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A Credit Card for Streaming Royalties; Amazon Music Launches Podcasts for Customers in Canada; The ‘Humans of Classical Music’ Video Series Debuts

Create Music Unveils Credit Card for Streaming Royalties: ‘We Would Like to Be the Artists’ Bank’www.billboard.com
Create Music Group has unveiled its latest product: A credit card designed to give independent artists immediate access to streaming royalties.

Spotify Launches in South Korea: ‘You’re Going to See Korean Culture Throughout the World Amplified’www.billboard.com
Spotify will launch in South Korea on Feb. 2, giving users access to more than 60 million tracks and over four billion playlists from around the world.

Alternative Classical Announces Humans of Classical Music Video Seriesplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Alternative Classical announces Humans of Classical Music, a video series in which musicians, actors, comedians and podcasters from around the world recommend their favourite piece of classical music in 1 minute.

Amazon Music Launches Podcasts for Customers in Canadawww.amazon.ca

For the first time, customers will be able to stream top podcasts they already know and love, as well as new, original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and hosted by creators including DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick, Jake Brennan, and more.

Music Business Outlook for 2021: Industry Takes a Hit, but It Is Bouncing Backblog.dataart.com

Despite the challenges of the previous year, the overall music industry is projected to maintain a steady growth.

Twitter’s UGC May Be The Key To Music’s Next Licensing Battlewww.forbes.com
Twitter has yet to acquire music licenses, and its user generated content is at the heart of the battle.

Imran Ahmed Launches A New Kind Of Music Companywww.hypebot.com

A profile of music industry entrepreneur Imran Ahmed, who successfully worked at the NME, BBC, and XL Recording before relocating to Los Angeles to create and launch a new kind of music company.

More Songs Are Going Platinum Than Ever Beforewww.rollingstone.com

According to new data from the RIAA, 53 artists earned first-time gold or platinum awards in 2020, including Doja Cat and Arizona Zervas.

Audio-only social app Clubhouse takes Europe by stormsifted.eu
The hottest social app in town has turned its sights on the European market, leading to an explosion in growth in recent weeks.

Spotify launches chart service for Egyptian music fansegyptindependent.com

Music streaming platform Spotify launched its Spotify charts feature in Egypt.

Media Leap Takes a Big Leap in Cloud Music Player Streamingmedialeap.com

Media Leap’s Web, Android and iOS app allows users to upload songs, edit data of songs, artists, albums and create customized playlists. Tuned to play hi-fidelity, lossless sound and stream at original quality, the app accepts various file formats like MP3, OGG, and FLAC.

SiriusXM Revenue and Subscribers Up, Despite Down Quarter and $976 Million Pandora Chargevariety.com
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM saw a 6% revenue gain despite a $976 million impairment charge for its Pandora streaming service.

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