Spotify (Finally) Launches New Apple Watch App

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Spotify has launched a new Apple Watch app which includes improved access and control over music and podcasts, as well as, the ability to connect to speakers or devices. The streamer promises the more improvements ahead including the ability to listen to music and podcasts offline.

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The Other Playlists: How Behavior Impacts Songs

Screenshot 2018-11-11 09.02.08Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format - streaming - is reshaping music.

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Facebook Launches Lasso: TicTok, Musically Video Clone With Massive Music Library

image from geeko.lesoir.beFacebook has launched Lasso, a much rumored clone of hugely popular short video lip sync app TicTok. The Musical.ly short music video app was acquired and incorporated into TicToc last year. 

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Music Has More To Gain From The Future Of Transportation Than You Might Think [Cherie Hu]

Screenshot 2018-11-08 07.57.42Going as far back as the FM radio receivers of the 1950s, transportation and music have been inextricably linked; and as the landscape of the transportation industry changes, new marketing opportunities for music and artists are emerging.

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Waze Adds Pandora, Deezer, iHeart, TuneIn, More To App

image from cdn-images-1.medium.comPopular navigation app Waze has added 7 audio services including Pandora, Deezer, iHeart and TuneIn to its  Waze Audio Player, designed to seamlessly stream audio alongside Waze driving directions and alerts. Spotify was announced as a launch partner last year.

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Spotify Premium App Gets A Major Makeover

image from newsroom.spotify.comSpotify has revamped its app, giving its paid Premium users more reasons to renew their subscriptions.  Navigation within the app has been simplified and a revamped Search page now incorporates features found in “Browse” including favorite genres and music to match a mood.  Artists Radio Playlists have also been revamped and brought to the forefront.

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Genius, Apple Music Partner For Lyrics, Player

Apple Music player on Genius — Mobile Web and iOS app viewsThe Genius crowd-driven lyrics database is now available on Apple Music as part of an expanded partnership. Apple Music subscribers who visit Genius will also be able to play full tracks from the song page by signing into their Apple Music account.

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GigRev: White Label Solution To Build A Mobile Fan Club

image from www.gigrev.comKevin Brown from GigRev joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about their white label solution for building a mobile fan club that easily allows bands to monetize their fans online.  Artists can connect with fans like nowhere else and generate income from their biggest fans.

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Artist Growth CEO Matt Urmy Discusses Company’s Rapid Ascension [INTERVIEW]

1The cloud-based management system Artist Growth has seen massive growth over the past eighteen months, bringing in multiple billions in revenue. Here the company's founder and, until recently, CEO Matt Urmy sat down to chat about the company stands, and where it's headed moving forward.

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Create Free, Simple, Shareable Music Videos With Turn

Screenshot 2018-09-19 08.09.12Developer and artist marketer Lee Martin introduces Turn, a recently launched application which allows users to create a turntable style music video consisting of an audio track and rotating static image, which can then easily be shared across the social media platform.

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Artist Growth's Matt Urmy On Touring App's Rapid Adoption

image from celebrityaccess.comArtist management platform Artist Growth has seen an impressive 18 months. This cloud-based system which provides artists and managers with tools to organize touring, finances, merch and data reporting, now tracks more than $2.5 billion in tour revenue and nearly $700 million in expenses.

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7 Performers Who Created Masterpieces with GarageBand

1A mainstay for budding music industry creatives everywhere, Garageband has long enabled those interested in music to cut their creative teeth before moving on to more industry standard software, at least usually. Here, however, we look at seven major performers who used the basic apple software to craft major hits.

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Royalty Exchange Built A Zillow For Song Royalties - What Are Your Songs Worth?

1Most homeowners are familiar with Zillow, a site which allows you to easily find out the value of your or someone else's home. Thanks to a new app from Royalty Exchange, artists can now do this same thing, but with their song royalties.

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6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royalties

1From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.

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ArtistGrowth, Pinnacle Partner To Bring Financial Services, Capital To Touring Artists

Artist-growth-logoArtistGrowth, a mobile artist management platform, and Pinnacle Financial Partners have announced a strategic partnership and equity investment designed to broaden the financial services and capital available to touring entertainers.

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Instagram's IGTV Allows Artists To Post Longform Videos, As Long As They're Vertical

1In this piece Chris Robley walks us through exactly how artists and bands can set about utilizing Instagram's new IGTV in order to easily upload longform video - provided its in vertical form.

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