The Proposed Tesla Music Service Might Not Be What Everyone Thinks — www.forbes.com
The rumored Tesla streaming music service may actually be real, but it might not be what everyone expects.
The Moby Problem: open letter to Matt Ogle’s successor at Spotify — medium.com
I’ve figured out exactly why Spotify keeps recommending me Moby. I’ve also figured out what types of user behaviour can discourage a recommendation system from continuing to recommend certain music…
Spotify's new Facebook Messenger feature takes it a step closer to becoming what MySpace could have been — qz.com
Since MySpace’s fall, music has been almost entirely absent from social media. In their current interactions, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat all lack a convenient way to share music amongst friends, the way that MySpace once encouraged.
The Wild West of Record Deals: With Industry in Flux, Labels and Artists Shake Things Up — www.billboard.com
Amid the changing economics of the music industry, both labels and artists are venturing away from standard contracts, experimenting with new ideas and fresh approaches.
Music Glue CEO: 'Music retail will be dominated by artist-direct approach within five years' — www.musicweek.com
Mark Meharry tells Music Week his thoughts on the industry’s e-commerce landscape as his company celebrates its tenth birthday.
Audioboom claims 68% of its podcast listeners are listening to less radio — www.thedrum.com
Podcast platform AudioBoom has released research into its listeners’ consumption habits, painting a picture of the wider spoken-word broadcast industry.
Meet the Orwells, trying to make it big in a music industry turned upside-down — www.washingtonpost.com
Meet the Orwells, trying to make it big in a music industry turned upside-down
Spotify Wants You to Create Playlists on Facebook Messenger — www.billboard.com
Two months after Spotify added a bot inside Facebook’s wildly popular Messenger app, helping users search and share songs, the music streaming service is making it easy for friends to collaborate on new playlists, all while chatting.
The Weeknd knows as well as anyone that streaming isn’t the future of music–it’s the present.