New Billboard Chart Changes Give Another Reason to Pay for Streaming Services — www.savingcountrymusic.com
Now there is an entirely new reason to consider transitioning from ad-based streaming to a paid account, and it’s based off the greater commitment paid
Many Of The Biggest Tech Companies Simply Can’t Compete When It Comes To Streaming Music — www.forbes.com
A company may have a well-known name, it may be powerful, it might be innovative and it may have an annual revenue stream that rivals some smaller countries, but that doesn’t mean that everything will always work out, especially when it comes to new technologies that many in the world are still getting used to.…
Secret Weapon In Pink's Chart-Topping Strategy: Visiting Spotify Offices Around the World — www.billboard.com
There were a number of factors that helped Pink land a No. 1 album this week, from a concert ticket/album sale redemption promotion to the music itself.
It’s a phrase that’s becoming more and more important these days. And for good reason too. In a recent poll, NME ranked social media (26%) just behind playing live (51%) as the most important channel for musicians looking to get their music heard.
Sonos Starts Grant Program to Support Future of Music — variety.com
Sonos is giving money to non-profits that fight against censorship and for artists’ rights.
The Apple Watch: Making Music Streaming Much Easier for Certain Types of People — www.billboard.com
A review of the Apple Watch Series 3, the first version to have functionality with Apple Music and its 40 million-song on-demand catalog and suite of Beats 1 radio stations, as well as cellular capabilities that allow the user to text and make phone calls even without Wi-Fi or a phone nearby.
Streaming and lyric translation will push Latin music to new heights — musically.com
Earlier this week, the RIAA revealed that US (recorded) revenues from Latin American music had grown by 44% in the first half of 2017.
Spotify To Honor 'Legendary Genius' Rick Rubin — www.hypebot.com
Spotify will honor super producer Rick Rubin as the first recipient of the Legendary Genius Award at its inaugural Secret Genius Awards. It will be presented to him by singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.