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Spotify Korea to Push Personalized Music Discoveries; The TikTok Ecosystem Where New Music, Back Catalogs Can Thrive; The State of Discogs 2020

Spotify Korea hopes to push personalized music discoverieswww.koreaherald.com

With Spotify’s new launch into Korea, the music streaming platform hopes it can spearhead change in how Koreans listen to and discover music with more personalized curations.

If Universal Music Sells Its Spotify Stock, Artists Get $500 Millionwww.rollingstone.com

Universal is sitting on billions of dollars in Spotify stock. If it sells its stake today, it will trigger a massive payout for artists — but that’s not the only reason it should cash out.

How TikTok Has Created an Ecosystem That Both New Music and Back Catalogs Can Thrive Inwww.synchtank.com
A look at how TikTok’s music licensing deals are creating an important revenue pipeline for new and back catalogs.

The podcast wars will come down to ad tech, not exclusive contentwww.theverge.com

iHeartMedia acquired Triton Digital for $230 million, giving the company deeper roots in the podcast advertising space.

The State of Discogs 2020: End-of-Year Reportblog.discogs.com
Discogs is excited to share our annual report that dives into the data, trends, and music sales that made 2020 a record-breaking year for physical music.

Streaming could help drive UK music exports to £1bn within decadeuk.finance.yahoo.com
The BPI said the UK is ‘at a pivotal moment’.

MusiCares to hold Music on a Mission virtual fundraiser prior to Grammy Awardswww.ajc.com

MusiCares, the philanthropic branch of the Recording Academy, is forgoing its annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony for Music on a Mission.

Apple Music will soon make it way easier to add songs to your queuethenextweb.com

Apple Music works smoothly if you’re using an iPhone or an iPad. But adding new songs to your listening queue isn’t a one-tap experience. However, that’s about to change with the upcoming iOS 14.5 update.

Can Musicians Still Strike Gold During a Global Pandemic?www.playboy.com
The coronavirus pandemic hit the music industry hard in 2020, but amid the hustle to stay afloat there’s a glimmer of opportunity for media-savvy artists

Mechanical Licensing Collective: How to Register and Why It’s Importantwww.billboard.com
The MLC explained for rights holders, including who needs to sign up, how works should be registered, what resources are available for those who require assistance and more.

How Spotify Is Dominating the Podcasting Worldmedium.com
There is no question that Spotify is aggressively seeking its place as the podcasting leader. In recent months, the company has been snatching up influencers, celebrities, and other public figures by…

Wearable Music Startup Mictic Names James Mormile as Advisorwww.globenewswire.com

The Interscope A&R veteran and talent relations pro will help guide the Swiss tech company’s upcoming product launch.

Interview with Noelle Chesnut Whitmore, CMO of social music streaming app Geojamwww.hypebot.com

Geojam, the rewards-based music platform uniting fans and artists, has been quite busy over the past year.

Spread the Music virtual streaming festival teams up with CTAC, Blissfest and Northern Michigan artistswww.sooeveningnews.com
Michigan Music Alliance is hosting the second annual live stream musical festival tagged “Spread the Music.”

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