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Where the Music Business Is Going in 2020; Spotify, Warner Sign Global Deal


Where the Music Business Is Going in

Judging by the fact that the last decade in the music industry was characterized by tumult and revolution in every sector, the year ahead will be no different — and we already have plenty of clues as to where and how that will play out.

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Spotify, Warner Sign Global Deal, Partially Ending Dispute in
Spotify and Warner Music’s publishing division have signed a global deal that partially ends their bitter licensing dispute in India.

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Universal Music Group’s $3 Billion Tencent Deal Ushers In A Golden Vibes

The world’s largest music publisher Universal Music Group has revived the record label and its valuation thanks to Chinese owned Tencent’s 10% stake in the company.

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Spotify Accidentally Leaks Details on Its ‘Home Thing’ Smart
New details surrounding a rumored smart speaker from Spotify have leaked online. The Home Thing smart speaker would be Spotify’s second hardware device.


A decade of decadence? Why the music biz should expect the unexpected in the Roaring ’20s —

As the music biz eases itself back into work and a new decade, it’s worth contemplating how far we’ve come since the industry edged tentatively into the 2010s.

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Grammy For AI? How Deepsing Makes Music
Greek researchers Nikolaos Passalis and Stavros Doropoulos have tried to replicate something similar using machine learning algorithms.

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The Past Year, And Decade, In Music Listening: Video Rules, The Boy’s Club
Two reports released recently shine a light on the decade-long trends shaping our relationships to listening, from the dominance of video to the vinyl “boom” that isn’t quite.

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Spotify’s Global Marketing Lead joins Twitch as Director of Marketing,
Exec exits as SPOT hires for Head of Global Marketing Strategy role in New York


Failed Aussie music streaming boss banned by
The former director of collapsed Australian music streaming service Guvera has been banned from managing companies for two years by the corporate watchdog.

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I canceled Spotify and used YouTube Music for a month — here’s why I’m not going
In an effort to clean up my subscriptions and save some money each month, I decided to cancel my Spotify Premium plan and exclusively use YouTube Music. A month later, I’m surprisingly content with that decision.

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Even Justin Bieber’s Spotify-gaming fans can’t unseat Dance Monkey as the world’s favorite
Smash hit single is on course to top a billion Spotify streams in the next three weeks

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