Issue 193: Why 2017 is the Year of Reckoning for the Streaming Music Business; How A Music App Can Help Dish Network

Why 2017 is the Year of Reckoning for the Streaming Music Business
Why 2017 is the Year of Reckoning for the Streaming Music Businesswww.fastcompany.com
Can Spotify make a profit? Will Tidal and SoundCloud survive? Streaming music is on the verge of its moment of truth.

iHeartMedia Inks Deal to Integrate Audio Into Layer3 TV Service
iHeartMedia Inks Deal to Integrate Audio Into Layer3 TV Servicewww.billboard.com
iHeartMedia will integrate its digital radio and on-demand streaming products into Layer3 TV’s television service, Billboard has learned.

Meet Tuma Basa, The Mastermind Behind Spotify's 'Rap Caviar' Playlist
Meet Tuma Basa, The Mastermind Behind Spotify's 'Rap Caviar' Playlistgenius.com

“Streaming is like the Atari era in video gaming. It’s just gonna get bigger.”

How A Music App Can Help Dish Network
How A Music App Can Help Dish Networkwww.forbes.com

Recently, Dish Network launched Dish Music, a mobile app which allows customers to sync music throughout their home via a central control..

Apple Music Personalized Playlist Chill, Algorithmic And Editorial
Apple Music Personalized Playlist Chill, Algorithmic And Editorialtechcrunch.com
This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’..

‘A proxy for personality?’: How Spotify is using music data to understand how its users behave
‘A proxy for personality?’: How Spotify is using music data to understand how its users behavemumbrella.com.au
While many organisations struggle to corral and verify the data for their customers, streaming platform Spotify has the opposite problem – how to make the

Do you listen to music in stereo?
Do you listen to music in stereo?www.cnet.com
The Audiophiliac ponders whether stereo is all that important for the enjoyment of music.

MelodyVR strikes partnership with Microsoft – funding included
MelodyVR strikes partnership with Microsoft – funding includedmusically.com
Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR has announced its latest partnership: with Microsoft. The deal includes marketing and funding for the company

Twitter suspends accounts of The Fader and other popular music sites
Twitter suspends accounts of The Fader and other popular music siteswww.theverge.com
Suspensions are rare for big publications

Inside Spotify’s Financials: Is There a Path to Profitability Or an IPO?
Inside Spotify’s Financials: Is There a Path to Profitability Or an IPO?www.billboard.com
As Spotify continues to scale (50 million users) yet not make a profit (its net loss doubled to $568M), the streaming service is faced with many paths towards profitability (including renegotiating royalty rates) and having its long-awaited IPO.

The Rise and Rise of the Podcast
The Rise and Rise of the Podcastblog.audioboom.com
Podcasts are fast becoming the spoken-word choice for the younger people, enabling big brands and advertisers to target a thriving audience.

Cue sad playlist: Pandora departures point to uncertain future
Cue sad playlist: Pandora departures point to uncertain futureventurebeat.com
Capping a tumultuous year for the music-streaming pioneer, Pandora is losing founder and CEO Tim Westergren as well as its president and chief marketing officer.