Spotify Adds Songwriter Pages, Playlists

Spotify has launched songwriter pages and playlists in beta as “a new way to share the songs you’ve written on Spotify and get discovered by potential collaborators and fans.” Since. Continue reading

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Music Streaming Discovery Match: Serendipity 2, Algorithms 0

Even as the streaming giants continue to pour more and more resources into creating the perfect music ‘discovery’ algorithms for their listeners, good old fashioned serendipity often still seems to. Continue reading

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Streaming And The Art Of Playlist Stuffing

The rise of the streaming age has not only altered our listening habits, but is also impacting the way in which artists release songs. In an effort to hit the. Continue reading

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US Music Industry Loses $1B Annually From Unauthorized Account Sharing

Industry analysts MusicWatch has been tracking paid streaming account sharing and the use of family plans for some time, and the results of last year’s survey point to lost revenue. Continue reading

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Tidal Posts $36M Loss As 100,000+ US Subscribers Exit

[UPDATED] Jay-Z’ds Tidal music streaming service continues to burn through cash, posting a record operating loss in 2018 of $36.7 million and a net loss of $36.9 million. The losses. Continue reading

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Spotify To Expand Paid Artists Services, But Can Most Musicians Afford Them?

Spotify is pleased with the early adoption of its first paid artist marketing tool Marquee and will soon add more paid services, the streamer shared in an earnings call Wednesday.. Continue reading

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Ingrooves Expands To Japan, Ryukatsu Son Named Managing Director

UMG’s indie distribution, marketing, and rights company, Ingrooves, is expanding into Japan with a new office in Tokyo. Digital licensing veteran Ryukatsu Son has been tapped to oversee the expansion. Continue reading

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Spotify Earnings Report Offers Hints Of Streamer’s Future [MARK MULLIGAN]

Spotify reported strong user growth in an earnings report Wednesday alongside financials, results from the streamer’s push into podcasting and more. Top industry analyst Mark Mulligan digs into the numbers.. Continue reading

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Spotify Active Users Up 32% To 271M, Paid Subs Rise 29%

Spotify beat expectations again with Premium subscriber growth of 29% year on year to reach a record 124 million paid users worldwide. Total MAUs (Monthly Active Users) grew 32% Y/Y. Continue reading

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