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 — www.billboard.com 
 Bowie has reached a billion streams.

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YouTube Unveils New Logo, Look and Features — www.billboard.com 
 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 — www.billboard.com 
 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.

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Amazon Music Unlimited is now cheaper for students — www.engadget.com 
 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 — cointelegraph.com 
 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 — allafrica.com 
 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 — flypaper.soundfly.com 
 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 — www.musicradar.com 
 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 — www.billboard.com 
 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 — gardenandgun.com

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 — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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