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Should Spotify Worry About TikTok?; Boomplay and the Big Labels; Deezer Rolls Out Snapchat Sharing

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Why Spotify May Soon Have a Big TikTok Problemwww.rollingstone.com

As TikTok continues to grow exponentially past music, should the streaming service be worried?

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As Sony Strikes Deal With Boomplay, All Three Majors Are Now Partnered With Africa’s Biggest Music Appwww.billboard.com
All three major record companies now have licensing deals with Boomplay Music, the music streaming platform which claims to reach more than 60 million users in Africa.

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Deezer rolls out Snapchat sharing functionwww.musicweek.com
Deezer is also planning to enable users to share lyrics with Snapchat friends.

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The future of live music lives on your smartphoneqz.com
A new app could revolutionize the way we experience live events.

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How to steal an old song and make it your ownmedium.com

So many old songs do not have “audio fingerprints” in music recognition databases, and that spells big trouble when new artists sample old works without credit.

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Congress Introduces AM-FM Act to Get Artists & Labels Paid for Radio Playwww.billboard.com
New legislation introduced in both houses of Congress on Thursday brings artists one step closer to receiving performance rights royalties on radio airplay.

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Liberty CEO sees Sirius well positioned in audio boom with exclusive content like Howard Sternwww.cnbc.com
Liberty Media CEO Maffei believes the company is well positioned to capitalize on the growing popularity of podcasts and audio content.

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UK’s streaming market could double in value by 2023, says ERAcompletemusicupdate.com

The UK’s streaming music market could double by 2023, according to a report commissioned by the Entertainment Retailers Association.

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Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ personalised playlistmusically.com
Spotify’s latest feature for podcast listeners takes a leaf out of Discover Weekly and Release Radar’s books: a personalised playlist not of songs, but of podcast episodes.

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Facebook secures exclusive rights to stream Elton John interview videowww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
This is ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from a living legend the truth about his story’, says Facebook

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Downloading: ‘People said it would end record labels’www.bbc.com
Music industry veteran Jeremy Lascelles looks back on how illegal downloads threatened the business.

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Should Spotify Investors Worry About Free Competitors?www.fool.com
Amazon recently expanded its free music service to mobile and Fire TV.

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