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Spotify Won’t Raise Music-Streaming Prices — Yet; Neil Young’s Failed Anti-Streaming Business Helped the Music Industry

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Spotify Won’t Raise Its Music-Streaming Prices — Yetwww.rollingstone.com

Spotify executive Paul Vogel speaks about the service’s attitude toward subscription pricing, family plans, and hi-res audio.

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Streams of The Cars Songs Rise 643% Following Ric Ocasek’s Deathwww.billboard.com
Following the death of The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek’s death on Sept. 15, on-demand streams of his band’s songs vaulted 643% in the U.S., according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.

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How Neil Young’s failed anti-streaming business helped the music industryqz.com
Turns out Neil Young was wrong about streaming, but right about quality audio.

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The Future of Music: A Vision of Post-Formatwww.midiaresearch.com
Formats have shaped and dictated the evolution of recorded music. Here is a vision what innovation should look like in a post-format world

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Charli XCX explains how streaming is changing songswww.theverge.com
In the fifth episode of The Future of Music season 2, Dani Deahl visits pop star Charli XCX to talk about why she releases so many singles and how streaming has changed the way she writes music.

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SoundCloud launches fourth edition of ‘First on SoundCloud’www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

SoundCloud has launched the fourth edition of its First on SoundCloud campaign, featuring Lil Tecca, Baby Rose, Na-kel and Ms Nina.

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The Changing Directions of High End Audio — Audiophile Reviewaudiophilereview.com
Paul Wilson looks at how the audio hobby is changing, and maybe not for the better…

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Spotify Gets Nostalgic in These Delightful Outdoor Ads for the U.K.musebycl.io
‘Listen like you used to’ targets users 35+

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Joy Orbison Putting Back Catalog On Streaming Serviceswww.magneticmag.com
Fans will finally get to listen to Joy Orbison’s discography on streaming services.

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What Does Alternative Rock Radio Sound Like in the Age of Spotify?www.nytimes.com
At ALT 92.3 FM, where they don’t say “rock,” it’s a mix of millennial oldies and newer, pop-leaning and electronic folk from bands like Bastille and Smith & Thell.

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YouTube Music-supported Accelerator Programme for Music Managers returns for second yearwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The Accelerator Programme for Music Managers, run by the UK’s Music Managers Forum (MMF) in partnership with YouTube Music, is set to return in 2020, with applications opening on October 15.

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The State Of Radio: Liberty Media Says The Medium Has ‘Interesting Potential’ But A Revenue Fix Remains Elusivewww.billboard.com

Although radio continues to break songs, labels have determined that, instead of using it as a tool for music discovery, it is more effective for extending the life of a song that has bubbled up on streaming platforms, as was the case with Maren Morris’ “Girl.”

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