Dance Music Offers Community via Streaming; SiriusXM Adds Self-Pay Subs; Spotify Preps Wild Podcast Tale; Tidal’s New Free Membership Tier
In a Time of Isolation, Dance Music Offers Community Through Streaming — www.vice.com
Amid coronavirus, dance music mainstays like New York club Nowadays and the label Mad Decent are diving headlong into streaming.
SiriusXM said it added self-pay subscribers in its satellite radio and Pandora businesses for the first quarter, the first one affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerry Del Colliano finds the useful silver lining to a lower resolution streaming service.
Spotify Preps Wild Podcast Tale About CIA & Scorpions’ ‘Wind Of Change’, Teams With Crooked Media, Pineapple Street Studios & Patrick Radden Keefe — deadline.com
Did the CIA write Scorpions’ hit song Wind of Change? This is the wild story of Spotify’s latest podcast documentary series.
Tidal has said it will be unveiling a new free membership tier, where users can sign up with an email address and get ad-free access to Tidal’s various video content without having to pay.
Eminem Launches Competition To Support Michigan DJs — www.udiscovermusic.com
Eminem’s “Love Your DJ” contest is giving Michigan DJs the chance to win money and SiriusXM airplay for their original mixes.
From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats — blog.landr.com
Mapping the march to streaming through yesterday’s physical formats and today’s demand for digital discovery.
How India’s Lockdown Has Changed Music Listening — www.billboard.com
Despite an absence of new Bollywood soundtracks, India is finding that the coronavirus lockdown is shaking up listening habits in surprising ways.
Bandcamp Will Again Waive Fees To Support Artists — wamu.org
The company generated $4.3 million for artists when it paused the collection of a percentage of sales for a day in March — which it will repeat on May 1, June 5 and July 3.
Prashan Agarwal, CEO, Gaana, talks about the trends in the music streaming industry and the change in consumption patterns during the lockdown.
Spotify’s music podcast Dissect returns with Beyoncé focus — musically.com
‘Lemonade’ is the subject for the latest season of Spotify’s music podcast ‘Dissect’, with two episodes launching yesterday on the fourth anniversary of the album’s release.
In this rapid period of change, we must ensure everyone in the music community is able to protect their work from those who seek to exploit it without paying them for it.
Disney Music Releases Playlist of Peaceful Piano Versions of Classic Disney Songs Across Multiple Streaming Platforms — wdwnt.com
Disney Music has released peaceful piano versions of popular songs from Disney classics, making it available to stream.
If you’ve even been casually following entertainment trends, you know the business model for music artists and groups has been roiled by new tech trends.
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