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Issue #400: Spotify Pumps Up Free Tier; Pandora Premium on Xbox One; Prince’s Estate Launches Massive ‘Discography’ Website

Spotify Unveils Upgrades for Free Users, Sets Sights On Putting a Dent in Radio's Appeal
Spotify Unveils Upgrades for Free Users, Sets Sights On Putting a Dent in Radio's Appealwww.billboard.com

By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly.

Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One
Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox Onewww.engadget.com
Pandora has dragged its heels expanding its Premium service beyond mobile — a web player only arrived in February, nearly a year after the mobile launch. But n…

Apple's Shazam buy probed as EU targets app's data trove
Apple's Shazam buy probed as EU targets app's data troveadage.com
The EU will investigate whether Apple might get unfair access to commercially sensitive data about users of rival music-streaming services.

Prince’s Estate Launches Massive Website With Videos, Photos, More
Prince’s Estate Launches Massive Website With Videos, Photos, Morevariety.com
The music beat has been in overdrive this week — between Avicii’s tragic death, Coachella, Beychella — and the Prince beat in particular: The run-up to today’s second anniversary of his passing was preceded by the announcement that there will be no criminal charges in his death from an acci…

7digital claims ‘positive’ start to 2018 with new contract wins
7digital claims ‘positive’ start to 2018 with new contract winsmusically.com
B2B digital-music firm 7digital has published a trading update for its business in the first quarter of this year, which it describes as “positive” for the company.

Why Apple’s HomePod May Be Flopping
Why Apple’s HomePod May Be Floppingwww.fastcompany.com
The company may have overplayed the importance of audio quality at the expense of digital assistant smarts.

Rock Out to Curated, Streaming Music from Different Decades and Locations
Rock Out to Curated, Streaming Music from Different Decades and Locationslifehacker.com
If you want to find some jams that were popular in Canada in the 1950s to kick off your weekend—or just want a random assortment of trending songs by era and location for no particular reason—the website Radiooooo is a great interactive trip.

Visualize your music DNA with Data
Visualize your music DNA with Datadeezer.io
At Deezer, we take the world of music and make it personal. That’s why we designed Flow, your personal soundtrack, and a dynamic home page to help you find your perfect tracks in no time.

US Latin Recorded-Music Industry Skyrockets With 37 Percent Growth in 2017 Thanks to Streaming & Crossover Hits
US Latin Recorded-Music Industry Skyrockets With 37 Percent Growth in 2017 Thanks to Streaming & Crossover Hitswww.billboard.com
Latin music revenues in the United States skyrocketed last year, growing 37 percent to $243 million, driven primarily by music streaming, according to the RIAA.

The story of Spotify: Sweden's controversial king of music streaming
The story of Spotify: Sweden's controversial king of music streamingwww.thelocal.se
Has Spotify had a positive or negative impact on the music industry? AFP’s Gaël Branchereau investigates.

Streaming has changed the way we deal with music — let us count the ways
Streaming has changed the way we deal with music — let us count the waysglobalnews.ca
You might be surprised to learn how music streaming is having a profound effect on music fans, the music industry, and artists.