Platform & Stream
Published in

Platform & Stream

Spotify Launches Apple Watch App; Pandora Debuts Podcast Genome Project

Spotify apple watch

Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch

Spotify has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify’s streaming service from their Watch’s screen, as well as connect to devices like their computer, Wi-Fi speaker and more through Spotify Connect, toggle on Shuffle, access music playlists and other recently played items, favorite tracks with a heart, and more.

Podcast recording 2018 billboard 1548

Podcast Choices Got Your Head Spinning? Pandora Launches ‘Genome Project’ for a Crowded
Pandora is aiming to change all that with its ambitious new Podcast Genome Project, a system of recommendations inspired by their signature Music Genome analysis method, which was initially announced by CEO Roger Lynch in January and launches in beta today.

86cd9b82 de83 11e8 bb7b 3484094c71b9 image hires 080903

NetEase helps China’s indie artists out-sell Taylor Swift on its interactive music-streaming

NetEase has been investing heavily to support the budding careers of independent musicians with the aim of generating a fresh supply of high-quality content.

Screenshot 2018 11 12 at 17.07.26

Stashimi now has more than 100 artists using its messaging
Startup Stashimi is one of the companies launching messaging bots for musicians and brands, and it seems to have some traction.

Spotify mena launch

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North
Rumours about Spotify’s impending debut in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been bubbling. Today, it launched in 13 countries in the region.

Prince rockrollalive

Rare, largely unseen Prince music videos now

Prince fans are in for a treat every Friday through Christmas.

Chartoftheday 13406 gross margin of spotify and netflix n

Spotify’s Uphill Battle Against Royalty
This chart shows the gross margin of Spotify and Netflix.

6a00d83451b36c69e2022ad3be5dc1200b 600wi?1541642260

Amazon Music Adds Mexico As Anderson.Paak, Future Kick Off Major US, UK Marketing

Amazon Music, has begun its first ever marketing campaign in the US, UK and Germany along with a platform launch today in Mexico.

Sahar elhabashi spotify

Spotify Hires Conde Nast’s Sahar Elhabashi as VP of
Sahar Elhabashi is joining Spotify, where she will work with Dawn Ostroff, her former boss at Condé Nast Entertainment.

Jason roth

Pandora Names Jason Roth Head of Product & Partnership
Pandora has named veteran music/technology public relations executive Jason Roth as its new Head of Product and Partnership Communications.


Hulu may expand globally — good news for Spotify?
Disney will soon own a 60% stake in video-streaming service Hulu, thanks to its buyout of 21st Century Fox. That will give the company a bigger influence over Hulu’s strategy, including global expansion — which could have an impact for music-streaming service Spotify.


Good sports: what Fortnite and esports could mean for the music
At Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit London conference last month, I gave a talk about what Fortnite and esports could mean for music marketing.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store