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IDAGIO Reports on Streaming, Classical Music; Soundtracks in the Streaming Era; How Billboard Can Fix the Album Bundles Issue


IDAGIO, MIDiA Research Publish New Study on Streaming and the Classical Music

IDAGIO has released “The Classical Music Market: Streaming’s Next Genre?”. Conducted by MIDiA Research, the comprehensive white paper dives deep into the classical music market, analysing classical music fans across eight major music markets.

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Soundtracks in the Streaming

Spotify’s Andi Frieder discusses the streaming platform’s collaborations with Film/TV studios over the past few years.

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How Billboard Can Fix the Album Bundles

It’s time for the Billboard 200 to place more weight on streaming and less weight on album bundles.

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That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an
The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and the Spice Girls.

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iHeartMedia Partners With WPP to Launch Project Listen, a New Audio Advertiser
iHeartMedia and “creative transformative company” WPP have partnered up to launch Project Listen, a new advertising initiative for digital content.

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‘Costly, Unethical, Improper’: Record Industry Rallies Against Manipulation Of Music
An industry-wide coalition of record labels, publishers and collecting societies has come together to try and stamp out so-called music streaming manipulation, whereby bots or human means are used to artificially inflate streaming numbers.

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Apple Music Shares a Plethora of Pride Mixes From LGBTQ+ DJs and
Apple Music presents 15 Pride-inspired mixes from LGBTQ+ DJs and producers across all shades of the sonic spectrum.

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Genius Accuses Google of Scraping Song Lyrics, Music Data Company Hits
Genius embedded secret morse code in its lyrics to prove its allegations.

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Spotify: Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Will Help Subscription
The music service wants to use Facebook’s new digital currency to sell subscriptions to users without bank accounts.

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SOCAN Delivers Record Payouts to Members, But Says Streaming Services Could Step It

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada announced another “record-setting” year with the release of its 2018 financial numbers, during the performing rights organization’s annual general meeting in Vancouver.

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The hologram concert revolution is here, whether you like it or
Base Hologram has made its mission clear: create premium holographic shows. But will the ethical questions surrounding holograms keep it from success?


As Peloton Battles Lawsuits, SoulCycle Launches Sirius and Pandora
SoulCycle and Sirius XM have revealed a partnership for a SoulCycle Radio station this summer, and playlists from select instructors to Pandora.

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SIIMBA Interview: On Streaming Advances as an Indie
With the help of a service like Amuse, artists like SIIMBA are able to invest in themselves with more regularity.

The Friday Featured Playlist

Dark & Stormy Soul Vol. 2 — The Song Sommelier

Dark & Stormy Soul starts off with a bunch of new & recent releases from Celeste, Delacey, Jamila Woods, Cleo Sol, Rayana Jay, D’Angelo et. al. From there, we dive deep into some classic catalogue, in this case something surprising from The Pointer Sisters early years. then Something interesting happens. Click to listen!

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