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Issue #402: The Triumph of the Subscription Model; Fleetwood Mac on SiriusXM; Bandsintown Integrates Apple Music; Pandora in Atlanta

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners
Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listenerswww.wired.com
The streaming company proved it could get the Napster generation to subscribe. But will Spotify’s paywall make it profitable?

Fleetwood Mac Channel Coming to SiriusXM
Fleetwood Mac Channel Coming to SiriusXMwww.billboard.com

After having to deal with Lindsey Buckingham’s departure, looking for replacements and announcing a North American tour, Fleetwood Mac prove they’re stronger than ever, especially now as they launch a SiriusXM channel on May 1.

Bandsintown integrates Apple Music for in-app streaming
Bandsintown integrates Apple Music for in-app streamingwww.engadget.com
If you’re like me, looking at your local concert listings is usually accompanied by blasting the music of the bands you encounter along the way. That task typic…

Music streaming giant Pandora announces Atlanta expansion
Music streaming giant Pandora announces Atlanta expansionwww.underthegeorgiasun.com

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Pandora will expand its presence and create 250 jobs in Atlanta over the next three years.

Spotify streaming comes to Sky Q boxes
Spotify streaming comes to Sky Q boxes www.engadget.com
Spotify is available on Sky Q from today, letting you play music via your Sky Soundbox or stream music to your TV speakers via AirPlay or Bluetooth. It’s the fi…

YouTube Remix Promises Changes to Google Streaming Music
YouTube Remix Promises Changes to Google Streaming Musicfortune.com
Google could be working on a new effort, called YouTube Remix, that would dramatically change its streaming-music efforts.

”Now That’s What I Call Music!”: from 1983 to today
”Now That’s What I Call Music!”: from 1983 to todayquartzy.qz.com
If aliens find any record of our civilization, let it be one of these annual music compilations.

Music marketing in the streaming age: ‘Using the artists here is important’
Music marketing in the streaming age: ‘Using the artists here is important’musically.com
Against a backdrop of streaming being hailed – again – as the major driver behind the record industry’s slow but steady return to growth in the IFPI’s numbers for 2017, the importance of streaming services as marketing platforms was the theme of the opening panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in New York.

Sonos files for an IPO that may value the company at $3 billion
Sonos files for an IPO that may value the company at $3 billionwww.theverge.com
Sonos has confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC indicating it plans to hold an IPO as soon as this summer, according to a report today from The Wall Street Journal. The report says Sonos may be valued around $2.5 to $3 billion as a result.

Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnership
Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnershipwww.bizcommunity.com
Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming service announces the first radio partnership in South Africa with Hot 91.9 FM…

These five tricks will make your Spotify Discover Weekly playlists bang every week
These five tricks will make your Spotify Discover Weekly playlists bang every weekwww.shortlist.com

Good grief music is exhausting these days, isn’t it?

Music label sues Spotify over playlists -- and might have a case
Music label sues Spotify over playlists — and might have a casefortune.com
Some Spotify users make playlists that mirror compilation albums issued by Ministry of Sound, which the label calls infringement.

iHeart Names First EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue
iHeart Names First EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenuewww.radioworld.com
iHeartMedia Hires Justin Nesci for EVP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue along with Aaron Hyland for Baltimore market president