Next Big Opportunity For Music Streaming Services; Qantas + Spotify

Good morning! We’ve hit mid-week with a solid collection of links from around the world of music streaming.

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Emerging Markets: The Next Big Opportunity For Music Streaming Services — 
 Though music streaming is not limited to mobile phones, the increasing ownership of smartphones across regions beyond developed economies that presents significant opportunities for music streaming services.

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Why Music Ownership Matters —

Is the shift from owning songs to streaming them eroding listener loyalty and reducing the cultural impact of music?

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Apple Music ‘Well Past’ 20 Million Subscribers; Eddy Cue Says Long-Term Exclusives ‘Never Good’ for Industry —

Apple Music has gone “well past” the 20 million paid subscribers that it announced late last year, but senior vp Eddy Cue wants more.

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Will Google Music + YouTube = Spotify Destruction? — 
 Google Play Music and YouTube Music will soon become one app, according to the latest Google guidance. Will that ‘super app’ be a crushing blow to Spotify?


I Tried to Fight My Spotify Hacker With Music — 
 If a rogue user hacks your Spotify account and takes over your playlist, there’s only one way to fight them: with music

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Qantas Flights Are Getting Foxtel, Netflix And Spotify —

Wi-fi enabled domestic Qantas flights are getting some pretty sweet entertainment options later this month — Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify, to be exact.


Grammys 2017: Who Saw The Biggest Streaming Lift On Pandora? — 
 We already know who won the awards on Sunday night, but who saw the biggest uptick in streaming?

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Why Spotify Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017 — 
 The music streaming service is enticing artists with data.

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FC Bayern Munich Announces Exclusive Collaboration with Apple Music — 
 From today, music fans will be able to get even closer to their favourite team and players from FC Bayern Munich with exclusive playlists and content, curated especially for Apple Music.

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iHeartRadio Partners With Tech Startup ART19 for Enhanced Podcasting Tools — 
 If you’re California-based podcast hosting, monetization and distribution startup ART19, however, you partner with iHeartRadio to create a whole new API.