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How SiriusXM is Beating the Subscriber Paradox; BeatChain Gives a Boost to Artists; Snafu Records Using AI to Find Next Big Artist

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How SiriusXM Is Beating the Subscriber Paradox & Scoring a Better Return Than Streaming Serviceswww.billboard.com

Yet satellite radio — launched before iTunes revolutionized how music is purchased — continues to thrive as streaming services flourish.

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YouTube Music may soon get one of Google Play Music’s best featureswww.theverge.com
Google may be testing a beta version of YouTube Music that supports music uploads, one of the best features of Google Play Music. The company planned to migrate users in 2019, but this may be a sign that could soon happen.

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Beatchain launches platform that vows to ‘enable artists to take control of their careers’www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Platform has already seen more than 40,000 artists sign up.

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What Will Warner Music Be Worth When It Goes Public?www.billboard.com
With Warner Music Group’s announcement Thursday of plans to go public with an upcoming IPO, now begins a waiting game to see how much of the company will be sold and how the shares will be priced, determining the company’s overall valuation.

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KFC ‘hacking’ Spotify Premium is an arrogant middle finger to all of uswww.fastcompany.com
When you pay to avoid ads, brands should know that you don’t want to see ads.

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Snafu Records is a music label using algorithms to find its next big artist techcrunch.com

Snafu Records is bringing a new approach to finding musical talent — founder and CEO Ankit Desai described the Los Angeles-headquartered startup as “the first full-service, AI-enabled record label.”

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Podcasts may be a sticking point in Spotify / label talksmusically.com

Podcasts are a particularly sensitive point in Spotify’s latest licensing negotiations with major labels.

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In praise of the CD: Seven reasons why CDs are my favourite music format everdarrensmusicblog.com

It was only a few years ago that people were finding it hilarious that I was clinging obstinately to the CD rather than embracing digital formats.

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Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music could soon hike prices. This company is betting on itwww.cnn.com
Streaming music services are relatively cheap. But they’ll eventually hike their prices, one of the world’s biggest record labels says. When they do, Warner Music Group is ready to cash in.

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Boomplay head of marketing: We’re always ahead of the streaming gamewww.musicinafrica.net
Chinese-owned music streaming service Boomplay is making major strides on the African digital music scene and is staving off global streaming giants Spotify and Apple Music’s foray into the continent.

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Abbey Road Red showcases latest innovations in music techwww.psneurope.com
Last night saw Abbey Road Red — the music innovation arm of the legendary Abbey Road Studios — present its annual Demo Day in Studio Two.

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Sepultura’s Derrick Green: Music Streaming Services Killed Physical Media Saleswww.blabbermouth.net

Sepultura frontman Derrick Green spoke about the changes in the music industry today.

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‘You can make decent money in Italy out of streaming — but physical still maintains some strongholds.’www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Artist First founder Claudio Ferrante gives his view on the world’s 12th biggest music market.

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