Boomplay Grows Fast in Africa; Byta Debuts New Look, Updated Platform; BMAT to Help Aspiring Music Biz Leaders

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4 min readJul 28, 2021


Byta Debuts New Look, Updated

A stunning brand and product redesign introduces a new look, improved functionality and updated features.

BMAT offers 30 talent scholarships to aspiring music biz

BMAT Music Innovators are partnering with IMB International Music Business School to call forward aspiring young professionals to work on real challenges and help better the music sector through innovation.

The non-static tipping point: how culture’s going non-linear and

Deepfakes, infinite albums, generative NFTs — creative pioneers are rapidly pushing technology-enabled concepts into the center of web culture.

Will a streaming overhaul tidy up the UK’s messy music sector?
An explosive report has called for a string of reforms for the music streaming market, but what’s really needed is some simplification.

Popular Chinese music streaming app Boomplay growing fast in
Rising income levels and widespread use of smartphones are helping Boomplay to penetrate deeper among consumers in Africa.

Apple Music is promoting independent artists in

In India’s overcrowded audio streaming market, a focus on independent music has been one of the ways DSPs have differentiated themselves.

MTV Brings Back ‘Behind the Music’ in Weekly Podcast
MTV brings “Behind the Music” back in audio-only repeats, Sports Illustrated inks iHeartMedia deal and Audacy announces “Podsauce.”

Music catalog sales are reaching an all time high. So how will AI music catalogs fit into this new matrix and what is their value?

Rory Kenny, co-founder & CEO at Loudly examines the status of music catalogs today.

Why Spotify Greenroom Drop-In Audio Chat Holds Potential for
Marketers would do well to keep an eye on Spotify Greenroom, a new audio chat app with great potential for customer engagement.

How a Longtime Music Executive Is Trying to Protect Artists’
Irving Azoff, manager to the Eagles and Nicki Minaj, discusses music investment, reviving the Beach Boys and why music on TV is fading.

AudioSalad expands into UK and Europe, hiring Tom Deakin to lead new

Deakin was formerly Director, Global Member Relations at Merlin.

Listen to the original lost version of R.E.M’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ — and the wild story behind
A long time ago in my parents’ basement far, far away… my record collection was lost to a flood. Cassettes, seven inches, LPs collected from Schoolkids Records and Plan 9 were tossed out by people in waders.

Trying To Decide on a Streaming

Paul Wilson does a deep dive into which streaming service is best for him.

Spotify adds dedicated ‘What’s New’ feed for tracking new music and podcast

The company announced today that Spotify for iOS now offers a “What’s New” feed that will immediately gather “all the new releases from the artists and shows you follow on Spotify.”

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