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Why the Pixies Podcasted Their Album; Tech Giants Launch Music-Tech Projects; Qobuz Making Moves in Hi-Res Music

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Why the Pixies Podcasted Their
The alt-rock legends forged a deeper connection with fans when they documented the recording of Beneath the Eyrie.


Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram Are Each Launching Music-Tech

These tech giants are rolling out user-centric marketing initiatives that rely on the music industry — three examples of which popped up on the same day.

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Qobuz Ditches MP3s And Welcomes Sonos Into The World Of Hi-Res
The service was founded back in 2007 and had previously struggled to establish itself despite having a massive catalog of some 56 million music tracks, available in a variety of audio qualities ranging from the humble MP3, all the way up to hi-res 24-bit sound files.

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In Canada, Artists Are Earning Performance Royalties for

With Canadian artists off the road and performing virtual concerts on Facebook and Instagram, the performance rights organization SOCAN has created a new program, called Encore!, to help deliver royalties to performers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tidal Opens Up Dolby Atmos Music Streaming To Almost Any Dolby Atmos Sound

Amazon’s Echo Studio is no longer the only Dolby Atmos Music fruit.

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Apple Music is dominating US hip-hop
Apple Music has claimed an approximate market share of all hip-hop on-demand audio streams in the United States of 45% from January 1, 2019 to now


Why Studio Ghibli’s Joe Hisaishi will never fully support music
In a new interview, Legendary Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi has broken down his grievances with the growing digitalisation of music.

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How Streaming Killed The Loudness
Steven Stone looks at why that time in the past when “louder” was better is over…

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With Initiative ‘Mission: Music,’ Artists Redirect Royalties To Keep Music
The project redirects royalties from streaming services to the Boston Music Maker COVID-19 Fund with the goal of “using music to save music.”

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How Spotify is Taking Over
With key acquisitions in its rearview mirror, such as “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is Spotify the undisputed ruler of the podcast realm?

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Midem Announces Full Programming Lineup, Open

Midem has unveiled the final programme for the first ever Midem Digital Edition, announcing the confirmed list of keynotes and panels not to be missed.

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Spotify is hiring for a Head of Spotify For

Company is recruiting for a Head of Spotify for Artists to “develop a suite of free and paid offerings.”

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