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3 Ways to Make Streaming Music More User-Friendly; Pitchfork Music Fest Offers Free Live Stream; The Murky Business of Spotify Playlist Pitching

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Three Ways to Make Streaming Music More
From annoying song limits to underwhelming search capabilities, here’s what Spotify, Apple, and others should change.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Announces Free Live
The schedule for the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival free live stream includes Mavis Staples, HAIM, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts and Whitney .

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As Exclusivity Takes Charge, How Will Music Streaming Change?

As streaming continues to grow as the dominant form of music consumption, AI powered algorithm-based playlist marketing could be boxing out more niche genres of music and limiting the variety available to listeners.

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The Murky Business of Spotify Playlist
A new crop of companies are offering a shortcut for artists to land on popular Spotify playlists.

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Ed Sheeran Nears 70 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify as ‘№6’ Lands on 800-Plus
Ed Sheeran’s move to drop an album of collaborations with a wide array of artists appears to be paying off, with Spotify announcing on Thursday that the singer-songwriter’s №6 Collaborations Project has landed on 800-plus official playlists since its July 12 release.


iHeartMedia Is Going Public With a Direct Listing — But It’s No
Wall Street is tuned in to direct listings, but iHeart may not be music to investors’ ears.

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The Rise of Digital Tipping — From Music to Your Own
This Chinese system has generated millions in revenue for streaming platforms, and now the U.S. is at the tipping point.

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Nigerian streaming service Naijatastic has a smartphone
The latest African music-streaming service making headlines is Naijatastic from Nigeria, which has been talking to the news site Music in Africa about its smartphone app.Launched earlier this year, it offers audio and video streams, including a radio-like discovery feature.

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Podcasting Is More Than A
Previews of coming attractions at this year’s Jacobs Media’s “Broadcasters Meet Podcasters” event at Podcast Movement 2019 in Orlando.

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Puma Completely Fuses Soccer and Music in Colorful New Campaign | Muse by
New shoes get an impressive multi-album release

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Sony Corp. Restructures Music Division, Brings Recorded Music, Sony/ATV Publishing Together Under Rob

Sony is putting both Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing under the new umbrella of Sony Music Group, which will be helmed by Rob Stringer, who will take on the role of chairman.

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Book It: Solving Radio’s Gen Z
Metallica is releasing a children’s book, designed to appeal to the next generation of hard rockers.

The Friday Featured Playlist


The Boutique Hotel

Alex Macnutt’s chilled out mix of music best consumed with a cocktail, in a cool hotel bar in an exotic location. Your house, say. Proof that music can blend into the background but stand out just enough to be noticed. with project pablo, goody goody, peza, michael kiwanuka & tom misch, kiwi, chemise et. al. Click to listen

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