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Spotify Boosts Podcast Rivalry with Apple; LÜM Launches Direct-to-Artist Virtual Gifting System; Anghami Set to Sell?

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Spotify Takes Its Podcast Rivarly With Apple to the Next Levelwww.fool.com
The №2 player in the niche is modernizing podcast advertising for the streaming age.

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LÜM Launches First Direct-to-Artist Virtual Gifting Systemplatformandstream.wordpress.com

LÜM, the rapidly growing app, that combines music streaming with the amplification effects of social media, has launched a virtual gifting system focused on direct fan-to-artist financial support.

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Three Longhorns Want to Change the Way Music Makes Onto Your Playlistsalcalde.texasexes.org

You know the feeling. You’re cruising down the highway listening to a playlist curated specifically for you by a major music service you pay for each month. You’re jamming out to, say, “Hot Freaks,” from lo-fi Dayton, Ohio-based indie rock veterans Guided By Voices.

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Is Anghami set to sell — or raise capital — at $400m valuation?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Sources close to the situation say the firm’s top brass are currently assessing their options — including a potential sale to Dubai-based pay TV network Orbit Showtime Network.

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US streams topped a trillion last yearwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

But is there a superstar recession looming?

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Apple Music & Spotify have Wildly Different Payout Models with Artists earning more from Spotify on a Monthly Basiswww.patentlyapple.com
Spotify and Apple Music are the two dominant players in the music-streaming market and they might seem the same to many consumers, with similar features and pricing.

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LiveXLive says that it now has 820k paying subscribersmusically.com

Live music-streaming firm LiveXLive has published some end-of-year figures showing its growth.

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The Way Radio Thinks About Digital Makes It Harder to Selljacobsmedia.com
Selling radio isn’t about offering more digital doodads. It’s about doing the same thing radio has always done — only better.

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Music streaming services mishandle our data — and our culture is paying for itqz.com
Major music streaming services and media outlets lack an understanding of how new music culture evolves, but they still hold the power to determine success.

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Audio App For MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Can Make A Big Difference In Sound Qualitywww.forbes.com
MacBooks come with good sound. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need an equalizer.

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Deezer inks strategic payments partnership with Mondia for Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAEwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Deal will allow users to subscribe to streaming service without the use of debit or credit cards

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