Will the iPod Return in 2019?; Apple Music on Amazon Fire TV; The Role of Data Metrics for Independent Artists
2019 could mark a sort of return for the final iteration of the beloved music device — which, toward the end more closely resembled a cellular-free iPhone than any of its predecessors.
Apple Music is on Amazon Fire TV — www.engadget.com
Apple Music users in the US can now listen to their tracks on Amazon Fire TVs (or sticks). The news comes only months after Apple Music became available on Echo…
Since the rise of social media and other online platforms like YouTube and Facebook, artists have been able to reach their audiences with more ease and efficiency than ever thought possible.
SoundCloud expands partnership with Global-owned DAX to Canada — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
DAX is already SoundCloud’s exclusive sales partner in the UK
If you grew up during or before the early noughties, the words ‘dial-up’ will strike you with one of two emotions: either extreme dread or the rosy twang of nostalgia. Back then, going on the internet was a laborious undertaking.
Why do musicians keep using Pornhub as a streaming service? — hhhhappy.com
Pornhub, albeit a fantastic alternative destination for banned music like Drill, often isn’t an alternative at all, but the first place artists go to publish their work.
What’s Next For Playlist Innovation? — www.midiaresearch.com
In this era of access to all music and everything about it, I do enjoy reading artist interviews, and pay attention to artists’ views on the modern music industry. What…
The key factors behind K-pop’s global success — qz.com
For decades K-pop has thrived in Asian markets and places like Latin America. But there was always one pop market it couldn’t quite penetrate — the US — until now.
Spotify — the streaming service which has just filed a complaint against Apple with the European competition authorities — is celebrating its first year in Africa.
Spotify CEO blasts Apple’s ‘unfair’ policies that forces a ‘tax’ on rival subscription services — www.cnbc.com
Music streaming giant Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission’s antitrust regulators.
Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engine room of growth, up 30% year on year to reach $9.6 billion.
Pandora is letting advertisers target more specific device types with their messages, including voice-powered smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon Echo, along with gaming consoles and smart TVs.