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Spotify + the Apple Watch; Who Listens to Albums Anymore?; How Blockchain Could Remix the Music Industry

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Spotify adds standalone streaming support to its Apple Watch apptechcrunch.com

Spotify confirmed today it has begun to roll out support for standalone streaming on its Apple Watch app.

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Who Listens to Albums Anymore?www.rollingstone.com

Streaming data can shed light on the albums we listen to most completely.

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How blockchain could remix the music industry, and the challenges it faces in doing soforkast.news
Music streaming platforms and record labels get the lion’s share of profits. Decentralization can give artists greater earnings and control.

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How Apple Music Fell Behind in Digital Streamingtrapital.co
The company that revolutionized digital music is now playing catch up.

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Discogs Celebrates 20 Years of Music and Datawww.broadwayworld.com
November 1, 2000, a site called Discogs launched to 37 users, cataloging techno and drum ’n’ bass vinyl.

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Spotify is adding users faster than it thought it wouldwww.engadget.com
After a short COVID-19 related slump in Q1 2020 and a rebound in Q2, Spotify saw big growth in subscriber numbers for its latest earnings period.

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PS5 and Travis Scott partnership illustrate PlayStation’s/Sony’s cross-entertainment futurewww.midiaresearch.com

Over the last year we have written a number of times that Sony’s future is cross-entertainment , while Xbox’s future is cross platform .

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Audiomack partners smartphone manufacturers Transsion Holdings to amplify African musicventuresafrica.com
Audiomack is focused on democratizing music streaming by providing accessibility to all, a service which users of Transsion smartphones are about to enjoy.

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund buys huge catalog from Kobalt in $322.9m acquisitionwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Merck Mercuriadis does biggest deal yet, snapping up catalog owned by fund managed by Kobalt Capital.

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How To Search Spotify By Label, Year, Artist + Morewww.cultr.com

Unfortunately there is not a lot of love for record labels when it comes to Spotify.

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Video didn’t kill the radio starndsmcobserver.com

The way in which we listen to music has changed dramatically. It has developed from a physical, tangible experience into one based on accessibility and convenience.

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