John Hancock, Spotify Give Runners Everywhere Access to Custom Playlists and Tips from Some of the World’s Fastest Marathoners

John Hancock and Spotify are giving runners a new way to push through their finish line. John Hancock’s experience gives users the opportunity to create a custom playlist and get motivational tips from Boston Marathon’s John Hancock Elite Athlete Team, made up of some of the fastest runners in the world. Spotify listeners can visit […]

Issue #364: Spotify in South Africa; Deezer Now Works with Amazon Alexa; End of iTunes?

Spotify To Launch In South Africa — www.forbes.com Music streaming service Spotify will launch in South Africa this month. Deezer now works with Amazon Alexa — www.theverge.com Deezer Premium+ users will also be able to take advantage of Deezer’s Flow feature, which plays “a never-ending personal soundtrack” directly through Alexa voice commands. Sony to Share […]

Issue #355: Spotify Close to ‘Creating Its First Physical Products’; Pandora Gets Personal to Win Back Listeners, Advertisers

Spotify Close to 'Creating Its First Physical Products' — www.billboard.com Spotify’s long-known plan to create its own streaming device appears to ramping up, if several recent job postings are any indication. Lyor Cohen on YouTube: ‘The music industry will recognise us as a huge value contributor’ — musically.com Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music, […]

Issue #338: Spotify’s Power Move; New Streaming-First Indie Label Debuts; CRB Raises Payout Rate from Music Streaming Services

Can Spotify Pull Off Music's Power Move? — www.hollywoodreporter.com The Swedish streaming giant plots world domination, but it must navigate the obstacles that result from cutting corners in its quest for rapid growth. Former Head of WMG's Global Playlist Strategy Launches Humble Angel Records, New Streaming-First Indie Label — www.billboard.com How do you run a […]