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SiriusXM Debuts Athlete-Curated Playlists; Spotify Sleep Timer Hits the iPhone; Deezer’s Most Streamed Global Artist; Pearl Jam Share Holiday Songs for Streaming

SiriusXM Introduces Athlete-Curated Playlistsradioink.com
SiriusXM and Uninterrupted are teaming up to connect music and sports in an innovative new way, bringing fans closer to the athletes they love through athlete-curated playlists available exclusively for Pandora listeners.

Spotify update brings Sleep Timer feature for iOS users starting today9to5mac.com

Spotify launched earlier this year the new “Sleep Timer” feature, which stops the music playback after a specific time, but it was only available for the Android version of the app at the time.

Deezer Announces 2019’s Most Streamed Global Artistwww.billboard.com
J Balvin is Deezer’s most streamed global artist of 2019, the streaming platform announced.

Post Malone, Billie Eilish Top Spotify’s Year-End Chartsvariety.com
Amid a forest of decade-end and year-end statistics posted by Spotify today, Post Malone and Billie Eilish hit some notable marks.

Apple Reveals Surprise New Product And It’s Dazzling. Spoiler: It’s A Music Awardwww.forbes.com
Apple has managed to keep its latest product under the tightest of wraps for once. In the last few minutes it announced the Apple Music Awards and the hardware is stunning.

Pearl Jam Share Holiday Songs To Streaming Services For First Timeliveforlivemusic.com
Pearl Jam has begun to share their collection of holiday-inspired recordings onto streaming platforms for the first time ever.

iHeartMedia Chooses Nashville as Second HQ for iHeartRadio Digitalwww.digitalmusicnews.com
iHeartMedia has announced Nashville as its second headquarters city for iHeartRadio Digital. The Nashville HQ will expand the current NYC digital team.

Spotify overtakes Deezer’s subscriber base in France — but, says Deezer, SPOT can’t match its payoutswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify appears to have leapfrogged Deezer to become the №1 source of streaming music subscriptions in France.

Music Tech Investors on Start-up Pitfalls and Successeswww.stitcher.com

What does the music tech landscape look like from the investor’s point of view — and what are start-ups getting wrong?

Predictions 2020: Audiowww.exchangewire.com
As the decade draws to a close, ExchangeWire has invited thought leaders from across the industry to share their predictions and insight into what 2020

Can Spotify give you better podcast recommendations than your friends?qz.com
If ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ expedite discovery, that would be a win for listeners and hosts alike. But Spotify will have to prove it can turn up more gems than sludge.

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