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“Streaming Has Officially Taken Over the Music Business.” That was TIME Magazine’s headline in March ’16. We couldn’t agree more! What better time to dive in to All Things Music Streaming with Platform & Stream.
Celebrating the start of the MLB season, TuneIn offers wall-to-wall coverage of all 12 Opening Day matchups to TuneIn Premium subscribers – giving baseball fans from around the world the ability to listen to the radio play-by-play call of their favorite team, wherever they are. In addition, MLB on TuneIn LIVE, Presented by Esurance is back for its second season with a special “Opening Day Marathon” edition offering more than 10 hours of live baseball coverage, tapping into live games happening around the league, providing highlights and instant analysis.
To celebrate Opening Day, MLB on TuneIn LIVE will have an all-star line-up with host Holden Kushner being joined by a rotation of MLB analysts including: 21-year veteran pitcher LaTroy ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, former Dodgers General Manager and current team advisor Ned Colletti, former MLB catcher J.P Arencibia, 15-year veteran relief pitcher Jeff Nelson and more.
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Released over the weekend after much delay, Drake’s More Life project is setting records across the board on streaming platforms. The Canadian artist described More Life as ‘a body of work bridging the gap between major releases’ and positioned the release as neither a mixtape nor an album, but rather ‘a playlist’.
This, however, did not stop the release claiming Ed Sheeran’s record for the best one day streams for any artist: 76,355,041, compared with Sheeran’s total of 68,695,172 following the release of Divide.
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Daniel Ek’s Brilliant Minds conference will return to Sweden on June 8—9 as part of Symposium Stockholm.
The event claims to gather the world’s “edgiest creators and purposeful leaders”. It was launched in 2015 by Ek and Ash Pournouri, then-manager of Avicii and CEO and founder of At Night Management (pictured).
Although select individuals ‘who are leaders in their fields’ received an invitation that year, those with less ‘brilliant minds’ could buy a ticket to the inaugural event for $2,900.
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LiveXLive, a leader in premium live music video streaming, has entered into an exclusive multiyear agreement with JBTV, a leading source of music programming for the past thirty years.
LiveXLive has acquired the distribution rights to over 2,500 hours of exclusive content including live performances, interviews, behind the scenes footage and fully produced HD shows from JBTV, including many of the biggest artists in the music industry. Under the agreement, LXL will also live stream multiple artist concerts and interviews from JBTV on a weekly basis. This will supplement LXL’s internally produced original programming of unique, edgy music content from its LXL branded studios.
“This partnership with JBTV enhances our vast catalog of content across all genres of music. LiveXLive will continue to acquire and build content around music and music lifestyle including original programming, iconic interviews, shows, and documentaries,” said Blake Indursky, LiveXLive Vice Chairman. “The JBTV relationship is another important step in laying the foundation for the launch of our subscription service at the end of this year, providing consumers with a unique experience as an authentic music destination with content from artists across all genres.”
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It’s no surprise the music industry hasn’t provided a successful or revolutionary solution to the dissolving revenue streams and profit margins as consumers change their consumption patterns. Why would they be any different to the media and news companies, telco or transportation services (i.e. Uber) where users continue to go over the top direct to the utility they wish to consume?
Music streaming services today operate in a very noisy market that lacks differentiation. The formula to date has been relatively straight forward: secure licensing for songs, build a platform through which people can access songs, after which they are either served advertising during the content (lite version) or choose to pay a monthly fee (premium) to remove ads and have a clean content consumption experience.
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