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Is There Enough Money In Music Streaming?; Qobuz USA Chief Talks Music Streaming Business; The Tragically Hip Partners With SiriusXM

Is There Enough Money In Music Streaming? Disc Makers
When you analyze the money you can earn from streaming, it’s clear that it’s difficult (at best) to earn enough to support yourself as an artist.

Qobuz USA Chief Talks About The Music Streaming Business
Qobuz launched in the USA just six months ago. I caught up with managing director Dan Mackta to find out how things are going and where the high-quality streaming market is heading.

The Tragically Hip partners with SiriusXM to launch radio
The company says the channel will play curated music from the Tragically Hip’s full catalogue and rare live recordings from the band’s personal vault.

Apple Music Relaunches Best of The Week Playlist as New Music
Apple Music has rebranded its Best of The Week playlist — consistently one of Apple Music’s top 10 playlists — as New Music Daily, which the company is calling its first “premiere global editorial playlist.”

Breaking down Spotify’s stay in India so far, and what’s next for the
Here’s what Spotify has been up to for the past five months in India.

How is Taylor Swift’s new album Lover performing on Spotify?
Swift’s new record trumps Ed Sheeran’s latest LP (just) — but not Ariana Grande’s

Should Your Radio Station Launch “Celebrity Podcasts?”
More and more celebrities are diving into podcasting. Local radio can use its homegrown celebrities — its air personalities — to produce winning podcasts.

Chile is blazing a trail for music-streaming in Latin
Spotify has more than three million users in Chile, a country of around 18m people, according to local sources.

Country music is booming in Australia, powered by stars, fests and streaming:
It’s happy days for country music in Australia, a market which has doubled in value in 20 years, a new report finds.

WTF are “Album Equivalent Units?” Streaming Numbers

Ever wondered what ‘album-equivalent’ units and ‘pure sales’ were all about? We’ve got you covered.

How To Make Collaborative Playlists On Spotify and Apple

If your group of friends is anything like mine, you’re obligated to share every great banger you come across.

Ingrooves expands in Nashville, hires Jen Bontusa in VP

In this newly created role, Bontusa will be responsible for growing Ingrooves’ client base and onboarding and maintaining new client relationships.

Spotify is sending users the ‘perfect’ playlist to go with their favorite emoji
Spotify wants to send you a playlist dependent upon your favorite emoji. If you like the eggplant emoji, you’ll receive a ‘Spotify and Chill’ playlist.

Video: Chris Robinson & Neal Casal “Appaloosa” and “The Last Place That Love Lives”

Thinking of Neal Casal. rip.

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