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Amazon Music Launches Podcasts in Mexico, Brazil; Tencent Music Invests in Wave; Dolly Parton, Pandora Set for Live Holiday Special

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Amazon Music Launches Podcasts In Mexico,
Podcasts by creators such as Martha Debayle and TED en Español are now available to customers for the first time at no additional cost and across all tiers of service.

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Ex-Spotify Exec Nick Holmsten Unveils Multi-Billion Dollar Plan for a ‘Disneyland for Music’ in Times
Ex-Spotify exec Nick Holmsten has unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan for a “Disneyland for music meets Las Vegas” in Times Square.

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Tencent Music invests in

The deal will enable TME to air Wave’s western concerts on its music services in China, but also work with the company on concerts for its TME Live division.

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Dolly Parton & Friends Set for Live Holiday Special With

Pandora announced that Dolly Parton will be hosting a virtual version of its Pandora LIVE just in time for the holiday season.

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Amazon Music UK Reveal 2021 ‘Ones To Watch’

Amazon Music UK announced their 2021 ‘Ones to Watch’ list, the rising stars in music tipped for future superstardom, as selected by the streaming service’s expert Programming Team.

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How Spotify Can Lead the Podcast
The company is signing top talent and building a platform creators want to invest in.


Noisy is a Discord bot that generates AI music for
This feels like a very modern story: there’s now a bot for chat app Discord that will serve up AI-generated music in the style of Chopin, Lady Gaga or Frank Sinatra.

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How Mt. Joy Used Spotify’s New Marquee Audience Segments To Grow Their Fan
In this piece, we explore how the Philadelphia-based folk-rock group, Mt. Joy, was able to utilize Spotify’s Marquee feature to draw in new and lapsed listeners and deepen their connection. Continue reading

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Physical vs streaming music: The debate rages

It is a divided world out there when it comes to music listening preferences — streaming versus physical media like LPs or CDs. The debate is pretty heated, whether it is on the internet or among a group of friends when they meet.

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A Premium Audio Licensing Library Arrives From

Veritone Licensing’s archives include millions of hours of AI-searchable audio and video content.

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Opera Integrates Player Feature on Browser for Quick Access to Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube
Opera has added a new Player feature that will give users instant access to Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music. Users can remain logged in to all three music streaming platforms and alternate between them.

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Hoard of Spotify user data exposed by hackers’ careless security
A crime ring compiles a huge list of Spotify passwords, but stores it on an unsecured cloud database.

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