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Data Changing the Way the Music Industry Discovers a Hit; Apple Music Rebrands Alternative Playlist

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How Data Is Changing The Way The Music Industry Discovers A Hitwww.forbes.com
A series of interviews with Lava Records, Next Big Sound, The Echo Nest, Spotify and more exploring the evolution of discovering a Hit from traditional methods to innovative data-driven strategies.

Will Spotify’s Slowdown in Streaming Subscriptions Continue?www.rollingstone.com

Data shows that streaming subscription growth is slowing in the world’s most lucrative markets.

Apple Music Rebrands Alternative Playlist as ‘ALT CTRL’ With Haim, Billie Eilish & More ‘Left-Of-Center Tunes’www.billboard.com

Apple Music has rebranded its The A-List: Alternative playlist as ALT CTRL, spotlighting new music across the broad spectrum of alternative music, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

Messy metadata and awkward algorithms mean classical music fans are short-changed on streaming platformswww.metro.news

Search for Beethoven’s 5th on Spotify and it’ll pull up an overwhelming and seemingly arbitrary list of recordings based purely on keywords found in the track title.

Cassette Tapes Are Back — But It’s Not About the Musicwww.bloomberg.com
The technology may be obsolete, but it’s associated with attractive stories that the streaming generation wants to try on.

Spotify Invents the Car Radiowww.rollingstone.com

The company’s playlist that combines music, news and podcast content for the first time and in one single personalized feed.

Beatport Joins Forces With Online Sample Boutique Loopmasterswww.billboard.com
Leading DJ digital music store Beatport has joined forces with the like-minded Loopmasters, an English record label and online retailer for sound packs and plugins.

What’s The (Far) Future Of Music Listening?www.npr.org

The advent of streaming has changed our relationship to music, but where is it taking us?

Spotify tests a new group streaming featuremspoweruser.com

Listening to music with your friends is a long-time social pastime, and now Spotify is building it directly into its app.

Gregory Porter Announces His Own Podcast Series, ‘The Hang’www.udiscovermusic.com
Gregory Porter has announced the launch of his new podcast series, The Hang, to launch on 8 August with his conversation with Jeff Goldblum.

Billie Eilish featured in upcoming Apple Music Lab sessionsappleinsider.com
Apple has switched up its “Today at Apple” Music Lab sessions to feature Billie Eilish’s “You Should See me in a Crown,” replacing Madonna’s “Crave” remix session that had started in June.

TIDAL, deadmau5 and mau5trap Label Release Exclusive Documentaryplatformandstream.wordpress.com

TIDAL announced it’s partnering with international electronic music superstar, deadmau5, and leading independent label mau5trap to release an exclusive documentary.

Amazon introduces Spotify-style free music for Alexa Echo usersmetro.co.uk
The retail giant’s voice-activated devices are getting a cool new feature.

The 10 best music apps to download right nowwww.loudersound.com

The music apps that make your phone rock.

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