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R.E.M. App Compares Old, New ‘Monster’ Mixes; George Michael Radio on SiriusXM; VuHaus Migrates to NPR Music Platform

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R.E.M. Launch App For Fans To Compare Old And New ‘Monster’
R.E.M. have launched a new, interactive app which allows fans to compare the original 1994 mixes of ‘Monster’ with the new 2019 Scott Litt mixes.

George Michael Radio to launch on SiriusXM as tie-in with ‘Last Christmas’
George Michael radio to launch on SiriusXM as tie-in with ‘Last Christmas’

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VuHaus Migrates to NPR Music
Four-year-old nonprofit music video service hopes move will give its public stations a larger platform

SiriusXM Adds 210,000 Satellite Radio, 33,000 Pandora
Audio entertainment giant SiriusXM, the home of Howard Stern, reported continued growth in its self-pay satellite radio and Pandora subscribers and posted a quarterly record for Pandora advertising revenue.

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Music Workflow App Bounce Launches Public
The web-based workflow app Bounce is now available in a public version, its makers have revealed to Billboard.

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Spotify CFO says podcasts will be as important to the company as streaming is for
While podcasts require an investment, eventually “we’ll grow faster and be more profitable as a consequence,” Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy says.

VEVO 10: ‘The more that you feed into the machine, the more pick-up you’re going to get.’

JP Evangelista, Senior VP of Content, Programming and Marketing at VEVO, talks discovering artists, developing careers and how to flourish in an algorithmic world.

Is “Spotify Everywhere?”
Spotify is running an all-out drag race to expand its footprint on new platforms.

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Streaming Sites Should Be Much More Ethical With How They Platform UK
With the criminalisation of UK drill, there is a question of ethics when it comes to who profits from music when artists find themselves in such predicaments.


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When Deezer, launched in the Middle East in 2018, followed swiftly by Sweden’s Spotify, it appeared that the region’s music industry was ready to move beyond the plague of piracy.

Apple announces student TV and music streaming

After much speculation about how Apple might bundle its new subscription services in with its existing streaming music offer, the company announced that its all-new TV+ set-up will come free with an Apple Music subscription. For American students at least.

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Riley Green Pulls ‘Bury Me in Dixie’ From Streaming Services Over Gen. Robert E. Lee

Alabama vocalist sings “I wish Robert E. Lee could come and take a bow,” sparking criticism.

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