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Instagram vs. SoundCloud; Daniel Ek Talks ‘Explosion’ in Home Listening; LiveXLive Buying PodcastOne

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Instagram vs SoundCloud: the battle for the center of music culturewww.musicxtechxfuture.com
What SoundCloud can do to win back lost ground from its most important competitor: Instagram. What is SoundCloud, actually? Coming out of the MySpace era,

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Spotify’s Daniel Ek Talks ‘Explosion’ in Home Listening, Opportunities to Convert Radio Listeners During Lockdownvariety.com
Spotify’s Daniel Ek talked about the changes in audience behavior — and opportunities — presented to the company by the coronavirus lockdown.

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LiveXLive Is Buying PodcastOne in All-Stock Deal Worth $18 Millionvariety.com
LiveXLive is diversifying its business with the acquisition of PodcastOne in an all-stock deal valued at $18 million.

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HONOR x Beatport Present A #MusicInWorldOut Virtual House Partywww.beatportal.com
Beatport is teaming up with the trendsetting tech brand HONOR for a virtual house party livestream to celebrate the new HONOR Magic Earbuds.

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Why Nigeria has ‘massive’ potential for music streamingmusically.com
Recorded music revenue in Nigeria will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% over the next five years to reach $40m in 2023, according to PwC

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ICU Worker Hosts Livestream Parties to Cope With COVID-19 Stresswww.rollingstone.com

“It was like a reality check,” Steven Winnett says. “I’m not alone, I’m not the only one home in quarantine — everyone is — but we’re making the best of it right now”

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Nielsen Launches Gracenote Audio On Demand for Advanced Podcast Search, Discoveryplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Nielsen has launched Gracenote Audio On Demand, a standardized and enriched dataset enabling powerful navigation, search and discovery of more than 37 million podcast episodes across all digital entertainment platforms.

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SiriusXM Teams Up With Calm to Launch ‘The Calm Channel’martechseries.com

SiriusXM and Calm, the leading meditation and mindfulness app, announced the launch of The Calm Channel, a new channel featuring soothing music, tranquil soundscapes and mindfulness meditations.

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Philly band creates online music festival streaming inside of video game Minecraftwww.phillyvoice.com

Courier Club, a Philadelphia based band, has founded a virtual music festival that concert goers will be able to attend while social distancing.

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Sonos announces the Arc, its first Dolby Atmos soundbarwww.theverge.com

The new Sonos Arc is the company’s first soundbar that supports immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound.

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Opera Philadelphia streams Digital Opera Festivalwww.rhinegold.co.uk

Opera Philadelphia is has launched Digital Festival O, a season of innovative opera, featuring five recent productions.

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Foxtel axes music channels MAX, CMC, [V] and 70 more jobsthemusicnetwork.com

Pay-TV provider Foxtel has axed its home-grown music channels in favour of a new partnership with ViacomCBS, TMN can reveal.

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Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services’ Share of Ear?www.rbr.com

Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform. Huh?

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