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Spotify In-Car Music Player is Coming – Competing with Apple, Google and Amazon In-Car Services

Spotify is planning to compete with Apple (with CarPlay), Google (Assistant and Android Auto), and Amazon (Alexa) with a new in-car music player with voice controls later this year. The Spotify in-car player will sync with car stereos through Bluetooth — much like a smartphone — and include buttons you can preset to correspond with your favourite playlists. The device will support voice commands like those currently offered in the Spotify mobile app. Hardware is a very difficult market to ente...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hardware, Streaming, Android Auto, Digital Music News, Apple Google, Music Player, Amazon Alexa, In-car, CarPlay Google


Deezer’s new app offers the best in radio across 30,000+ stations

Deezer are putting radio in your pocket in a big way with their brand new app offering more radio stations than you could listen to in a year. Radio by Deezer is a new mobile app from the French music streamer that sit’s standalone to their music service. The app is free to download and features 30,000 radio stations that listeners can tune in to with no sign-up or subscriptions required. Just open the app and start streaming from any of their giant collection of stations all in one place. T...
Tags: Music, UK, Digital, App, New, Radio, Streaming, Stream, Digital Radio, Application, Deezer, Stations, Digital Music News, Music Stores, BBC Radio Classic FM Kiss Network


It’s a match! Tinder and Spotify deepen partnership to find your musical mate

Music is incredibly personal to a lot of people so when dating you want someone who matches your taste and Spotify are integrating further into Tinder to ensure you find the right match. Tinder and Spotify have made a great match since the music streaming service integrated into the dating app 2 years ago in 2016, allowing people to give a spotlight of their music tastes to any potential suitors. The swipey dating app are now testing even further Spotify integration by letting users share Sp...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Tinder, App, Dating, Streaming, Match, Stream, Digital Music News, Matching, Swiping


YouTube Music could be replacing Google Play on Android devices

Google’s latest update makes it look likely that YouTube Music could take Google Play’s longstanding position as the default music player on Android devices. Google have released their first update of 2019 for their new music service built from YouTube‘s video platform which integrates all of the video site’s music content into one. The app’s under-the-hood update has been analysed by techies and they’ve found some suggestions that YouTube Music may become the default music player for Androi...
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Music, Youtube, Smartphone, Tablet, Default, Replace, Youtube Music, Google Play Music, Digital Music News, Music Player, GPM, YT


The No.1 album on the US charts only sold 823 records

Digital music is dominating the music industry as less people are going out to buy CDs than ever and this has never been more clear than with the current number 1 album in the US album charts. New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has made it to the number one spot of the US album charts without a physical release at all. Whilst it’s been doing the rounds on streaming services big time the actual sales for the record are phenomenally low, with only 823 people purchasing the album in the wee...
Tags: Downloads, Music, UK, New York, US, Streams, Sales, Streaming, Cd, Charts, Number 1, Nielsen, Number One, Chart, Album, Digital Music News


Get Apple Music free with unlimited data on Verizon’s new plans

Verizon are adding Apple Music to their biggest unlimited data plans to give users unlimited music streaming on the go, wherever they are. Last Summer Verizon began offering 6 months of Apple Music free when customers signed up to their Verizon Unlimited plans. Now they’re taking that great offer to the next level by offering a full Apple Music subscription – not just a limited free trial – included with their Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans starting on January 17th. Verizon’s vic...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Verizon, Cloud, Music, Data, Streaming, 4G, Stream, Roaming, Plans, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Verizon Cloud, Unlimited, Verizon unlimited


You can tell Pandora what to play with your voice now

Pandora, play music for my workout. Pandora, play more music like this song. Pandora, thanks for letting me use my voice to tell you what I want. Tell Pandora what you want it to play and now it will play it with a new Voice Mode making music streaming simpler than ever on their mobile app. Their smart assistant works like many of the voice controlled AI’s we’ve become accustomed to in recent years like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa but entirely based around controlling your music streamin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Music, Siri, App, Pandora, Streaming, Ai, Voice, Recognition, SoundHound, Alexa, Assistant, Digital Music News


Spotify want to make 2019 the year of the podcasts

Spotify continue to dominate music streaming worldwide and as they look to the year ahead after a phenomenal year in streaming they’re focusing on areas outside of music. After the most phenomenal year for music streaming yet with more people listening on services around the world Spotify are looking to the year ahead and how to go beyond music. With over 200 million users Spotify are one of the biggest music services in the world but in 2019 they want to put more attention on podcasts as we...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, Streams, Podcasting, Streaming, Espn, Exclusive, Deezer, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Joe Budden


