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The Future of Virtual Concerts; Spotify Testing Video Podcasts; Super Hi-Fi Surpasses 1B Audio Transitions Per Month; ‘All Day I Stream’ Corrals Livestreams


Where Can Virtual Concerts Go After Travis Scott’s Fortnite Extravaganza?
With COVID-19 putting a halt to the live music industry, tech companies are figuring out weird new ways to bring shows into the virtual realm.


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Spotify is testing video podcasts on its mobile and desktop apps starting with YouTube stars Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar, the hosts of Zane and Heath: Unfiltered. The test is rolling out globally to 50 percent of Hijazi and Hussar’s audience.

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Super Hi-Fi Surpasses 1B Audio Transitions Per

Super Hi-Fi announced it has surpassed 1 billion monthly music transitions, tripling volume from its last report in January 2020.

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Techstars Music 2020 startups make their pitches (online)

The demo days of music/tech accelerator Techstars Music are usually a big draw in the physical world, with music industry execs and tech investors convening in Los Angeles to watch its startups pitch.

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Steven Winnett Organizes Livestream Music Schedule on All Day I
Steven Winnett moved from Miami to New York to work as a hospital nurse just before the coronavirus descended. He cofounded All Day I Stream to help himself and others beat the loneliness of self-isolation.

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Spotify CEO expects Apple will ‘open up’ even more in the

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he expects longtime rival Apple will “open up” iOS and its platforms more in the future as a result of contention with developers and growing antitrust concern from regulators.

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Save The Music(ians), Not The Technology!

In this piece, Virginie Berger argues that, rather than more technology, the music industry needs its major players to harness existing tech to create a system that distributes money to.

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Jon Bon Jovi, Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep and More Set For Virtual Benefit Concert For At-Risk
Jon Bon Jovi, Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep, and other big names are set to perform for “A Night Of Covenant House Stars.”

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Trial & Error: Lessons Learned Creating an International Livestream
Cuarentena Fest raised only modest donations but helped showcase indie artists in Spain and Latin America. Here’s what the organizers learned putting the six events together.

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Audiofusion Inspires Better Performances, Transforming Smartphones into In-Ear

Musicians are leaping into live streams as the touring world holds its breath. Yet a persistent problem has followed them into virtual performance and makeshift spaces: They still can’t hear themselves very well when they play or sing.

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Spotify Results Spell Dark Times For Podcasting As Commuters Stay
Bill Simmons is really lucky he sold ‘The Ringer’ when he did.

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After Dragging Its Feet, Apple Music Finally Gets a Web
Apple Music is now, however reluctantly, in your browser

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Should All Audio Shows Be Canceled This Year?

Paul Wilson looks at audio shows and how they will be impacted by Coronavirus.


Ministry of Sound makes a game out of Instagram
Ministry of Sound has found an inventive use for Instagram stories: it’s turned them into a game to promote the single, ‘Mightnight (The Hanging Tree)’ by Hosh & 1979 ft. Jalja.

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Pop radio in decline, streaming on the rise: How the coronavirus is changing what we listen
Instead of car radio, people calling on digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri to fire up some music while they cook.


How coronavirus is impacting the music
How is the coronavirus pandemic impacting the music industry? We take a look at some of the ways in which the world of music has been disrupted by COVID-19.


Tencent dominates Myanmar’s booming music streaming

Major Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings is leading Myanmar’s growth in music streaming services, plowing ahead while major U.S. and

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Fox Podcasts Debuting on

FOX News Media has partnered with Spotify to distribute FOX News Podcasts on the global audio streaming platform.

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Warner Music’s Streaming up 11% in Tough
While its streaming numbers were strong, Warner Music’s earnings took a hit during the second fiscal quarter of 2020.

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Amazon adds free tier to its music streaming service in
Anyone in Canada can now take advantage of a new free music streaming option courtesy of Amazon Music.



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