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Apple Boosts Streaming Radio; Universal Inks Deal with Soundtrack Your Brand; TikTok Working with UnitedMasters

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Apple beefs up streaming radio as Spotify continues its antitrust complaintswww.cnbc.com
It’s also introducing two new radio stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.

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Universal inks global licensing deal with B2B music streaming service Soundtrack Your Brandwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Company works with brands such as McDonald’s, Lululemon, J Crew and others.

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TikTok inks deal with UnitedMasters that lets users distribute music to streaming platforms directly from Bytedance’s appwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

TikTok will also partner with UnitedMasters in promoting key artists on the platform.

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Streaming’s remuneration model cannot be ‘fixed’musicindustryblog.wordpress.com

The #brokenrecord debate continues to build momentum and new models such as user-centric are getting increased attention, including at governmental level in the UK.

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Spotify wants to ‘imagine new possibilities’ for audiobooksmusically.com
When Spotify bagged an exclusive on a new J.K. Rowling audiobook, we wondered if it hinted at ambitions to do more with audiobooks. Now look…

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Facebook Paid Live Streams Are A Gamechanger, According To New Bandsintown Datawww.hypebot.com
Data shared by Bandsintown show just how much Facebook’s new paid live stream options can contribute to the financial survival of artists and venues during the pandemic. On Friday, Facebook. Continue reading

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Warner Music acquires viral content firm Imgn Mediamusically.com
Warner Music Group’s latest acquisition is an intriguing one: of Israeli company Imgn Media, which creates videos and memes designed to go viral.

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Corona pandemic amplified the streaming industry — and it’s here to stayinnovationorigins.com
The streaming boom is far from over. Users continue to shift from analog media, such as tv or radio, towards video and music streaming alternatives. Robeco.

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Amazon Music names Raymond Leon Roker as global head of editorialwww.musicweek.com
Roker will lead all aspects of Amazon Music’s editorial content strategy across music, video and voice.

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ALMBC launches music industry COVID-19 gig dashboardthemusicnetwork.com

The Australian Live Music Business Council is helping its members negotiate COVID-19 restrictions for businesses with a new online tool.

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The Music Industry To Radio: We’ve Got You Coveredjacobsmedia.com
An emerging trend in music in 2020 is the proliferation of cover songs.

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