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Dance Music Offers Community via Streaming; SiriusXM Adds Self-Pay Subs; Spotify Preps Wild Podcast Tale; Tidal’s New Free Membership Tier

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In a Time of Isolation, Dance Music Offers Community Through
Amid coronavirus, dance music mainstays like New York club Nowadays and the label Mad Decent are diving headlong into streaming.

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SiriusXM Adds Self-Pay Subs, Says Car Sales and Advertising ‘Fell Swiftly’ Amid

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.

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The Crazy Argument for Pandora as the Music-Lover’s Choice for

Jerry Del Colliano finds the useful silver lining to a lower resolution streaming service.

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Spotify Preps Wild Podcast Tale About CIA & Scorpions’ ‘Wind Of Change’, Teams With Crooked Media, Pineapple Street Studios & Patrick Radden
Did the CIA write Scorpions’ hit song Wind of Change? This is the wild story of Spotify’s latest podcast documentary series.

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Tidal Launches New Free Membership Tier For Video

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.

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Eminem Launches Competition To Support Michigan
Eminem’s “Love Your DJ” contest is giving Michigan DJs the chance to win money and SiriusXM airplay for their original mixes.

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From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music
Mapping the march to streaming through yesterday’s physical formats and today’s demand for digital discovery.

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How India’s Lockdown Has Changed Music
Despite an absence of new Bollywood soundtracks, India is finding that the coronavirus lockdown is shaking up listening habits in surprising ways.

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Bandcamp Will Again Waive Fees To Support
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.

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Music streaming will clock nearly 600 million users in three years:

Prashan Agarwal, CEO, Gaana, talks about the trends in the music streaming industry and the change in consumption patterns during the lockdown.

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Spotify’s music podcast Dissect returns with Beyoncé
‘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.


Livestream boom leaves music copyright owners

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.

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Disney Music Releases Playlist of Peaceful Piano Versions of Classic Disney Songs Across Multiple Streaming
Disney Music has released peaceful piano versions of popular songs from Disney classics, making it available to stream.

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Spotify Invents the Concert

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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