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Music Hit 1 Trillion Streams in 2019; SiriusXM, Pandora Test Bundle Discounts; Bieber’s Streaming Plan for a #1

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Music Hit 1 Trillion Streams in 2019, Sales Plummetwww.rollingstone.com

While streaming reached new highs, sales reached new lows.

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SiriusXM and Pandora test bundle discountstechcrunch.com

It’s been less than a year since SiriusXM completed its $3.5 billion acquisition of streaming music service Pandora, but the two companies have already leveraged their collective assets to boost each other’s services.

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How To Get Your Spotify Numbers Up According to Justin Bieberwww.rollingstone.com

The pop singer is campaigning in bizarre and incoherent ways to get his comeback single to Number One.

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Spotify’s Head of Global Ads Business and Platform Jay Richman Talks New Spotify Podcast Adsnewsroom.spotify.com

Jay Richman, Spotify VP, Head of Global Ads Business and Platform, has spent his career at the intersection of digital media and ad tech.

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Over 112 Artists Affected in Sweeping Streaming Song Theftwww.savingcountrymusic.com

Over 112 artists and counting have been confirmed as victims of a sweeping intellectual property theft by having their recordings directly stolen and repurposed by fake artist accounts operating on all major streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube, and others.

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Nettwerk Music Is Buying Itself Back — Plans Repurchase from HBCwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Nettwerk Music Group has announced that it plans to recapitalize its business by repurchasing ownership of the company from HBC Investments.

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Apple’s story is shifting thanks to the massive success of AirPodswww.cnbc.com
Apple’s wearables category is expected to grow significantly thanks to the success of new models of AirPods and the Apple Watch.

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The Man Who’s Spending $1 Billion to Own Every Pop Songmarker.medium.com
Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis is spending $1 billion to buy the rights to the most popular pop songs, from Taylor Swift and Timbaland to Bruno Mars.

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More Streaming Does Not Exactly Equal More Growth For The Music Industrytheblast.com
The music industry still struggles despite streaming hitting record numbers.

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Beijing’s music industry to be worth $17bn by 2025www.iq-mag.net
The local government in Beijing wants the city to become an “international music capital” by 2025, with plans for venue builds and music tech innovation

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SiriusXM and Visa have teamed up to turn your vehicle into a mobile payment systemwww.cnet.com
This may sound a bit absurd, but in practice it could be a game-changer.

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Is YouTube Music Finally Getting A Cloud Locker Feature?www.digitalmusicnews.com
A teardown of the YouTube Music app has revealed references to a cloud locker feature. Users have been asking for it since Google abandoned Play Music.

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