Issue #192: Why Did Taylor Swift Really Rejoin Spotify?; Smart Speakers are the Future of Audio; Biggest Myths About Music Streaming

Why Did Taylor Swift Really Rejoin Spotify?
Why Did Taylor Swift Really Rejoin Spotify?www.forbes.com
It’s unlikely that even somebody as massively popular as Taylor Swift could chart a smash without Spotify.

Smart Speakers Are The Future Of Audio
Smart Speakers Are The Future Of Audiowww.forbes.com
Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are a wake-up call to brand marketers in multiple industries, including the podcast business.

Pandora Interim CEO on Spotify: "We Don't Need to Go Into Hand-to-Hand Combat"
Pandora Interim CEO on Spotify: "We Don't Need to Go Into Hand-to-Hand Combat"www.hollywoodreporter.com
Naveen Chopra said the internet radio pioneer will compete against subscription music streaming services as the search for new CEO gets underway.

Songs as skills
Songs as skillsmedium.com
Alexa then replies, “Now playing the soundtrack to the motion picture Moana by various artists on Spotify.” Some version of this daily ritual is becoming more prevalent in households all over the…

How to Find Awesome Music from Around the World on Spotify
How to Find Awesome Music from Around the World on Spotifylifehacker.com
No matter where music comes from, it has the power to make you feel, make you think, and make you dance. If you use Spotify, broadening your musical horizons is easy.

The biggest myths about music streaming
The biggest myths about music streaming diymusician.cdbaby.com

4. All streaming services are pretty much the same. This is an easy assumption to make. Find digital music file. Stream it. But there are real differences between the platforms, and it fosters a different experience with each.

Dish is adding multi-room streaming music to its DVR boxes
Dish is adding multi-room streaming music to its DVR boxesbgr.com
TV set-top boxes normally fight with internet modems for the crown of “most boring but necessary electronic thing in your house.” It’s normally big news when a cable company updates its box to power up in less than 20 minutes, let alone add a new feature you’ll actually use.

The location-based music marketing opportunity in Instagram Stories
The location-based music marketing opportunity in Instagram Storiesmedium.com
Recently Instagram rolled out a new feature that lets users discover stories by location from the Explore tab. If you have a music video recorded at recognisable locations in a city (the larger the…

A $1,600 tablet might be the ultimate home music player
A $1,600 tablet might be the ultimate home music playerwww.theverge.com
The Nativ Vita music player looks like a tablet, except all you can do with it is play and control music. The 11.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 touchscreen device has onboard storage to host your digital…

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular
Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popularwww.barrons.com
A new survey found that listeners still prefer more old-school music options.

Future Sounds: Music's Evolving Role In Advertising
Future Sounds: Music's Evolving Role In Advertisingwww.mediapost.com

Of all the art forms, few have the power to stir strong emotions as music. And few have had such an easy and fruitful relationship with advertising.

Queen, Adam Lambert, Universal Music Team for ‘VR The Champions’
Queen, Adam Lambert, Universal Music Team for ‘VR The Champions’variety.com
Queen and Adam Lambert has teamed up with VRTGO, Universal Music Group’s VR platform, for the 360-degree 3-D experience “VR The Champions.”