SiriusXM Unveils New West Coast Complex; Opportunities for Niche Services in the Streaming Music Market
Live From Hollywood: SiriusXM Unveils New West Coast Complex, Domination Plan — variety.com
With its new studio and a Howard Stern-fronted launch, SiriusXM looks West for a Hollywood presence.
New Data Exposes Gaps In The Streaming Music Market And Opportunities For Niche Services — www.forbes.com
60% of music streamers have frustrations with their service. Can niche providers offer what the mainstream is missing?
The State of R&B: How Execs Are Keeping Up With Rap’s Streaming Boom — www.billboard.com
As streaming fuels rap’s chart dominance, R&B executives like H.E.R. manager Jeff Robinson say their genre must get creative — or get left behind.
Spotify hails Santiago as the ‘streaming capital of reggaetón’ — Music Ally — musically.com
Nearly a year ago, Spotify dubbed Mexico City the ‘world’s music-streaming Mecca’. Now it’s branding another Latin American city, in a blog post claiming Santiago is the streaming service’s ‘capital of reggaetón’.
Appeals Court Gives Pandora New Hope for Escaping Class Action Over Pre-1972 Recordings — www.billboard.com
On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals directed a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora’s bid to escape a class action lawsuit over the music service’s streaming of pre-1972 sound recordings.
Beats 1 Launches Weekly ‘Rap Life’ Radio Show With Ebro Darden — www.billboard.com
Apple Music’s popular Rap Life playlist is getting its own Beats 1 radio show, starting Friday at 1 p.m. EST.
Cosynd has set a partnership with YANGAROO Music, the provider of DMDS, a digital asset distribution platform serving broadcasters and tastemakers.
ClearTax Acquires Audio Streaming Platform Dose FM — inc42.com
Fintech Startup ClearTax has announced acquisition of Mumbai-based audio streaming platform Dose FM for an undisclosed amount.
Having been in India for six months, Spotify has realised the value of signing up with your phone number, and the benefits of language to user on-boarding, recommendation algorithms, and Daily Mixes.
How does the games industry solve its problem with music licensing? — www.gamesindustry.biz
Developers risk having their games removed from sale due to expired licenses — experts from music and games weigh in on the problem
MelodyVR strikes exclusive 5G deal with UK telco O2 — musically.com
MelodyVR has been signed on as “the exclusive music partner of O2’s 5G UK launch”, with customers getting a 12-month subscription to MelodyVR bundled into their contracts
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