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Why a Tip Jar on Spotify is a Bad Idea; Bandsintown, Waze Partner; Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan

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Why a Tip Jar on Spotify is a Bad
Yes, recording artists need to make a living, and streaming payouts are awful. But digital tip jars are not the answer.

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Saarey Music Spotlights Classical Music in Pakistan With Music Streaming

Developed by the team at Saarey Records, Saarey Music is a music streaming service with a focus on Pakistani classical music.

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Bandsintown, Waze Partner to Make the Ride to the Concert

Leading global concert discovery and live music marketing platform Bandsintown, is announcing a new partnership with Google’s Waze.

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Jay-Z’s TIDAL saw global revenues rise to $148m in
Losses narrow at streaming service which famously served superstars with equity stakes

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Spotify and streaming services are breaking cultural music on a worldwide

Music streaming is having a major effect on spreading the music of countries and cultures and making them popular around the globe.


US Music Industry Loses $1B Annually From Unauthorized Account

Industry analysts MusicWatch has been tracking paid streaming account sharing and the use of family plans for some time, and the results of last year’s survey point to lost revenue.

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Just What Is a Podcast, Anyway?
The podcast market — as with all media ­– is going through dramatic change, stretching the very meaning of what podcasts even are.

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Warner Music Pitches IPO on Streaming
The record label believes “consumer adoption of paid streaming services still has significant potential for growth.”

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SiriusXM Wins Satellite Radio, Loses Pandora
It’s give and take for SiriusXM, which this week announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 operating and financial results.

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What’s Your Favorite Album?
As consumers listen to fewer albums, what’s the impact on the music and radio industries?

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Is Podcasting Overhyped Among New Technologies?

Spotify’s planned acquisition of podcast startup The Ringer has renewed recent attention on podcasting, and the possibilities for publishers to extend their brands among a growing audience of streamed audio content.

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Abbey Road Red startups have raised $40m of funding so
Abbey Road Red, the music/tech incubator run by Abbey Road Studios in London, held its latest demo event last night, including an update on its portfolio.


Mdundo and AudioLock crack down on music piracy in
Music streaming service Mdundo has partnered with AudioLock to crack down on online piracy across Africa, in a new initiative.

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