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Apple Music Rebrands Hip-Hop Playlist; Japan Jumps Into the Music Stream

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Apple Music Rebrands Hip-Hop Playlist As ‘Rap Life,’ With Weekly Beats 1 Radio
Apple Music is rebranding one of its biggest playlists, The A-List: Hip-Hop, as Rap Life, and will leverage Beats 1 to launch a new weekly show and daily segments around the playlist.

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Japan Jumps Into the Music

The biggest moment for streaming music in Japan this year came via a handwritten letter.

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Spotify Lite Reached More Than 1 Million Users Worldwide in Its First
Spotify Lite reached more than 1 million users worldwide in its first week and now has more than 2 million in India alone, according to the company’s head of global markets, Cecilia Qvist.


YouTube Music adds seamless switching between audio and
If you’re a YouTube Premium or Music Premium subscriber, switching between a song and its music video should be smoother as of today. You can hop back and forth…

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Studies Show Rapid Decline In Radio Listening

Broadcast radio is still one of the most used sources of media and a top vehicle for music discovery, but it won’t maintain this top spot for long if the current trend holds, according to two major listenership studies.


Spotify app update for iPad finally supports

Now, Spotify can be used in Split View or Slide Over mode, giving you full access to your library of music without having to view a full-screened instance of the app.

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Avid Brings Music Distribution to a Quarter Million Avid Link App

Avid has introduced AvidPlay, a new music distribution service for its Avid Link app that enables artists, producers and music labels to easily and affordably get their music heard on the world’s most popular streaming services.

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Axe Drops Another Martin Garrix Video, as It Explores the Link Between Music and
72andSunny spins ‘These Are the Times’

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UnitedMasters and NBA 2K20 Ink Soundtrack
The partners are also kicking off a global contest to find 10 fresh songs from emerging acts to be added to the soundtrack.


‘It’s certainly been a challenging period’: 7digital CEO and CFO
Just over three months into his appointment as chief exec, John Aalbers has stepped down with immediate effect. But there are signs that the troubled company’s cash problems could be fixed.

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Spotify’s Director of Economics, Will Page, is leaving the
Respected exec has been offered a book deal with Simon and Schuster

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CityFM Podcast Takes a Deep Look at New York’s Music

The shows each take on a different aspect of the city’s music scene, ranging from DIY, jazz and Latin to broader topics like summer memories, and the life of a musician.

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