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Mastercard is Dropping a Music Single; Sonos Sues Google; Spotify Developing Daily Sports Programs


Mastercard Is Dropping a Music

n 2020, anyone can be a record label — really, anyone.


Spotify Is Developing Daily Sports Programs in Podcast

Spotify is developing several daily sports shows, a big part of the music-streaming giant’s push into original podcasts, according to people familiar with the plans.

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Sonos Sues Google, Alleging Theft of Its Patented Smart Speaker
In a nearly 100-page complaint, Sonos accuses Google of infringing multiple patents on its smart speaker technology after gaining access to it via a 2013 partnership that had Sonos integrating Google Play Music into its products.

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Akazoo, Viber Team: What’s In Store For Music’s Social Future?

While both music streaming and social media have seen incredible growth in recent years, the two have rarely been combined, with algorithms often aiding in music discovery instead of actual.

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A Flute-Playing Lizzo Leads Dolby’s Latest Hi-Res Streaming Music
Want Lizzo playing the flute in Dolby Atmos audio? Now there’s a hi-res connected music speaker for that, thanks a joint campaign between Dolby and Amazon.

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Is Physical Media Experiencing A Rebirth?

While many thought the streaming age would bring about the end of physical media as we know it, the opposite seems to be true, with not only vinyl, but other.

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Interscope Ups Gary Kelly to CRO, Global Head of Streaming &
Since 2017, Kelly has been in charge of all playlisting activities on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming services.

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The 10 Best Artists of a Decade That Atomized
Social media platforms toppled the reign of the album. The 2010s were all about singles — rewriting how we metabolize music and the culture that surrounds it.

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Bluetooth LE Audio announced to share audio with multiple
The Bluetooth SIG introduced Bluetooth LE Audio on Tuesday, which is a specification that will eventually let you broadcast your music or movies to lots of other devices.


LiveXLive Media Announces 18% Growth in Paid

LiveXLive achieved 820,000 paid subscribers, up 140,000 YTD; with average Monthly Active Users of 1.2 million as of December 31, 2019, versus 1.1 million as of December 31, 2018.

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SoundCloud Expands Mobile Workflow
SoundCloud kicks off 2020 with an update to its mobile workflow tools. The update will allow users to create and edit their tracks on-the-go.

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