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Major Labels’ Plans to Go Deeper Into Audio Content; Classical Music Streaming Has Arrived, Finally; Preparing for the Post-Album Music Industry

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Podcasts Face the Music: Major Labels’ Plans to Go Deeper Into Audio Contentwww.billboard.com
Perhaps nothing competes more closely with music for fans’ ears these days than podcasts — so now the music industry is cranking out its own.

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iTunes’ Death Is All About How We Listen To Music Todaywww.npr.org
After 18 years, Apple is killing iTunes — sort of. The software is being broken into separate pieces for separate uses on Mac computers: music, podcasts and TV will soon have their own apps.

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Preparing for the Post-Album Music Industrymedium.com
Every week I’m excited to check out the latest album releases. They are the gift that keeps on giving. But that gift feels different these days, more like receiving flowers or chocolate and less like…

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“Brands and Artists are Finding New Methods to Partner in Authentic Ways” — A Conversation with Clio Music Director Michael Kauffmanwww.synchtank.com
Michael Kauffman explains how the relationship between brands & artists continues to evolve & Clio Music’s role in highlighting the most innovative & powerful campaigns.

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Neil Young just released a new album. You can stream it — and his massive music archive — for $20www.cnbc.com
For those who want a more involved experience, the Archives site may be just the thing, and it may even indicate a way forward for other veteran musicians with deep catalogs.

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Classical Music Streaming Has Arrived, Finallywww.ludwig-van.com
Can music streaming save the world of classical music? That’s certainly what new dedicated classical music streaming services are hoping as they offer aficionados streaming that caters to their demanding tastes.

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Is The Audiophile High Resolution Music Business Jumping The Shark?audiophilereview.com
Mark Smotroff wonders if audiophiles shall ever learn from the past?

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How Spotify’s Continued Expansion Is Killing Niche Music Genreswww.hypebot.com

While the rise of streaming is, in many ways, responsible for the music industry’s salvation, the vast majority of content streamed on platforms like Spotify generally tends to lean towards the pop/hip hop spectrum.

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Russia’s Yandex.Music Streaming Service Doubled Paid Subscribers in a Yearwww.billboard.com
Yandex.Music, the music streaming service run by the local online giant Yandex, saw the number of its paid subscribers double over the past 12 months to reach nearly 2 million.

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Skepta gets his own streaming heat-map for fans to seemusically.com
Skepta’s “streaming heat map” website is available to all, showing the top cities in which his music is being streamed.

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Mathew Daniel Interview — Talking Chinese Music Market, Distribution, Promotion and Netease Cloud Musicroutenote.com

Mathew Daniel is the current VP of International at Netease Cloud Music. Mathew has had a very strong music background, especially in China.

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8 amazing music stats shaping this Springblog.midem.com
$7.17 billion earnings for Sony Music, 2.4 million tracks in the catalogue of uduX & 6 others stats about the music industry right now

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