Why Can’t Music Be Played In Podcasts? Taylor Swift Returns to the World of Streaming; Pandora Gets More Time


Why Can’t Music Be Played In Podcasts? — www.amplifimedia.com

“The difference is the rights that are involved. Streaming involves the “public performance right.” There are organizations in place to collect public performance royalties that cover both the musical compositions and the recorded songs.”


Taylor Swift is bringing her music to Spotify, and every other streaming service — www.recode.net

She’s been gone since 2014, but she’s coming back.

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Pandora Granted More Time to Engage Possible ‘Strategic Investor’ — www.billboard.com 
 Pandora has secured more time before closing on a $150 million round of investment from private equity firm KKR.

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Midem: Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht Talks Local Content, Lean-Back Listening, Fair Access and More — www.billboard.com 
 Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht pulled no punches in a candid keynote where he touched upon the growth of streaming, lean-back listening, localization vs globalization, fairness in access and just where that money you pay for your service should go.

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Inside the Industry’s Long, Slow Embrace of Streaming Music — www.rollingstone.com 
 “We’re so fucked!” Read a new excerpt from Steve Knopper’s landmark ‘Appetite for Self-Destruction’ about the industry’s embrace of streaming music.

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SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel Set Eddie Vedder, Don Henley, Ron Howard and Billy Joel to Host Exclusive Guest DJ Sessions — platformandstream.com

SiriusXM announced that The Beatles Channel, the new channel created in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd., will feature special, exclusive guest DJ sessions with a variety of musicians, actors, celebrities and more — all of whom will host extensive specials playing their favorite Beatles music.

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Can Spatial 3D Audio Reinvent Live Music? — www.fastcompany.com 
 Evolving tech and the rise of virtual reality are finally making 3D audio a reality. It might even change the way you experience concerts.

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It might be time to say goodbye to the MP3 — so let’s look back at its life — www.bbc.co.uk 
 Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

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The location-based music marketing opportunity in Instagram Stories — www.musicxtechxfuture.com 
 Recently Instagram rolled out a new feature that lets users discover stories by location from the Explore tab.


Stations Explore Ways To Turn Alexa Skills Into Revenue — www.insideradio.com 
 Behind any new digital extension for radio, there is usually the question: How can we monetize that effort?


Glastonbury Social Sharing Will Use 40 Terabytes of EE Data — www.completemusicupdate.com 
 Phone firm EE has said it will be setting up the “most powerful temporary 4G network seen at any UK event” for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, where it is the “official technology and communications partner” no less.

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Local artists reach global audience with Spotify — www.tnp.sg 
 Even before releasing her debut album later this month, singer-songwriter Sam Rui, 20, has already made a splash on the local music scene. She credits much of her success to the music streaming service Spotify, which she joined as an artist last year.

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7 Digital To Power New Hi Res Streaming Music Service From Founders Of HDtracks — www.hypebot.com

The founders of HDtracks are launching a new hi def streaming music service powered by 7Digital. HDmusicStream will use MQA technology to deliver studio quality music, with 7digital powering app development and delivering tracks from its platform to consumers.