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Music Streaming Apps Bet on Original Content; DJ-Run Internet Radio Station Thriving; SoundCloud Go+ Launches in Austria


The Music Industry Gave Everything to Spotify. Could That Change?

What would happen if the major music services operated more like Netflix — offering not every artist you can think of, but bidding among themselves for the biggest ones?

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DJ-Run Internet Radio Station started after John Mielke lost his on-air job.

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Spotify launches Premium Family Plan in India for equivalent of $2.50 a

Spotify has launched its Premium Family plan in India priced at INR 179 ($2.50) per month.

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Music streaming apps bet on original
As the landscape, featuring homegrown JioSaavn, Gaana and Wynk, becomes more competitive with the influx of international players such as Spotify, Amazon and YouTube Music, apps are creating and curating content to suit regional tastes

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What Data Is Telling Us About the Booming Business of Developing Artists On the
Recent data from Live Nation, Bandsintown, MIDiA and the IFPI confirms that, for the first time ever, developing artists are key drivers of industry growth.

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SoundCloud Go+ launches in

Platform’s premium tier is now available in 15 countries.


In order for Spotify to compete, do they need to piss off record labels?
The major record companies must feel like someone is pointing a loaded gun at their head with a promise the trigger will never be pulled.

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11 Blogs for Discovering New Hip-Hop
The world’s favorite music genre is bound to have a ton of different websites offering their takes and their picks. We highlight 11 of our faves.

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How Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Increased Sales for Country

Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and more all saw substantial jumps in sales and streaming.

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Spotify VP Paul Vogel Talks Subscription Prices, Label Licenses,
Spotify VP Paul Vogel talked about raising subscription prices, label licenses, podcasts and more at a conference Tuesday.

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Musicians Say Disney Is Cheating Them on
Angry musicians are promising to make Disney CEO Bob Iger’s book signing in Glendale a cacophonous affair; the group is protesting paltry payments.

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Phish Announces Dayton 1995 Live Archival Release & SiriusXM
Preview Phish’s forthcoming live archival release of the band’s November 30, 1995 concert at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with the Kevin Shapiro-hosted “Phish In Dayton” special on SiriusXM.

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