Find the hidden gems on Spotify and be found yourself with Forgotify

There are millions and millions of tracks on Spotify, we should know! But for every track that finds listeners new and old and gets it’s spins there are another hundred that don’t get played at all. Forgotify helps you show the forgotten music of Spotify some love. The makers of Forgotify are much like you and I – they love music. Music can have a personality and and identity, whether it be the brightly dressed disco kid moonwalking into the party or the sad, down on their luck person trapped ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Streaming, Track, Plays, Song, Songs, Digital Music News, Tracks, Don, Forgotten, Forgotify, No Plays, Unlistened, Petit Tube


An AI in every home: 23% of the US now owns Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are in more and more homes every month with almost double the amount of Smart Speakers in US homes at the end of 2018 compared to the end of 2017. NPR and Edison Research have released their ‘Smart Audio Report’ looking back at the Smart Speaker industry in 2018. It’s easy to tell from the ever-growing number of companies revealing their entry into the Smart Speaker market that they are on a massive trend and 2018 saw more people than ever picking up an internet-activated, art...
Tags: Music, US, Smart, Artificial Intelligence, United States, 2018, Speaker, Npr, Ai, Digital Music News, Edison Research, Smart Speaker, Smart Speakers


Apple Music brings song lyrics to France, Germany, Ireland and 4 more countries

Sometimes you want to sing along to the song you’re listening to and Apple are making it easy on Apple Music by bringing lyrics to 7 more countries. When you’re grooving along to music sometimes you just want to belt out the words yourself or just look at the meaning behind what they’re saying. Apple have you covered if you don’t already know the words with lyrics on their streaming service, now available in France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain as well. Appl...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Spain, Apple TV, Streaming, Stream, Genius, Song, Lyrics, Apple Music, Digital Music News, France Germany Ireland, Australia Canada US


Spotify want brands to sponsor your Discover Weekly

Everyone’s favourite personalised playlist on Spotify will start featuring personalised adverts with brand sponsorships. Spotify’s Discover Weekly has become one of the most beloved playlists on the music streaming service renowned for offering up an incredible selection of curated and regularly updated playlists. Discover Weekly tailors it’s weekly selection to each listeners tastes based on what they listen to and have saved and has been lauded for it’s incredible ability to present people...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Microsoft, Advertising, Brand, Brands, Artificial Intelligence, Streaming, Ai, Sponsor, Playlists, Digital Music News, Playlist, Discover Weekly, Sponsorships, Personalised


Deezer’s CEO wants to make their mark in 2019

Deezer have held their own whilst rivals like Spotify and Apple Music dominate music streaming and after their best year yet they’re on track to carve their niche this year. French music streaming service Deezer has successfully managed to carve out success, battling against streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music. They didn’t launch in the US until 2016 but have still managed to gain a dedicated user-base and continue expanding around the world despite being, as CEO Hans-Holger Albrec...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, Interview, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, US, Egypt, Expansion, Middle East, Brazil, Streaming, Stream, Lebanon, Latin America


Where are people most likely to hear my music online?

Getting your music onto all of the top streaming services and stores around the world is not only simple but entirely free with RouteNote. But where are people most likely to listen to music online? You may be surprised. In the past 15 years music consumption has been transformed as people switch out the high street for their home computers. With the advent of streaming services the music industry has seen hundreds-of-millions of people go online for their music and the industry’s revenues are...
Tags: Asia, Spotify, Music, Band, Top, Youtube, China, India, Digital, Streams, Download, Best, Online, West, Artists, Streaming


South Korean music services increase payments to artists

Artists and labels are going to be paid more for their music on South Korea’s mobile services with a new change to their royalty regulations. On Tuesday South Korea’s copyright royalty regulations changed to stipulate that 65% of the revenues made on music streaming services must go to the copyright holders, 5% more than before. The change in law is a great move for artists and labels meaning that they will be compensated higher for their digital sales and streams in the emerging digital music...
Tags: Mobile, South Korea, Music, Digital, Download, Copyright, Streaming, Packages, Royalty, Discount, Digital Music News, Royalties, Industry News, Rate, Melon, Mobile Streaming Club


