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The Challenges of Growing a Social Music Strategy; Tuma Basa Exits Spotify

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Twitter, SoundCloud & the Challenges of Growing a Social Music
While Twitter and SoundCloud are vastly different companies, they seem to provide similar benefits to the music industry: seamless sharing and direct engagement with fans, coupled with a blank canvas for artists to express themselves.

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The Narrative Of Spotify’s Filing Is That The Best Is Yet To
Spotify just filed its F1 for its DPO. The most anticipated business event in the recorded music industry since, well…as long as most can remember, is one big step closer.

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Just What Is Tencent Up To With Streaming?

Tencent is building a global streaming empire. Back in December 2017 Tencent Music did a 10% equity swap deal with Spotify and now it has led a $115 million investment round for India-based streaming service Gaana.

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Spotify’s Tuma Basa, Curator of Influential RapCaviar Playlist, Exits
One of Spotify’s most influential playlist curators has left the building. The company announced on Thursday that Tuma Basa, the global programming head of hip-hop whose RapCaviar playlist has amassed nearly 9 million followers, has decided to leave the company.

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How Blockchain Just May Transform Online Copyright
When it comes to online copyright protection and enforcement, blockchain technology is shaping up to handle the challenge.


Music junkie? Here are the 25 best music apps for consuming and creating
We’ve rummaged through the iOS and Android app stores to find the finest mobile music-creation and music-consumption apps in existence. No matter if you’re on Android or iOS, here are the best music apps.

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Bob Weir & Phil Lesh Announce Duo Show
Webcasts of all six upcoming Bob Weir & Phil Lesh duo tour performances are available.

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The CD Business Isn’t Dying — It’s Just
As streaming takes over the music business, there are signs that the CD is still going strong–just not at Best Buy or Target.


Spotify is spending a lot, but the bigger it gets, the better it
Spotify generates billions in revenue and gives most of that money to the music labels. But it is gaining leverage and getting better margins.

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Germany Sees ‘Real Traction’ in Streaming, But Music Revenues Were Flat in 2017 as CDs & Downloads
Sales figures for Germany’s music industry in 2017 have come in at nearly the same level as in 2016.

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Stream Jimi Hendrix Outtakes Collection ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’
Listen to the new Jimi Hendrix outtakes collection ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ featuring unreleased recordings via NPR Music’s First Listen series.

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Here’s why Spotify had to go public this
A three-part play in a debt drama.



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