Facebook Should Embrace Music; Is Streaming Hurting Canada’s Music Scene?; Deezer Partners with Triton Digital
Facebook is facing a series of problems that have plagued its stock, including declining user growth, less engagement, and headline and regulatory risk. What can it do to breath new life into its business? Focus on music.
The first killer app for smart speakers turns out to be table radios for the digital age. As smart speakers go mainstream, the walls between the tech giants’ walled gardens are starting to come down.
Is streaming hurting Canada’s music scene? — toronto.citynews.ca
There is a growing concern among Canadian musicians that streaming services do not pay them fairly — and independent artists are struggling as a result.
Ben Thompson, the tech analyst behind the influential and widely read Stratechery blog, published a kind of mea culpa a few days ago in which he pretty much did an about-face in regards to Apple Music.
Last month, I received what was arguably an unsolicited native advertisement in one of my algorithmic playlists on Spotify — even though I pay $9.99/month for an ad-free experience on the platform.
Longform Editions uses slow music to combat the streaming slog — www.factmag.com
An interview with Andrew Khedoori, the founder of Longform Editions, who are bringing something like slow music to Bandcamp.
Hip-Hop Dominates, But Rock & Country Score: The Year in Streaming Charts — www.billboard.com
If you need any proof of hip-hop’s streaming dominance, look no further than Billboard’s year-end Streaming Songs Artists chart for 2018.
Deezer wants to ‘deliver more value’ to brands looking to advertise on its streaming service.
It’s Been One Hell of a Year for Texas Music — www.texasmonthly.com
Kacey Musgraves, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Khalid, Maren Morris, and more have topped Apple’s charts — and are collecting accolades.
Online content consumption, both of music and videos, has propelled the entertainment industry into new territory in various African markets.
Apple Music poised to get native Android tablet interface — appleinsider.com
A native tablet interface and other significant UI changes for Apple Music on Android are now in beta, as Apple works to keep the client up to par with the iOS version.