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Apple, Spotify May Start Playing Nice (with Siri); Are Podcasts Killing Music?; WXPN Streaming Entire Woodstock Festival

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Apple and Spotify may finally start playing nice — with Siri at leastwww.fastcompany.com
The two companies have butted heads for years. Any thawing out would be a welcome change for users.

Spotify is testing a new Favorite Device feature for handing off music to a nearby speakerwww.theverge.com

Spotify is testing a new feature for speakers with support for Spotify Connect that will allow users to select a device as their Favorite Device.

A radio station is streaming the entire Woodstock festival, minute by minute, starting at 5:07 pm Thursdaytheweek.com

To give listeners a chance to experience every second of the three-day shebang, radio station WXPN in Philadelphia, home to NPR’s World Cafe, is broadcasting the entire festival.

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Messwww.vice.com
A lawyer explains why future plaintiffs might be better off pleading “fair use” instead of fighting claims of similarities between songs.

Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time?www.washingtonpost.com
Why would you listen to a podcast when you could be listening to music?

iHeartMedia teams up with publisher Group Nine Media for exclusive podcast content — Music Business Worldwidewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Partnership to kick off with two new original podcasts from Group Nine brands NowThis and Thrillist

Terra Signs Music Streaming Platform Bugs To Its Crypto Payments Alliancewww.coindesk.com
The music steaming service will join twenty-five partners in a South Korean crypto payments alliance.

Bandzoogle: ‘We’ve built the most powerful, flexible Subscriptions platform available for musicians.’www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Company CEO Stacey Bedford talks Subscriptions — and how artists can make the most of them

Muzooka to Provide Artist Assets for iHeartRadio Music Chartsvariety.com
Muzooka will provide artist assets including photos, videos, bios for the iHeartRadio Music Charts, powered by Mediabase.

Apple Goes on Tour With 16 Musicians in Latest ‘Shot on iPhone’ Campaignmusebycl.io

Apple essentially created the digital music industry, and has celebrated its musical ties with ebullient ad campaigns going back to the iPod Silhouettes.

Cinq Music Gets $40 Million in Funding From GoDigital Media Groupwww.billboard.com
Cinq Music, the music company that made waves last year by partnering with Janet Jackson for the release of her single “Made For Now” with Daddy Yankee will receive $40 million in Series C funding from parent company GoDigital Media Group.

Feed.fm talks music in fitness apps: ‘It’s about ROI’musically.com
Music is proving its value to fitness apps and other health-focused startups, according to Lauren Pufpaf, co-founder and COO of B2B music firm Feed·fm.

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