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Spotify’s New Game Plan Eps; TikTok Trial & Error; Beats 1 Launches Alt. Music Show; DeepJams Explores AI-Generated Music

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TikTok Trial & Error: How TuneCore Artists Are Embracing the Platformwww.tunecore.com
TikTok is a popular social media platform among indie artists & their fans. We chatted with a few artists to see how they’ve been navigating the platform.

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How Music Copyright Lawsuits Are Scaring Away New Hitswww.rollingstone.com

The boom in copyright lawsuits is rattling the music industry — to the point where some artists and songwriters are spending tens of thousands of dollars on insurance policies.

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Spotify Releases New Game Plan Episodeswww.hypebot.com
Spotify has released four new episodes of The Game Plan, the streamer’s ongoing video series on how to navigate the new music industry. Two new episodes focus on touring and. Continue reading

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André Rieu’s version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is currently topping the iTunes…www.classicfm.com

Classical music is making a rare appearance at the top of the iTunes UK singles chart in the form of Dutch violinist André Rieu’s version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’.

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Apple Music Beats 1 Launches ‘ALT CTRL’ Alternative Music Show With Guests Ezra Koenig, Maggie Rogers, Black Pumaswww.billboard.com

The popular Apple Music playlist ALT CTRL is getting its very own series on Beats 1.

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Why Spotify and Warner Music Are Now Playing Nice in Indiawww.nasdaq.com

India is a critical market for Spotify, and this detente is welcome news for shareholders of the world’s largest music streaming company.

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Gen Z Consumers Prioritize Original Content in Buying Decisions, Vice Media Study Showswww.billboard.com

The results of a new study focuses on how Gen Z discovers, consumes and shares culture content, including music, film, television, art, lifestyle, gaming and literature.

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DeepJams is latest project exploring original AI-generated musicmusically.com
2020 looks set to be the year when a new AI-music startup (or at least a research project) pops up every week. This week’s entry is DeepJams, which falls somewhere between the two.

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How CEEK and Microsoft are Solving Major Issues Facing Streaming Industrywww.coinspeaker.com
CEEK VR has teamed up with Microsoft to offer content sales and usage tracking on the blockchain.

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“The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world’s popular music is a good thing, for the most part.” So says David Byrne, guitarist for noted ’80s new-wave band Talking Heads.

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Get ready to see Spotify’s looping videos on Instagramtechcrunch.com

The thousands of artists in the Canvas beta will be able to share their looping videos to Instagram with just a tap.

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Tracklib Names Karl-Henrik Sundström as Board Chairmanplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Respected business leader Karl-Henrik Sundström, who took NXP Semiconductors to NASDAQ and was named best CFO in Europe, has joined the Tracklib board as chairman.

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Apple’s incredible wearables: AirPods and Watch turn into the next huge hit after the iPhonewww.cnbc.com
Apple’s wearables business is set up for massive growth, just like the iPhone was around the time Tim Cook took over as CEO.

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BMG responds to artist streaming revolt in Germany: ‘It is time for record companies to change.’www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Letter appears to seek a ‘user-centric’ style of payment, while “attacking” record companies

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