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Pandora’s grip on American music streaming to give way to Spotify in 2 years

Pandora have long been the favourites for online music in the US but eMarketer reckons their rein is coming to an end. Spotify are easily one of the world’s leading music streaming services with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Before they became so popular in the US, Pandora had the digital game down with their radio-style digital service offering up endless streams of music on-demand. Pandora are still winning the numbers game but for how long? Online research firm eMarketer h...
Tags: Industry News, Business, Emarketer, Music Streaming, Pandora, Spotify, Streaming, Streams, Subscribers, US, Users


Lil Nas X Signs with Columbia

Lil Nas X inked a deal with Columbia. The Atlanta rapper released a track in December 34 Ghosts IV which sparked over 20 million Spotify streams. His latest “country trap” single Old Town Road has clocked over 10 million YouTube views since its release.  The single led to a seven figure bitting war among the music labels. Ironically, he posted on Instagram last year that he dropped out of college last year to pursue music full time – “Everybody thought I was crazy,” “I knew what I was doing. Th...
Tags: Buzz Artists, Perspective, 34 Ghosts IV, Bidding War, Columbia, Li Nas X Old Town Road, Lil Nas X, Spotify


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through a busy and contentious week in the music biz, we revisit Spotify's kickoff of label licensing talks despite major disputes at the company, Apple's new 'app tax,' a lawsuit against Fall Out Boy over their use of fury llama puppets, and more! Hypebot, MusicThinkTank Join The Bandsintown Family Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes Spotify Condemns Apple's New "App Tax," But Could It Be A Cover For A Price Hike? Songs By ...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, BTS, DIY, DIY musicians, Hypebot, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Music Think Tank, Musician, Musicians, Spotify, Owen Davie


Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

When I’m getting ready to party, music is crucial. It’s the overture to the whole night of carousal (or of chatting on the couch in someone’s living room with a clear plastic cup of Two Buck Chuck). With the help of the Lifehacker team, Gizmodo Media colleagues, and Twitter followers, I’ve lined up eight whopping…Read more...
Tags: Featured Playlist, Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Parties, Routine


Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes

Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify on the offensive against the music industry on multiple fronts. The streamer must reach new deals this year with Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music, which together control about two-thirds of Spotify's catalog. But in just the last three weeks, Spotify has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple in the EU, lodged an objection to an inc...
Tags: Indie Labels, Major Labels, Music Business, Streaming, Bruce Houghton


Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed]

In an effort to combat some of the negative press it's been receiving over its efforts to keep down songwriter royalty rates, Spotify is planning to hold a series of "town halls" where songwriters can air their concerns, a tactic the streaming company tried in 2014, with less than ideal results. ________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions If you’ve heard about the high turnover at Spotify, here’s the latest confirmation:  Someone at Spotify evidently thinks...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, Texas, Marketing, US, Los Angeles, Guest Post, Streaming, Nashville, Music Business, Soho House, Blake Morgan, Chris Castle, Publishing & Songwriting, Copyright Royalty Board First


Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2026 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming market...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify

My favorite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalized playlists like Discovery Weekly and Release radar, I was hooked. The only problem was listening to all the new music takes forever. But an independent project from a couple of Spotify developers offers an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Hacks, Streaming Music


Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2106 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming markets ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


Austen “Anthem”

Austen delivers a haunting electronic pop sound in her latest track Anthem. Think a darker Ellie Goulding. She was named in triple j unearthed’s Top 40 Most Played Artists last year and ‘Artist to Watch‘ by Pilerats. The Australian artist debuted with the single ‘Faded’ which clocked over 500,000 Spotify streams and has shared the stage with The Kite String Tangle, Nicole Millar, KLP, and Running Touch. Check out her performance at Curious Music Festival in Brisbane on 3/30.
Tags: Spotify, Music, Brisbane, Ellie Goulding, Triple J, Top 40, Buzz Artists, Austen, NICOLE MILLAR, Austen Anthem, The Kite String Tangle


Popdose Exclusive Premiere: Christie Huff, “Black & White”

Popdose is very pleased to present to you this exclusive of Christie Huff’s new single, “Black & White”.  The Los Angeles-based up-and- coming songstress is beginning to break through—her recent single “Urban Love” was added to Spotify’s Wild Country and Pop Co playlists and “Black & White” is a classic slice of country/pop balladry.  The song is taken from a forthcoming E.P. release and stands out as a powerful first track. “”Black & White” is a song about the difficulty of young love endin...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Los Angeles, Popdose, Rob Ross, Los Angeles CA, Black White, Popdose Exclusives, Neo-country, Christie Huff, Pop Co


Could You Be Making A Record Almost No One Will Hear?

