Spotify Kicks Off New Concert Series; Stationhead App Could Be Just What the Streaming Business Needs

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Spotify Kicks Off Inaugural ‘RapCaviar Live’ Concert Series — platformandstream.com

Inspired by one of Spotify’s biggest playlists with over seven million followers, the web streaming company has partnered with Live Nation to bring fans the first of its kind, 6 city hip-hop concert series titled “RapCaviar Live,” featuring the heaviest hitters and hottest emerging artists in rap.

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New App Stationhead Could Be Just What the Streaming Business Needs — www.billboard.com 
 By turning playlists into personal radio stations powered by collective listening, the new app Stationhead could just be the shot in the arm the streaming business has been looking for.

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Why Shazam Is Betting Big On A Hot, New Music-Tech Industry Model — www.forbes.com 
 Have Shazam and Grammy winner Wyclef Jean found the secret to what’s next in music, tech and advertising? Go behind-the-scenes of their next moves after their appearances during the Cannes Lions Festival.

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Official: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren is out as President and CMO also exit — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

We knew there was a shake-up coming at Pandora. We didn’t know it would be this significant.

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How a Dave Matthews Band Show Inspired An App That Lets Fans Request Setlists — www.billboard.com 
 How a disappointing Dave Matthews Band show inspired an app that allows fans to request songs and submit their dream setlists to artists ahead of a concert.

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Big Data — A Game Changer in the Music Industry — insidebigdata.com

For a long time, the music industry is in need of a facelift and the advent of big data seems to fulfill this. The musicians might be provided with a more successful revenue model with the emergence of big data. This represents one of the largest industry shifts that music has witnessed in many years.

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US podcast ad revenue expected to nearly double this year, hitting $220m — www.thedrum.com 
 US podcast advertising revenue is expected to hit more than $220m in 2017, marking an uptick of 85% over $119m in 2016, according to the IAB Podcast Advertising Revenue Study.

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The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground — mobile.nytimes.com

These artists — and hundreds more like them — have gathered primarily on SoundCloud, the streaming service most oriented toward music discovery, and the one with the lowest barrier to entry. That has meant a new ecosystem of rising stars, who ascend quicker than ever — releasing songs that get millions of listens, booking nationwide tours, selling merchandise — without traditional gatekeepers.

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Why Apple Needed To Make A Smart Music Speaker — www.investors.com 
 Voice-activated smart speakers are shaping up to be “game changers” in the streaming music business, RBC Capital Markets says.

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Spotify Offline Playback Comes to the Samsung Gear S3 — www.androidheadlines.com 
 The Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier have both gotten a pretty important feature, this week. And that is the ability to play Spotify music offl

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Musicolony, New App for Streaming Music Fans, Begins Crowd Funding — platformandstream.com 
 Musicolony, a new social music app, helps music streaming fans listen to and share playlists with friends in real time.

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Diddy’s Bad Boy Documentary Available on Apple Music — pitchfork.com

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story is now streaming exclusively on the platform.