Inside SiriusXM’s 24/7 Beatles Channel; Amazon Readies First National TV Campaign to Boost Its Music Streaming Service

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Inside SiriusXM’s 24/7 Beatles Channel —

How programmers are finding countless ways to reexamine the Fab Four’s legacy


Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US — 
 Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ holding on to the top spot.

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Amazon Readies First National TV Campaign to Boost Its Music Streaming Service — 
 Amazon is chomping at the bit to be in the same conversation as Spotify and Apple Music, in terms of music streaming leaders.

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LUM Wins Startup Pitch Contest, Earns Shot at Silicon Valley VCs —

Live Undiscovered Music, a Madison, WI-based startup whose software helps users discover new music and share it with friends, captured first place in one of the state’s more closely watched pitch competitions.

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Spotify is on a collision course with the major record companies. Here’s why. —

In little over 12 months’ time, Spotify will be out of contract with all three major record companies.

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Jump in music royalties levy may mean the ‘death of the DJ’ — 
 Pubs and clubs are warning about the “death of the DJ” if they are hit with a threatened 480pc hike in levies charged by the music industry.

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Why Radio Needs To Forge Partnerships — 
 Partnership is the keyword in media these days, and yesterday’s merger of PRX and PRI shook the world of public — and perhaps, commercial — radio.

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Spotify, Berklee Launch EQL Studio Residencies For Women Producers, Engineers —

Spotify, Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios have partnered to launch the EQL Studio Residency to spotlight and mentor emerging female music producers and engineers. Starting in October, the program will offer residencies in New York, Nashville, and London.

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Does Anyone Listen To Beats 1? Zane Lowe Won’t Say —

Apple a master at dribbling out music users stats at just the right moment, like during a product launch, investor call or just as the media seems ready to crown Spotify the winner of the streaming wars.

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Music Messenger Exploring a Move to Blockchain —

Music Messenger has been working on developing a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify. What Music Messenger proposes is that users will pay for Music Messenger Tokens (MMT) or earn them by listening to ads.