You can pour your heart and soul into a record and create some of the best work of your life, but creating good music in no way guarantees anyone will hear it. Here we look at five common pitfalls artists make when releasing new music, and how can avoid making them. ____________________________ Guest post by Janelle Rogers for TuneCore You’re really proud of the record you’ve just made, and you think people would like it if they heard it. In fact, you may think you’re doing the best ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Brooklyn, TuneCore, Janelle Rogers


10 Millennial Women Talk About Where They Donate Money & Why

Millennials are more often associated with the penny-pinching $1 Venmo charge than with charitable giving. But in many of the Money Diaries we publish, right under Utilities and Spotify on the OP's list of monthly expenses is a line for donations. From Planned Parenthood to Patreon to ASPCA, millennial women are giving — regardless of how much money they make — to the causes and charities they care about.Philanthropy isn't a word reserved just for multimillionaires. Whether you factor in donati...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Washington, Oregon, Earth, Chicago, Thailand, Aclu, Portland, Peru, Npr, Bronx, South, Venmo, Ottawa


Anghami are bringing podcasts to the Middle East and North Africa

Music streaming is becoming bigger in the MENA region and native streamers Anghami are betting on podcasts being the next big thing. Anghami is a music streaming service from Lebanon that wanted to bring the power of unlimited, on-demand music to the Middle East and North Africa. As one of very few streamers local to the region, Anghami has built an impressive audience with a reach of nearly 70 million registered users. They have built a community of over 2 million artists gaining 1 bil...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, Digital, Middle East, Dubai, Podcasting, Music Streaming, Streaming, Basel, Lebanon, Snoop Dogg, Deezer, Digital Music News, Mena, North Africa


How To Prepare For A Post-Album Music Industry [Keith Jopling Of MIDiA]

The album is not dead, but it is fading away; and stats shared by MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling confirm the trend. Adults that claim to listen to whole albums monthly, stands at just 16% according to Q4 ‘18 data from MIDiA, a drop from 22% in the previous quarter. ______________________________   By Keith Jopling, MIDiA’s Consulting Lead from the Music Industry blog. This is a follow-up piece to What’s Next In Playlist Innovation? Every week I’m still excited to check out the lates...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Netflix, Pandora, Ariana Grande, Elton John, Kanye, Reed Hastings, Bruce Houghton, Bowie, Migos Drake, Keith Jopling, Netflix Fortnite TikTok, Amazon Bandcamp, Rhapsdoy


Spotify Bites Back, Calls Apple Monopolistic [Full Text Of Statement]

UPDATED: The war of words between Spotify and Apple shows no signs of abating, with the streamer issuing its latest rebuttal calling out Cupertino as "monopolistic."  In a statement, Spotify said that "Apple’s response to our complaint before the European Commission is not new and is entirely in line with our expectations." The battle began when Spoitfy filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.  Apple fought back and added an attack on Spotif...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, European Commission, Cupertino, Apple App Store, Bruce Houghton, US Copyright Royalty Board, Spoitfy


The Spotify Apple Issue

Many people who follow tech know that Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding the challenges that Spotify has doing business in the iOS app store. I am very sympathetic to Spotify’s complaint. In my post last week on The Warren Breakup Plan, I wrote: The mobile app stores, in particular, have always seemed to me to be a constraint on innovation vs a contributor to it. Spotify has a huge user base and brings in billions of dollars of revenues every year but i...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, Trends, Policy, European Commission, Warren, Albert, Albert Wenger


A Week In New York City On A $65,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a kindergarten teacher who makes $65,000 per year and spends some of her money this weekend on strawberry gelato.Occupation: Kindergarten TeacherIndustry: EducationAge: 28Location: New York, NYSalary: $65,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month ): $1,935Monthly ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Instagram, New York City, Brooklyn, Michelle Obama, John Legend, Columbus, Penn, Tbt, Hra, Penn Station


He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Hal Blaine, the behind-the-scenes heartbeat of over 40 #1 hits, has died at 90. Many records by 1960s and 1970s artists were secretly recorded by session musicians and singers. These unheralded performers were some of the most talented artists ever. None Drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11 at 90 years young. Though you may not know his name, he was arguably the most important drummer in the history of recorded music. And the fact that so few were aware of his existence is no accident. If you'...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment, Wikipedia, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Katy Perry, Innovation, Metallica, Singer, Recording, Detroit, Frank Sinatra, Guitar


