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Snapchat Buys Voisey to Enter the Music Market; SiriusXM Expands Podcast Lineup; Spotify Opens a Marketplace. for Canvas


Snapchat buys Voisey to enter the music

Voisey is a relatively new start-up, having raised its first major round mid-2019 and launching later the same year. Snap has acquired Voisey not for what it has achieved, but for what it can be.

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SiriusXM Expands Podcast Lineup With Exclusive Marvel Shows and
SiriusXM is dramatically expanding podcasts available to customers, including a slate of original podcasts from Marvel Entertainment.

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Spotify opens a marketplace for Canvas looping artwork

Spotify has leveraged last year’s SoundBetter acquisition to create a marketplace for artists who make short, looping visuals for Canvas.


Amazon Music adds behind-the-scenes trivia for songs with new X-Ray

Amazon is adding new X-Ray features to its music streaming service, allowing you to see extra pieces of trivia about the music you’re listening to.

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BTS, Fortnite, And The Future Of Live

Moscow-based K-Pop promoter, Sophie Chivanova chats with Chartmetric about BTS, Fortnite, and what the future of concerts and “live” music might look like in a post-pandemic world.


BandLab adds ‘Sounds’ library of royalty-free music
BandLab is expanding its activity in the space by launching BandLab Sounds, a free (and royalty-free) library of samples which it’s making available beyond its own music creation tools.

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After calling Universal ‘music’s most innovative company’, now Spotify says UMG is ‘willing to lean in more aggressively’ than its rivals to SPOT’s marketing
Our hope and expectation will be that other labels, both the big ones [and] small ones will lean in more aggressively over time.”

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PwC Report: Aussies Spending Up Big On SVOD, Podcasting, Music Streaming &
PwC’s Entertainment & Media Outlook report is in and is proving an essential read in the B&T lavatory this morning.

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Dolly Parton, Julien Baker Get in the Holiday Spirit With

Country legend joined the streaming service’s podcast for Christmas episode, while Baker, Black Pumas, and more contributed holiday songs to playlist.

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Selling Your Music on
Beatport is the largest online music store specializing in electronic music and culture. Here are some tips and tools for selling your music on Beatport.

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YouTube pitches passive music listening stats to

Of the 2 billion music fans who log into YouTube each month to watch a music video, more than 85% consume in the foreground. It’s the other approximately 15%, the ones listening without eyeballs on screens, that the platform is now pitching to global advertisers over.

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