Ebro Darden now runs hip-hop on Apple Music

Apple have nabbed Ebro Darden to lead hip-hop content on their music streaming service as Spotify’s Rap Caviar looms as the runaway leader in rap on music streaming services. Apple Music have appointed Ebro Darden as their new global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B after 3 years as a host on Apple’s digital radio Beats 1. Darden has risen to prominence as a host on Hot 97 where he has covered hip-hop and interviewed many of it’s biggest names over the past 15 years. He will continue his role...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Rap, Hip-hop, Streaming, Stream, Apple Music, Beats 1, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Darden, Ebro, Hot 97, Ebro Darden


How much music streaming services pay in 2019

It’s incredibly hard to gauge exactly how much each music streaming service pays out and there’s no definitive rate as it can vary widely from stream to stream depending on context, where the music was streamed, and more. But here are the most accurate rates for all of the top streaming services compiled by Digital Music News. This information doesn’t necessarily reflect what you will be paid by streaming services. As we say the rate fluctuates all the time depending on a whole range of variab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Youtube, Pandora, United States, Artists, Indie, Services, Streaming, Stream, Tidal, Royalty, Apple Music, Deezer


Pandora’s Music Genome breaks down the sound of 2018

After an incredible year in music Pandora have summed it up using their powerful Music Genome system to analyse the music of the year. Pandora’s Music Genome Project is self-titled the biggest human analysis of music ever undertaken. It is built upon music analysts who characterise every song on Pandora with up to 450 distinct attributes including genre, instruments, mood, lyrical content, tempo and timbre. Pandora are capable of doing loads with this data, in particular providing unique, pe...
Tags: Music, Rap, Pandora, Genome, 2018, Streaming, Breakdown, Year In Review, Songs, Digital Music News, Latin, Cardi, Overview, Genome Project, Bodak Yellow, Year in Music


What is the biggest holiday hit of all time… and why?

You can no doubt reel off the names of iconic Christmas songs quicker than your own family names they’re such a big part of every year. But which is the most popular? Every year we hear the same Christmas songs played over and over for at least a week, more depending on how Christmas mad the people around you are. Spotify have revealed the Christmas song that people love the most, streaming it over and over again every single year. Mariah Carey’s ridiculously catchy and immediately jingle be...
Tags: Spotify, Music, London, Winter, Holidays, Christmas, Holiday, Fun, University, Streaming, Song, Mariah, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Hit, Tunes


Shazam ditch ads for uninhibited music discovery

Apple have cleared Shazam’s mobile of it’s adverts for a clean music discovery experience without distractions when you want to find the songs playing around you. Apple completed their acquisition of song recognition and discovery app Shazam in September almost a year after they begun the process. In a fairly major move Apple have decided to completely get rid of ads on Shazam’s mobile apps so that it’s a free uninterrupted experience. The app previously had ads on the borders of it’s pages ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Free, Eu, App, Discovery, Streaming, Ads, Song, Recognition, Acquisition, Application, Apple Music, Shazam, Digital Music News, Adverts


How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video)

This is a great video from Real Engineering on YouTube that compares your brain and its ability to put together patterns in comparison to Shazam and how it works. This a great in-depth video of how Shazam is able to process the large level of computing power in a very short period of time. The post How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video) appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Technology, Tech, Engineering, Hash, Shazam, Digital Music News, Hash Functions, Real Engineering on YouTube


Apple Music ditch artist-to-fan social platform Connect

Apple are renovating artist pages on their music streaming service but as they do so they’re getting rid of their under-appreciated Connect platform. Apple Music has come a long way since it launched all the way back in 2015. The service has grown from a disorganised Spotify into a streaming service that stands on it’s own as one of the biggest in the world. It’s changed in many ways but has retained it’s social platform that allows artists to connect with fans, until now. Apple have started...
Tags: Apple, Social, Music, Platform, Fan, Artists, Streaming, Stream, For You, Digital Music News, Feed, Connect, Artist Pages


The latest charts on YouTube Music packaged into playlists for you

YouTube Music is helping you keep up on the trends by turning all of their top charts into playlists so you can easily come and get on top of what’s popping. Earlier this year YouTube built and launched a new platform to keep their expansive catalogue of music content in one place and improve revenues for artists. YouTube Music has been getting better all the time since it’s launch as Google make it a fully loaded streaming platform. Their latest move presents all of the hottest new music an...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Nicki Minaj, Global, Ariana Grande, Streaming, Charts, Lists, Drake, Songs, Playlists, Youtube Music, Digital Music News, Halsey, Trending


