Sonos Pulls Back On Plan To Brick Older, Still Functioning Speakers

Way back in January, home speaker company Sonos came under some much deserved fire for revealing a new product “recycle mode” which bricked the company’s older but perfectly serviceable smart. Continue reading

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How Smart Speakers Increase The Artist and Fan Divide

"Alexa (Siri, Google) play __________." With tens of millions of song requests being processed daily, what fills that blank matters. "Play That Funky Music" will net you the Wild Cherry. Continue reading

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Hypebot Crashes The Music Biz Weekly Podcast: Streaming, PledgeMusic, Smart Speakers, More

The big three record labels earning $19 million a day from streaming, the ongoing PledgeMusic tragedy, how smart speakers are changing songwriting and the future of podcasting were all part. Continue reading

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Study Reveals How Smart Speakers Impact Music Consumption

A new study from AudienceNet has revealed that, surprise surprise, those over the age of 16 with smart speakers in their homes are listening to more music, for longer periods. Continue reading

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Google Overtakes Amazon In Smart Speakers

Fresh research has revealed that Google has pulled ahead of Amazon in the smart speaker department, the latest move by the tech giant in its quest to be the best. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Aretha Franklin Passes • Smart Speaker Battles • Billionaire Buys Spotify Stock • More

THURSDAY 8.16.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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Sonos Files For IPO At $3 Billion Valuation

Sonos is filed to go public as early as June, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.  According to documents filed with the SEC, Sonos hopes to be valued at. Continue reading

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What Smart Speakers Mean For Music, The Music Industry [Stuart Dredge]

Stuart Dredge explores how the new hardware category of the smart speakers is transforming the music landscape and what the technology's rise could mean for the future of music and. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, our most popular and often viewed articles on Hypebot covered Spotify's termination of the playlist payola service SpotLister, more users' ditching of Facebook in the wake of the. Continue reading

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Smart Speakers Will Drive Music Consumption, Industry Growth says New Report

[UPDATED] A new report authored by Music Ally's Stuart Dredge for label trade BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association [ERA] looks at how voice-controlled smart speakers are transforming how fans. Continue reading

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