SiriusXM and Pandora: Perfect Together; What’s Next for Podcasting?; Tidal Now Available on Amazon Echo Speakers
Sirius XM is looking to drive long-term growth by capitalizing on cross-promotion opportunities between SiriusXM’s base of more than 36 million subscribers across North America and Pandora’s millions of active monthly users.
Music Copyright Law Is Finally Out of the Analog Age — psmag.com
The Musical Works Modernization Act, which brings changes to digital music royalties and copyright privileges, was signed into law last week.
The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available everywhere on free, ad-supported tiers? Or, will it follow the path of streaming TV into paid subscription services with exclusive content?
Bauer Media has today confirmed the launch of a new national radio brand — Greatest Hits Radio. The station has said it will play “the biggest songs of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s” celebrating music from artists like Blondie, Queen, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Elton John and Michael Jackson.
Tidal is now available on Amazon Echo speakers — www.theverge.com
Tidal, the Jay Z-owned music streaming service with an emphasis on audio quality, is now available on Amazon Echo devices. The streaming service comes via an Alexa skill, and it will require a Tidal subscription to use it.
Spotify launches ‘multimedia experience’ for Beatles album — musically.com
Fans of the Beatles have been getting hot under the collar about a new “Super Deluxe” version of ‘The Beatles’ (aka ‘The White Album’), with new stereo mixes, early acoustic demos and alternative session takes.
Spotify’s growth into the Middle East will be a welcome dose of positive news for the company’s investors, who have seen its share price sink 33% over the past four months.
Is the Cassette Player Making a Comeback? Crosley Radio Seems to Think So — www.dealerscope.com
Cassette players are about to make their comeback. Crosley Radio announced two brand new cassette players this week — the first ever manufactured by the company.
Black Friday is officially on its way, and along with it comes plenty of early deals from Amazon.
While Spotify might have withheld some of its future strategy in its Nov. 1 earnings report and call, what they have revealed is telling enough.