The latest charts on YouTube Music are now packaged into playlists for you

YouTube Music is helping you keep up on the trends by turning all of their top charts into playlists so you can easily come and get on top of what’s popping. Earlier this year YouTube built and launched a new platform to keep their expansive catalogue of music content in one place and improve revenues for artists. YouTube Music has been getting better all the time since it’s launch as Google make it a fully loaded streaming platform. Their latest move presents all of the hottest new music an...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Nicki Minaj, Global, Ariana Grande, Streaming, Charts, Lists, Drake, Songs, Playlists, Youtube Music, Digital Music News, Halsey, Trending


Audiobyte raise $6 million for you to text musical GIFs

Sending GIFs alone just isn’t enough to express your emotions anymore so Audiobyte have raised millions to enhance them with music through Gifnote. GIFs have become the new emoji, being integrated into messaging everywhere so people can react or express themselves with a moving clip. Gifnote is a musical GIF app which puts licensed music alongside the world’s favourite GIFs to enhance expressions and add an entire other layer to picture messages and responses. Audiobyte have raised $6 millio...
Tags: Music, Messaging, Funding, Social Media, Sharing, App, Messages, Clips, Gifs, Texts, Songs, Application, Digital Music News, Blacker, Joi Ito, Brett Berish


What do you think the most streamed song of the 20th century is?

Recent years have seen the birth of an entirely new platform for music and in the past 20 years it has become the primary way many people are listening to music. With hundreds of millions of people now streaming music around the world the most streamed song from the 20th century is revealed and since everyone you meet knows all the lyrics when it comes on, it’s probably not a surprise. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has been named the most streamed song from the 20th century. The number 1 hit from ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Youtube, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Charts, Nirvana, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Brian May, Universal Music Group, Spotify YouTube, Streamed, Bohemian Rhapsody, Most Streamed


How did your music do in 2018? Spotify Wrapped has you covered

2018 has been the most incredible year for music streaming ever, both for artists and for listeners. Find out how your music has done on Spotify with Wrapped 2018 for Artists. 2018 year has been an immense year for streaming with more people around the world streaming music than ever before. There’s no better time to have your music online and we’re seeing more and more artists uploading their music to Spotify and all of the other great streaming services all the time. Spotify have an early ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Analytics, 2018, Artists, Streaming, Stream, Year In Review, Artist, Digital Music News, Artist / Label News, Profile, Wrapped, Spotify for Artists


The music that made 2018 on SoundCloud

The years coming to a close and what better way to celebrate a great year in music than to look back at all tunes that have been the soundtrack to 2018. SoundCloud have released The 2018 SoundCloud Playback to summarise the music that made their year. SoundCloud have released their year in review based on how the SoundCloud community have listened to music in 2018. According to SoundCloud the most popular genres throughout the year for tags were ‘synthwave’ and ‘phonk’ whilst Two Friends relea...
Tags: Music, Review, Top, 2018, Streaming, Drake, Year In Review, Year, Soundcloud, Digital Music News, Most Popular, Tracks, Bill Burr, Playback, Top Artists, Menoh Beats


Amazon Alexa now talks back to help you choose your music

Alexa can do a lot but back and forth conversations are new to Amazon Music so you can naturally find exactly the music you’re looking for. Amazon Music have updated how Alexa works on their music streaming service to make listening more natural with Alexa refining your choices. The new Amazon Alexa can chat with users in a back-and-forth conversation so you can narrow down what playlist you want to listen to as well as telling Alexa whether you like or dislike songs that you’re listening to...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Music, Smart, Update, Conversation, Speaker, Streaming, Ai, Talk, Alexa, Assistant, Amazon Music, Digital Music News, Amazon Alexa, Kintan Brahmbhatt


Apple Music reveal 2018’s biggest hits and artists

2018’s drawing to a close and as the biggest year for digital music streaming comes to it’s end Apple Music have revealed the artists, albums and songs that have made this year so big for music. With the end of the year closing in the top streaming services are revealing the music that made 2018 such a special year for music. Spotify revealed their biggest songs and artists of the year this week and now Apple Music have released the music that listeners have been loving the most in 2018. You...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Beyonce, Top, Montana, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Best, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, 2018, Sam Smith, Artists, Kendrick Lamar