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Every Music Company Morphing Into the Same Thing; Global Recorded-Music Revenues Hit $19.1B; Pandora Tests AI-Powered Voice Ads

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Every Music Company is Morphing into the Same

Record labels are becoming streaming services; talent management companies are becoming record labels; distributors are having a go at becoming managers. And artists are stuck in the middle.


Driven by Streaming, Global Recorded-Music Revenues Soar to $19.1
Driven by streaming, global recorded-music revenues soared nearly 10% to $19.1 billion, according to IFPI’s annual report.

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Pandora to Start Testing A.I.-powered Interactive Voice
If you spot someone in the street talking to ads on Pandora in the coming months, then no, you’re not going mad. It’s part of a trial by the music streaming service that will use interactive voice ads to encourage responses from listeners so brands can learn what elements of a product they’re most interested in.

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Mixcloud Select subscription service adds new features and
Service was launched in December 2018

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Troy Carter and J. Erving Reunite to Launch Q&A Music/Technology
Troy Carter has revealed his next move after vacating the role of Spotify’s global head of creator services in September: He’s reuniting with former Atom Factory co-president J. Erving to form a new music and technology company called Q&A.

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Comment: Spotify hasn’t killed off music obsessives — just the thrill of the hunt
Bernard Perusse used to spend countless hours seeking hard-to-find albums. Now streaming services have made a mockery of that work. But the music geek of yesteryear and the modern-day version aren’t so far apart.

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How streaming services impact independent
Charlottesville’s local artists have found success navigating the new frontier of streaming platforms.

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Benefits and drawbacks of cheap music

With the rise of the internet and easy access to music streaming platforms, many problems and benefits have come to light.

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Gimme Radio: Building A Fan Driven Music Streaming

In this piece, Gimme Radio’s Tyler Lenane outlines why they felt compelled to start another streaming service in an already crowded sector and how Gimme Radio differentiates themselves from other platforms by focusing on serving the passionate fan.

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Online music streaming leads Canadian music industry growth in

Canada’s music industry is growing on the back of online streaming, with its almost 50 percent market share of how people listen to music.


AC/DC Logo Designer Creates New Apple Music Playlist
We salute you.

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Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Cardi B & More Songs Earn iHeartRadio Titanium Award for 1 Billion

iHeartMedia announced on Tuesday the 32 artists who received the company’s Titanium Award for reaching a threshold of one billion total audience spins of their hits throughout 2018.

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