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Data is Making Hits & Changing the Music Biz; Dawn Ostroff’s Plan to Turn Spotify Into the Ultimate Podcast Hub

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How Data Is Making Hits and Changing the Music
Data is transforming the way the music industry operates. Complex spoke with the analysts on the frontlines, who explained how it all works.

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Music Tech Investment Areas You Need to
The wave of upcoming music tech presents a wealth of opportunity.


Dawn Ostroff’s plan to turn Spotify into the ultimate podcast

Ostroff believes podcasts can attract new listeners and increase the amount of time people spend on the platform. Audio stories can be accessed on multiple devices while consumers are multitasking.

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Social Media, the Modern Day Radio of
Sharing to earn social currency is the most direct path to building a hit record in today’s music discovery ecosystem. Is your single or album release ready?

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Nick Holmstén Out as Spotify Global Head of
A company spokesperson has confirmed that Nick Holmstén, the streaming service’s global head of music since October 2018, will transition to an advisory role going forward.


‘They Legitimized Buying Views’: How YouTube Ads Impact Latin

The massive streaming service offers a “safe and sanctioned” way for labels to pay for views. Are labels abusing it?

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What do music/tech startups REALLY think about working with major labels?

In Music Ally’s latest analysis report, we take a look at the three major labels’ strategies around music/tech startups and investment. =

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UMG Central Europe’s Frank Briegmann Touts Massive Streaming Numbers, Physical Gains at ‘Universal Inside’
Universal Music Group executives, artists and retail partners gathered in Berlin on Wednesday for the label’s annual “Universal Inside” event.

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Spotify’s New Campaign Is All About the Joys of Listening in the

In fact, you might never want to leave it.

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Betaworks’ next startup camp is focused on

Startup studio Betaworks is putting out a call for audio-focused startups.

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Parcast Launches ‘Horoscope Today’ Podcast
Spotify-owned podcast studio Parcast is launching the ‘Horoscope Today’ series with 12 daily shows for each of the different signs of the zodiac.

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Two Words For Radio And Podcasters: Derivative
iHeartPodcast head Conal Byrne preaches “derivative content” — the way great podcasts — and radio stations — can extend their brands.


Libre Wireless Powers Canton’s Lineup of Smart Wireless Music Streaming Multiroom Speakers, Amps, Sound

Libre Wireless announced a broad relationship with Canton across an extensive range of industry leading consumer audio products.

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