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 — www.billboard.com

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 — arstechnica.com 
 15 years on, Winamp “still lives” — but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.

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The New Streaming World — www.washingtonpost.com 
 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 — cointelegraph.com 
 Blockchain-based music ecosystem Musiconomi announces crowdsale of new Token, MCI.

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How Danny Ocean Became A Streaming Sensation — www.thefader.com 
 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 — www.blabbermouth.net 
 Dickerman of the WJRR 101.1 radio station in Orlando, Florida recently conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich.

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

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

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

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Lyor Cohen Details YouTube’s Product Plans For 2017 — www.hypebot.com 
 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 — www.digitaltrends.com 
 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? — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

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.