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U2 Prep U2X Radio on SiriusXM; Spotify’s 2019 ‘Wrapped’ Year-End Insights for Artists; Burna Boy Dominates Apple Music Streaming in Africa

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Spotify Reveals 2019 ‘Wrapped’ Year-End Insights for Artistswww.billboard.com
Following the release of Spotify’s “Wrapped” 2019 campaign for listeners earlier this week, the streaming service is now offering up insights for its artists.

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U2 Debuting New U2X RADIO with SiriusXM, Pandoraplatformandstream.wordpress.com

SiriusXM announced a new creative partnership with U2 to launch U2X RADIO, which will include a dedicated SiriusXM channel and exclusive content available only to SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners.

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6 essential lessons from YouTube’s Director of Urban Music, Tuma Basatheindustryobserver.thebrag.com
Tuma Basa spoke candidly about the realities of playlisting, ‘third culture kids’, why Atlanta is an example of success breeding success, and much more.

Beatport

Beatport launches a new editorial website called Beatportalmusically.com
The time has come for Beatport to deliver more creative and unique content to our community, and Beatportal is the ideal medium to showcase some of the amazing artists and music we work with on a daily basis

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Burna Boy dominates Apple Music streaming in Africa | P.M. Newswww.pmnewsnigeria.com

Burna Boy’s song ‘On The Low’ tops Apple Music Sub-Sahara Africa top 10 streamed songs of 2019.

Amazon

Jukedeck founder responds to Amazon’s DeepComposer launchmusically.com
“If Amazon start to use this tech in their streaming offering, that’s a big deal,” he wrote.

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The wonderful world of Chinese hi-fiwww.theverge.com
These brands have names like Tin Audio, Yinyoo, Revonext, and prices range from $10 to $50. Build quality is sometimes shoddy or inconsistent — but the sound is incredible.

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Tidal music streaming service offers discount to high school studentswww.usatoday.com
Music streaming service Tidal is expanding its 50% student discount to include high schoolers, bringing monthly subscription costs to $4.99 or $9.99.

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Spotify Releases Data on Most-Streamed Music and Artists of the Decadewww.forbes.com
Drake is officially the most streamed artist of the decade.

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How One CMO Is Using Digital Technology To Connect International Music Fans In Real Lifewww.forbes.com
Establishing meaningful, real-life human connection is the only path to longevity in virtually any industry, now and into the future.

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King Princess’ ‘SNL’ Debut Leads To Sales, Streamswww.billboard.com
Following the Nov. 23 performance, the 20-year-old earned boosts in all categories, led by a 941% jump in digital downloads.

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After Videos, Now Audio Streaming Giants Turn To Originals To Capture Indian OTT Marketwww.entrepreneur.com
Music streaming platform Gaana announced the launch of its exclusive line-up of podcasts and shows

Piracy

EU study reveals music has seen the sharpest decline in piracymusically.com
The good news in 2019 about piracy has been that it’s declining for music.

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Apple Music dives deeper into concert streaming with Billie Eilishtechcrunch.com

As music streaming apps struggle to differentiate, Apple is making concert video a more central part of its strategy.

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Friday Featured Playlist: Les femmes électroniqueswww.songsommelier.com

Electronic music was transformed from a sonic novelty of the 60s, to become the staple background to much of the twenty-first century’s pop. And who made it that way? Women of pop!

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