Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots; Winamp’s Woes: The New Streaming World

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Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots —

As artists and their record labels try to muscle their way to the top of the streaming charts, Spotify calls all hands on deck to field the promotional onslaught.

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Winamp’s Woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself — 
 15 years on, Winamp “still lives” — but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.

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The New Streaming World — 
 Meet the Orwells, trying to make it big in a music industry turned upside-down

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Blockchain-Based Music Sharing Platform Aims At Putting Musicians At Helm — 
 Blockchain-based music ecosystem Musiconomi announces crowdsale of new Token, MCI.

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How Danny Ocean Became A Streaming Sensation — 
 After a boost from Spotify, Danny Ocean’s song “Me Rehúso” caught worldwide attention — and got the independent artist signed.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: We’ve Embraced All The Music Streaming Options Out There — 
 Dickerman of the WJRR 101.1 radio station in Orlando, Florida recently conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich.


After big layoffs SoundCloud founder says its strategy is now to ‘take back control’ —

SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung gave his first major public interview to me today at Tech Open Air Berlin.


10 hidden features of Spotify you need to know — 
 Master Spotify with these tips.

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Lyor Cohen Details YouTube’s Product Plans For 2017 — 
 YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen sat down with the board of directors of A2IM recently and detailed the video channel’s priorities and product plans for 2017.

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Spotify apparently testing a driving mode with voice control, larger buttons — 
 Spotify looks to be testing out a new driving mode feature that comes with larger buttons and, one day, voice control.

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Who is in line to replace Tim Westergren at Pandora? —

With Westergren and two other top execs (President Mike Herring; CMO Nick Bartle) gone, it’s all change at the company. For one thing, SiriusXM will soon chose its own representative to become the Chairman of Pandora’s board.