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A Track’s Journey Through Playlists; What Ever Happened to Radio’s Concert Calendar?; Will 5G Usher in a New Era of High Res Audio?

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A Track’s Journey through Playlistsblog.chartmetric.io

Chartmetric’s Playlist Analyzer breaks down Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer playlist ecosystems.

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How to Game the System and Get Your Song on the Radiowww.rollingstone.com

15 years ago, New York’s attorney general investigated pay-for-play in the radio industry. Insiders say the practice lives on — in a more sophisticated form.

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What Ever Happened To Radio’s Concert Calendar?jacobsmedia.com
New apps and websistes are changing the way consumers acccess concert information. Here’s how radio can stay in the game.

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Will 5G Usher in a New Era of High Resolution Audio for the Masses?www.billboard.com
With Amazon jumping into hi-res streaming and the promise of faster mobile connections with 5G, audio quality could improve for the majority of listeners for the first time in years.

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How the rise of streaming could turn Hollywood musicians into an endangered specieswww.latimes.com
As streaming takes over the entertainment production world, musicians are being left behind.

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Google Played Out: YouTube Music Will Now Come Pre-Installed on Android Deviceswww.billboard.com
The app kicks Google Play to the curb as Android’s former default music player — though Google Play listeners can still download it from the Play Store.

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Apple Music app on Windows: When will Apple kill iTunes?www.ilounge.com

The upcoming macOS Catalina will feature a dedicated Apple Music app.

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‘Fan-made’ Taylor Swift tracks pulled down from Spotifymusically.com
After a few months of quiet, there’s another ‘fake music’ farrago in the air. The Fader reported that “dozens” of Taylor Swift bootlegs had been uploaded to Spotify as individual ‘podcast’ files.

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Spotify’s Secret Plan To Conquer India’s Music Streaming Market Has A Healthy Dose Of Podcastswww.indiatimes.com

An interesting conversation with Cecilia Qvist, Global Head of Markets at Spotify, and Akshat Harbola, Head of (India) Market Operations at Spotify.

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30% of the Beatles’ Spotify streams are from 18–24 year-oldsmusically.com

The band’s music has been streamed nearly 1.7bn times on Spotify in 2019 alone, with the company stressing that “18–24 is the top demographic for streaming Beatles music, accounting for more than 30% of all Beatles streams globally since January 1st.

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How Can Humans and Artificial Intelligence Collaborate to Manage The Explosion of Music Data?www.synchtank.com
Ben Gilbert takes a deep dive into the subject of AI to explore the increasingly central role technology has to play in the influx of information surrounding digital music.

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Spotify Held an Exclusive Concert for Listeners of a New Orleans Playlistwww.adweek.com
The private event was part of a tourism campaign for the city.

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