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Spotify to Musicians: Let Us Be Your Label; Streaming App Plex Announces Tidal Partnership

Spotify to Musicians: Let Us Be Your Label
The company is offering artists a best-in-class cut of their streaming royalties, but its program is a work in progress.

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Streaming App Plex Announces Tidal
Plex members will have access to TIDAL’s entire catalog, which includes more than 60 million track and 244,000 videos.

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Apple’s 30 Percent Transaction Fee For In-App Subscriptions Might Disappear. What Would That Mean For Music Streaming?

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to allow an antitrust lawsuit to move forward that could force Apple to cut its 30 percent transaction fee it charges software developers who sell apps through iTunes and its App Store.


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The Billy Joel Channel’s latest run on SiriusXM is set to end on Friday, after a monthlong extension. The limited-run channel, which has been part of SiriusXM off and on since 2014, returned in October.


Francisco Zulu Is Designing A New World Of Music With New Music Streaming Service,
Nothing is constant but change, therefore there is no longer any reason why you can’t rewrite the narrative that has already been written. Francisco Zulu, founder and CEO of MyNyimbo

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To Avoid the Fate of Music Streaming, Podcasts Need to Validate Their

The future of audio is full of exciting potential.


Huawei claims its music-streaming service has 100m
Chinese technology company Huawei makes a range of products, including smartphones, for which it has big ambitions.

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Why do LPs sound so good?
The LP boom shows no signs of slowing, and no one really knows why.

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Snapchat Ads For Indie Artists, Labels

Advertising via social media is fairly common in the industry now, and Snapchat is no exception. Here we look at why more independent artists should be using the platform for promotion, as well as exactly how they can go about doing it.

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Major Labels Talk ‘Isolated’ Brazil, Streaming Prices and Data, Data, Data at Midem Event in Rio de
Brazil’s “isolated” music market must align itself more tightly to Spanish-speaking Latin America if it is to seize on the huge opportunity created by the explosion of digital music and streaming, a label executive said Tuesday.

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Spotify, Soundcloud Bot Farms Continue To Manipulate Streaming
Bot farms continue to manipulate streaming stats on Spotify and Soundcloud, a year after the streamers and music industry became aware of them, multiple sources tell Hypebot. The bots, which target these two services because they offer free access, are available both home-brewed and professionally marketed. Bots targeted Spotify as…


Anghami adds music-recognition feature with
Spotify and Deezer may have ambitions to take a chunk out of its audience in the Middle East and North Africa, but local service Anghami remains the dominant audio-streaming player in the region for now, with more than 70 million users.


Spotify’s Palestinian launch puts local artists on the

Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week.



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