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?
Chartmetric’s Playlist Analyzer breaks down Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer playlist ecosystems.
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.
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.
How the rise of streaming could turn Hollywood musicians into an endangered species — www.latimes.com
As streaming takes over the entertainment production world, musicians are being left behind.
Google Played Out: YouTube Music Will Now Come Pre-Installed on Android Devices — www.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.
The upcoming macOS Catalina will feature a dedicated Apple Music app.
‘Fan-made’ Taylor Swift tracks pulled down from Spotify — musically.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.
An interesting conversation with Cecilia Qvist, Global Head of Markets at Spotify, and Akshat Harbola, Head of (India) Market Operations at Spotify.
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.
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.
Spotify Held an Exclusive Concert for Listeners of a New Orleans Playlist — www.adweek.com
The private event was part of a tourism campaign for the city.
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