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Issue #370: Spotify: The Rise of the Contextual Playlist; Facebook is Bringing Music Back Into Social Networking

Spotify: The Rise of the Contextual Playlist
Spotify: The Rise of the Contextual Playlistblog.chartmetric.io

In the future will playlists be more content-based or context-based?

Facebook has music deals with every major record label now. Why?
Facebook has music deals with every major record label now. Why?qz.com

It was a music lover’s utopia for a while—an online ecosystem hinged on the love of songs, on the giddy joy of discovering and sharing new riffs and rhythms.

Apple's Eddy Cue: The App Store Is the Next Popularity Benchmark for Music Streaming
Apple's Eddy Cue: The App Store Is the Next Popularity Benchmark for Music Streamingwww.billboard.com

Cue’s emphasis on the App Store as a traffic benchmark for music’s future aligns well with his company’s latest product and mergers and acquisitions moves

Study: Amazon, Google And Good Old Radio Are Winning In The Digital Music Market
Study: Amazon, Google And Good Old Radio Are Winning In The Digital Music Marketwww.forbes.com
The new edition of the influential Infinite Dial research study shows that Amazon’s Alexa-driven digital music strategy is paying off; that YouTube is still the most popular on-demand music service; and that good old AM/FM radio isn’t dead, it’s just moving online.

Babyface launches Good Vibes Music, partners with Spotify for writer camps
Babyface launches Good Vibes Music, partners with Spotify for writer campswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Discovery Song Camp is hosted by Spotify’s Secret Genius initiative that launched last year to celebrate songwriters and producers through multiple global programs.

Apple Investors Should Look at Spotify and Shudder
Apple Investors Should Look at Spotify and Shudderwww.bloomberg.com
The softer side of the business holds out the promise of fatter margins, but it’s not that simple.

Diplo to Produce His Own Exclusive SiriusXM Channel
Diplo to Produce His Own Exclusive SiriusXM Channelplatformandstream.wordpress.com
SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY award winning producer and DJ Diplo will launch his own radio channel, Diplo’s Revolution, exclusively on SiriusXM.

Blockchain Protects Artists in Copyrighting Designs
Blockchain Protects Artists in Copyrighting Designs www.natlawreview.com

Article discusses how blockchain is covered under protected work in Copyright Act, allowing creators to link their work to blockchain, to protect creations.

iHeartMedia Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
iHeartMedia Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protectionwww.billboard.com
The largest U.S. radio company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday as it struggles to deal with its $20 billion debt pile.

Spotify's music catalog now has 160 million people editing it for free
Spotify's music catalog now has 160 million people editing it for freeqz.com
Spotify’s music data—its collection of back-end organizing details such as rights, track names, aliases, tags, and external links—is an unabashed mess.

Uber moment has come for SA music industry
Uber moment has come for SA music industrywww.iol.co.za

The South African music industry is about to be disrupted by the world’s largest global music streaming subscription service, Spotify

The Music Album Is Dead, But Not Everyone's Accepted It Yet
The Music Album Is Dead, But Not Everyone's Accepted It Yetmusic3point0.com
Music consumers are telling artists and bands that they’re no longer interested in the album, but only a select few seem to be listening.

Dubset Forms Strategic Relationship with HFA’s Rumblefish to Unlock Royalties for DJ Mixes, Remixes
Dubset Forms Strategic Relationship with HFA’s Rumblefish to Unlock Royalties for DJ Mixes, Remixesplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Dubset Media announced today its strategic relationship with HFA’s Rumblefish, the best-in-class music licensing and administration company, that will, for the first time, enable the registration and tracking of mechanical royalties for DJ mixes and remixes.

Spotify is coming to Vietnam
Spotify is coming to Vietname.vnexpress.net
No more faking IP addresses, say Vietnamese fans.

Concord Music Makes Investment In Found.ee Marketing Technology
Concord Music Makes Investment In Found.ee Marketing Technologywww.billboard.com
Concord Music has made a minority investment in marketing technology platform found.ee.