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Spotify, Disney to Launch Hub With Music From Movies, TV Shows; Apple to Fund Podcast Exclusives

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Spotify Pacts With Disney to Launch Hub With Music From Movies, TV
Fans of Disney movies and TV shows can now dive into a dedicated music hub on Spotify, featuring seven sections dedicated to top hits from Disney animated favorites and music from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films.

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Apple Plans to Fund Podcast
The company is reportedly looking for ways to fight back against Spotify and other podcasting newcomers.

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An Open Letter to the Majors From Independent Record
Dozens of independent retailers, fed up with the current major distribution system, pen an open letter to the major labels about some of their biggest frustrations.

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Billionaire Haim Saban Pledges $500 Million for New Record
The Univision chairman is looking to get in on the “golden age of the music world” with a hefty investment in a new music company.

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Amazon Music Hits 32 Million Subscribers

Amazon Music’s 70% subscriber growth from last year has put all of its competitors on notice, especially Jay-Z’s high fidelity streaming serviceTidal.

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How to Form Your Own Audio Society — Audiophile
Paul Wilson examines the issues in starting an audio society…

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Spotify’s ‘Are & Be’ R&B playlist hits 5m followers
The R&B-focused ‘Are & Be’ has become the latest Spotify-owned playlist to reach a notable milestone: five million followers.

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Ed Sheeran’s №6 Collaborations album isn’t a record-breaker — but it just cleared 100m Spotify streams in three
Album generated $500,000 for Sheeran and Atlantic Records on Spotify in its first three days of availability

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The Biggest Challenge Facing Radio?

I am fortunate to engage in many meetings, private talks, brainstorms, and strategy sessions with radio broadcasting leadership.

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LiveXLive Names AOL and MTV Vet Dermot McCormack
LiveXLive Media today announced that AOL and MTV veteran Dermot McCormack has been named president of the company.

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Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a technique for embedding data in music and transmitting it to a smartphone.

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Another Spotify Ad Under Fire: ‘Skip School, Skip Work’

Another Spotify ad is being criticized just days after the streamer drew fire for a campaign titled “ ‘Dance As If No One Is Paying” from artists and advocates who have long complained about royalty payments.


Did video kill the radio star, as promised 40 years ago?
At the time ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ was released, synthesizers and other tech were driving music into new territory at a fearsome speed.

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