Amazon Music Tops 55M Subs; Radiohead Opens Music ‘Library’; Don’t Split the Streams; Quadio Shakes Up Music Scene
Amazon Music Tops 55 Million Subscribers — www.mediaplaynews.com
In the second half of 2019, Amazon Music also launched in Brazil and introduced Amazon Music HD, which it claims offers the highest-quality audio available for streaming, as well as an ad-supported tier in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.
Radiohead.com unveils “The Radiohead Library,” an official band repository — arstechnica.com
Tons of great stuff, although there’s bad news if you rely on YouTube.
Don’t Split the Streams — medium.com
A look at music marketing campaigns — including song exclusivity to specific music streaming and retail platforms, and how music metadata fields are handled by such platforms can make streaming counts vary wildly.
Quadio shakes up the music scene — duclarion.com
If someone told you there was a platform that was a combination of social media and music streaming for college students and university communities, would your heart skip a beat just a little? Quadio is just that, and it’s about to launch everywhere in February.
Spotify Strikes Podcast Deal With Asylum Entertainment Group’s Audity As Audio Division Hires Frank Hajdu To Oversee Slate — deadline.com
The deal will see Audity, which launched last year, produces podcasts across all scripted and unscripted genres for the subscription service.
How SoundCloud is proving a great digital turnaround story — themusicnetwork.com
SoundCloud’s turnaround is proving to be one of the great digital comebacks in music-tech history.
How a punk-inspired collective beat the streaming giants at their own game — www.salon.com
The streaming regime is a terrible way for artists to make a living. A punk co-op just fixed that
Can AI Do A Better Job Than The DJ? — jacobsmedia.com
At CES, Artificial Intelligence — or AI — was everywhere, despite being difficult to see or touch.
Thailand has 3.5m music streamers including 700k subscribers — musically.com
Around 3.5 million people in Thailand use a music streaming service at the moment (excluding YouTube), with approximately 700,000 paying to subscribe to one of the three major streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify and Joox.
SiriusXM Gets Serious About Vehicle Safety — www.wardsauto.com
“A system is only as good as a driver’s willingness to use it,” says SiriusXM’s Peter Polit.
Are There Two Kinds Of Radio Stations? — jacobsmedia.com
Goldman Sachs’ new mobile app is a reminder of the importance of legacy companies having a great mobile experience — including broadcast radio stations.
Spotify Stock Is Falling Amid Growing Competition, Even After Music Streaming’s Record Year — www.barrons.com
Spotify climbed 32% last year, but heightened competition from Apple and Amazon.com is making investors uneasy about the company’s future.
This $1,400 Stereo System Streams Your Music to Sound Analog — www.bloomberg.com
The Aurora, from British audio company IFi, sounds as good as it looks — and that’s saying something.
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