Bowie’s Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify; TuneIn Premieres ‘Indieclectic’; LANDR Gets Your Tracks on Streaming Services

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David Bowie’s Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify — 
 Bowie has reached a billion streams.

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YouTube Unveils New Logo, Look and Features — 
 The Internet’s most popular video hosting site — last reported at 1.5 billion monthly users — is releasing updates that will bring a “new level of functionality and a more consistent look” for both desktop and mobile platforms.

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TuneIn Premieres New Wide-Reaching ‘Indieclectic’ Radio Station — 
 For music fans looking for what’s next, TuneIn is launching the new radio station Indieclectic. Premiering Monday (Aug. 28), Indieclectic is programmed and hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez.


Amazon Music Unlimited is now cheaper for students — 
 Sigh, it’s that time of the year again. Despacito may still be atop the charts, but summer is dwindling, meaning it’s time to head back to school.

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Charlie Shrem Thinks Music Industry is Ripe for Disruption — 
 Disrupting the status quo and providing new opportunities to musicians is made possible with Viberate’s upcoming Vibe tokens.

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Akon Partners With Music Bi to Change How the Continent Listens to Music — 
 Senegalese-American singer Akon has announced he is purchasing 50% of Senegalese company Musik Bi to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with global competitors. Musik Bi is Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads.

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6 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns That We’re Totally Rooting for Right Now — 
 From telling the stories of women in Upper Egypt to an insult-filled piano method book, here are some of our favorite current crowdfunding campaigns!

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LANDR aims to make it easier than ever to release your music on multiple platforms — 
 New distribution service gets you on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more

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Hurricane Harvey’s Flooding Wreaks Havoc On the Houston Radio Community — 
 As the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate east Texas, the country remains glued to TV news coverage, particularly of the massive flooding in Houston.

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First Listen: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers —

Stream a new song from The Long Awaited Album, Martin’s forthcoming record with the award-winning bluegrass band.

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Goldman Sachs: Universal is worth $23.5bn — and streaming revenues will jump 500%+ by 2030 —

The global music business is about to explode thanks to streaming — and its biggest rights-holders are going to be worth a fortune.