Spotify Tests Stories Feature for Influencers; TikTok Inks Merlin Deal; Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
Spotify is testing a new Stories feature that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists.
TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Kirk Hammett discussed Metallica’s 2000-era fight against the Napster file-sharing service.
Also imagine if Apple Music for Artists shared with artists the time stamps on Shazams, beyond the date, like the specific hour and minute people were Shazam’ing an artist’s music?
How Spotify’s Best New Artist Party Became One Of Grammy Week’s Most Coveted Invites — www.billboard.com
It’s more than a flashy party. The event has also helped Spotify quietly wield its influence, positioning itself as a major music industry player central to music’s biggest night.
Spotify’s Largest Shareholder Is Baillie Gifford After Money Manager Boosts Stake — www.thestreet.com
The Scottish money manager takes over as Spotify’s biggest shareholder from company co-founder Martin Lorentzon.
Is Sirius XM Stock Too Boring to Hate in 2020? — www.fool.com
Trading volume and short interest are at their lowest levels in months, but that doesn’t mean Sirius XM is dead as a market-thumping stock.
Best Music Subreddits for Artists — Beats, Production, Marketing and More — www.octiive.com
The best music subreddits for artists trade studio advice daily. We’ve done the research to help you find the very best production and music showcase subs.
Music video distributor Vevo may not favor comparisons with the traditional giant of televised music video broadcasts, MTV — but there is one screen where many will find the parallel impossible not to draw.
KCRW Names Anne Litt Program Director of Music — variety.com
Influential NPR affiliate KCRW has filled the vacancy left by Jason Bentley’s exit, naming longtime DJ Anne Litt as music program director.
SiriusXM’s Scott Greenstein Named Music Visionary of the Year by UJA-Federation — variety.com
SiriusXM’s Scott Greenstein will be honored by the UJA-Federation of New York as its Music Visionary of the Year on June 4 in New York City.
Beatport Partners With Duploc, the Dubstep Specialists — www.beatportal.com
Beatport is pleased to announce a new partnership with Duploc.com — one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in “real dubstep” and “140 BPM culture.”
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