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Spotify Hosts 70M Songs… But Can’t Keep That Up Forever; Streaming Not a Threat, but Opportunity for Live Theater

Spotify Now Hosts 70 Million Songs. But It Can’t Keep That Up Forever www.rollingstone.com

Hosting millions of additional tracks from DIY artists each year isn’t free for the money-losing Spotify — and as it chases profitability, something’s gotta give.

Streaming Isn’t a Threat to Live Theater. It’s an Opportunitywww.bloomberg.com
Broadcasting plays on the internet may increase audiences’ appetite for seeing shows in person.

How The Grand Ole Opry Became a Surprising Winner of 2020www.savingcountrymusic.com
The 2020 pandemic has exposed how essential many country music institutions are to society. The Grand Ole Opry beamed its signal into households to the tune of

How Technology Can Help Composers To Get Their Just Desertswww.forbes.com
British MPs have been investigating streaming payments but there are other ways that musicians can enhance their earnings. Trevor Clawson talks to two entrepreneurs who see data as the key to higher royalty payments

Virtual Spaces Are Driving The Future Of Live Music Experienceswww.forbes.com
Live music faced unmatched disruption this year when pandemic lockdowns forced venues to close and performances to carry on remotely.

Collaborate With Anyone, Anywhere with This Online Recording Studio from Spotifyfuturism.com
Audio collaboration is now easier than ever thanks to Soundtrap for Spotify. It lets you work with anyone, anywhere, in a virtual recording studio.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Announce New Year’s Eve Livestream Concert At Brooklyn Bowl Nashvillewww.jambase.com
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will perform a livestream concert on New Year’s Eve originating from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce NYE Livestream feat. Jeff Chimenti and Greg Leiszrelix.com
After teasing the event on social media, Bob Weir has revealed that he is teaming up with FANS for a special New Year’s Eve event, streamed live from his

Jay Z Is Reportedly In Talks To Sell Tidalwww.vibe.com
Square Inc., the mobile payment app led by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, might end up acquiring TIDAL, according to Bloomberg.

The Trends That Shaped Streaming in 2020newsroom.spotify.com

It goes without saying: 2020 was a year unlike any other.

Music Industry Faces Transformation As Artists Fight Spotify And Coronavirus Keeps Concert Venues Closedwww.investors.com

With re-openings and recovery far off, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to hasten consolidation and digitization in the music industry.

Musician and producer Matt LeGrand is big on Spotify and other streaming spaces, but not so much in his hometownwww.chicagotribune.com
Chicago musician Matt LeGrand makes catchy pop that pops on Spotify, but he’s still seeking that same success in his Chicago hometown

UK vinyl sales have grown for the 13th year in a row www.engadget.com

Today, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has announced that 4.8 million LP albums were sold this year in the UK.

JamBase Top Albums Of 2020 Spotify Playlistwww.jambase.com
Stream JamBase’s Top Albums of 2020 Spotify Playlist.

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