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Apple Music Base Seen Growing; Spotify Drops ‘Hate Conduct’ Policy; Kanye Skips Tidal Exclusivity


Apple Music Base Seen
The service is winning subscribers as streaming landscape heats up

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Spotify Removes ‘Hate Conduct’ Provision From New Content Policy After
Three weeks after Spotify announced a new policy regarding hate content and hateful conduct on its service, the company is walking back one of its most controversial provisions.


Kanye skips Tidal exclusivity, drops new album on Spotify and Apple

The move is a blow for the artist-owned music streaming service

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Tuma Basa Named YouTube Director of Urban
Tuma Basa, who in March left Spotify, has been appointed YouTube’s Director of Urban Music.

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Apple Music, Netflix, and Amazon struggle in India’s streaming market
As Amazon and Netflix turn to the land of Bollywood in search of new users, they continue to face stiff competition from local giant Hotstar. The service, owned by media conglomerate Star India, offers a wide-range of sporting events in its catalog and boasted a 69.7 percent share of the local on-de…

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Amuse Going Head To Head With CD Baby,
While a lot of independent artists are familiar with music aggregators such as TuneCore and CD Baby, it appears the new Swedish startup Amuse is throwing its hat in the distribution ring, with a number of industry heavyweights at its helm.

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Tencent Music and Entertainment hires three US banks as it readies for
Tencent Music and Entertainment (TME) has appointed Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to lead its highly anticipated IPO, according to The Financial Times.

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Prince’s Estate Sues Oklahoma Man Over Posted Music
Prince’s estate is suing an Oklahoma man for alleged copyright infringement.

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Review: new YouTube Music touts personalized
We tried out Google’s revamped subscription service YouTube Music, which tries to take on Spotify and Apple Music with better recommendations from the Google Assistant.

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Pump up the programmatic: Google selling streaming audio
Google will sell audio ads through DoubleClick, helping brands manage programmatic ad campaigns on Spotify, Pandora and other music streaming services.

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SiriusXM Announces ‘Four More Saturday Nights’ Dead & Company
The first four Saturday night shows of Dead & Company’s 2018 Summer Tour will air live on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel.

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Top Dawg Explains How He Warned Spotify’s CEO That Kendrick Lamar, Others Would Pull Music Over Conduct
TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith explains how he expressed concerns about Spotify’s hateful conduct policy, and how that led to the streaming service reversing its policy three weeks later.



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