Issue #190: Why Spotify Should Become A Social Network; Will Pandora Survive?

Why Spotify Should Become A Social Network
Why Spotify Should Become A Social Networkwww.fastcompany.com
We know: The last thing the world needs is another social app competing for our brain space. But hear us out. There’s a good reason for this one.

Pandora's radio service revolutionized music but its chances of surviving look shaky in an Apple  and Spotify world
Pandora's radio service revolutionized music but its chances of surviving look shaky in an Apple and Spotify worldqz.com
You know the myth. Pandora, a fallible human created by the gods, opens a box without knowing the full consequences, and her actions change the course of civilization.

Bob Seger's classic hits flourish in his first week of streaming
Bob Seger's classic hits flourish in his first week of streamingwww.freep.com
“Night Moves” and “Against the Wind” topped the spins as the Detroit star made his long-awaited streaming debut

Why Tesla music-streaming service makes sense
Why Tesla music-streaming service makes sensewww.businessinsider.com
The service is unnamed, but we’re going to suggest “Tesla Tunes” over “Tesla Music.” Regardless, it’s brilliant.

The music may be over for Pandora's CEO
The music may be over for Pandora's CEOmoney.cnn.com
Shares of streaming radio company Pandora popped after Recode reported CEO Tim Westergren is stepping down.

Spotify Dreams of the Big Time Might Yet Be Shattered
Spotify Dreams of the Big Time Might Yet Be Shatteredwww.bloomberg.com
Daniel Ek has a beautiful product, but he needs to make the numbers sing.

What New Technology Awaits Audiophiles?
What New Technology Awaits Audiophiles?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks at the implications of new technological advancements…

Music royalties firm Hipgnosis to float as streaming takes off
Music royalties firm Hipgnosis to float as streaming takes offwww.standard.co.uk

A music royalties fund advised by guitarist Nile Rodgers is tuning up for a float next month as it hopes to cash in on the music-streaming revolution. Hipgnosis Songs Fund is raising £200 million to snap up rights to songs by artists and make money from royalties.

TuneCore Artists Close in on Milestone of One Billion Dollars in Revenue
TuneCore Artists Close in on Milestone of One Billion Dollars in Revenueplatformandstream.com
TuneCore today announced that its artists are approaching the groundbreaking milestone of earning $1 billion in revenue solely from downloads and streams.

From Soundwave to Spotify
From Soundwave to Spotifythemission.co

Brendan O’Driscoll co-founded social music discovery app Soundwave with fellow-Irishmen — cousin Aidan Sliney, and Craig Watson. As CEO, Brendan was instrumental in taking the app from idea to implementation,and with backing from some of Silicon Valley’s elite including Mark Cuban and Steve Wozniak, Brendan and his Dublin-based team went on to sell the business to Spotify last year.