 2019 report shows they will soon hit 300 million users

An impressive year for Spotify saw their growth rocket for users across the world with a massive uptake of paying subscribers. Confidently introducing themselves as the “World’s #1 Audio Platform” Spotify have released their results for 2019’s Q4 and the year at large. The report shows a great year for growth and how their service has been expanding beyond music. Spotify ended the year with 271 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) around the world, a 31% year-on-year increase. Their payi...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, Obama, Global, Report, Earnings, Year In Review, Growth, Subscribers, Users, Digital Music News, Premium, Listeners, 2019, Yearly Review

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