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, music commentators weighed in on warning signs we should be pay attention to, even as the music industry's growth continues, why the 'Local Radio Freedom Act' is actually anti-creator, how Spotify can fix it songwriter problem, and more. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs #HowWeListen: Amber Horsburgh/Deep Cuts [INTERVIEW] 'Local Radio Freedom Act' Is Actually Anti-Creator, Anti-Property-Rights [Richard James Burgess] ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Richard James Burgess


A Week In Columbus, OH, On A $75,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a government affairs manager who makes $75,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on White Claw hard seltzer.Occupation: Government Affairs ManagerIndustry: Higher EducationAge: 26Location: Columbus, OHSalary: $75,000Paycheck Amount (Mont...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Fashion, Music, Netflix, Brussels, Seattle, Hulu, Columbus, Costco, Anthropologie, Cvs, Sephora, Joe, Lululemon


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we journey back through the week's major music industry events, we revisit how Spotify's new Hulu bundling could be a problem for artists, Apple's attack on Spotify for trying to squeeze musicians, why piracy continues to be an issue in the streaming age. Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates Napster Turns A Profit, Partners With Univision New Repo...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hulu, Music Business, Music Tech, Univision, Giza, Owen Davie


Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why

In a new move towards bundling, Spotify made waves this week in announcing that Spotify Premium will also include a subscription to the ad-supported tier of Hulu. Spotify, however, already in the doghouse for opposing higher royalty rights for artists, could be further harming artists with its new package deal. __________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Following an appeal to stop mechanical royalty rates from rising, Spotify’s latest bundle threatens to take...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Guest Post, North America, Hulu, Spotify Premium, National Music Publishers Association, Spotify Spotify, New Hulu, David Israelite, Amazon Pandora, James Shotwell, Amazon Spotify Pandora


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Full Text Of Apple's Statement Blasting Spotify With All The Nasty Bits Highlighted

Apple Music has gone on the offensive with an uncharacteristically strong statement "Addressing Spotify’s claims," after the streamer filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.To make sure you that you don' t miss the many nasty parts, we've added some highlights.   _______________________________________   From Apple:   Addressing Spotify’s claims   We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we in...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Siri, European Commission, Apple Watch, App Store, Apple App Store, Apple Apps, Bruce Houghton, US Copyright Royalty Board


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Facebook Expands Spotify Integration, Watch Party, More

Facebook has announced several new music and video improvements including expanded integration with Spotify, a new look for its Watch Party shared viewing function and expansion of all its music features into more countries. Highlights Expansion - Facebook uesrs in in more than 40 countries can share personal videos with music, with India and Thailand the newest additions. Watch Party - a new Watch Party experience will enable people to host Watch Parties around what’s happe...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, India, Thailand, Bruce Houghton, Snoop, Watch Party


Spotify’s India launch and the crucial legal battle on music copyright – SpicyIP

By Divij Joshi It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for. Spotify, the Swedish music-streaming service, finally launched in India after months of speculation as to when and how the service would reach Indian consumers. Yet, an as yet unknown number of works in Spotify’s catalogue are in a precarious... ...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, Music, News, Internet, India, Streaming, Copyright Act, SpicyIP, Divij Joshi, Compulsory Licensing


Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs

New numbers released by the RIAA show that recorded music revenues have continued to grow over the past year, reaching an uptick of 13% overall. This is good news for an industry which was struggling to stay afloat not long ago, but also carries with it some warning signs, and questions about the future. __________________________ Guest post by Bill Rosenblatt. This article originally appeared on Forbes The RIAA released its  this week. The numbers for 2018 show that the indu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Riaa, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Musician, IFPI, Bill Rosenblatt, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies


#HowWeListen: Amber Horsburgh/Deep Cuts [INTERVIEW]

In their interview series "How We Listen" Byta sits to to chat with artists and other music industry professionals about their listening habits, and how they discover music both new and old. In this edition, they speak with Amber Horsburgh, who works as marketing consultant for a number of major artists. _____________________________ Guest post from Byta How We Listen is an interview series where Byta interviews artists, their teams, and everyone else working in music about how the...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Africa, Guest Post, SVP, Los Angeles USA, Middle East Eastern Europe, Tommy Cash, Horsburgh, Byta, Samsung Sonos Google, CD Cassette Digital Streaming Service, Cameron Schaeferwho



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