Issue #201: What if Spotify’s Daily Mix Was a Standalone Product?; How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music

What if Spotify turned Daily Mix into a standalone product?
What if Spotify turned Daily Mix into a standalone product?www.musicxtechxfuture.com
Implementing the obvious missing feature could point to a new product direction for Spotify.

How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music
How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Musictheringer.com
Streaming giant SoundCloud laid off 40 percent of its staff Thursday, but losing the streaming service would change how both artists and listeners experience music

Blockchain: the music industry’s saviour or a false prophet?
Blockchain: the music industry’s saviour or a false prophet?musically.com
At any point in time, there is a latest and greatest new product, technique, form of exercise, diet and so on that will be the answer to all our problems.

The Mighty — an iPod shuffle for Spotify — finally arrives for $85
The Mighty — an iPod shuffle for Spotify — finally arrives for $85www.theverge.com
Take Spotify on a run and leave your phone at home.

Nashville music data startup Jammber strikes deal with Nielsen Music
Nashville music data startup Jammber strikes deal with Nielsen Musicwww.tennessean.com
Nashville music technology startup Jammber has struck a critical agreement with Nielsen Music that will enhance data tracking for the music industry.

Beyond lip-syncing videos: Musical.ly pushes into professionally produced shows
Beyond lip-syncing videos: Musical.ly pushes into professionally produced showsdigiday.com
Musical.ly, which has been mostly known for its singing and lip-synching videos, is now betting on original shows made by Hearst, NBC, MTV and others.

Spotify thinks people who always listen to the same songs are more likely to buy energy drinks
Spotify thinks people who always listen to the same songs are more likely to buy energy drinkswww.theverge.com
Spotify just released a new widget called Spotify.Me, which quantifies your music-listening habits into hard data. It’s not really for consumers (I don’t need Spotify to tell me I listen to a lot…

Jay-Z Needs To Give Up On His App
Jay-Z Needs To Give Up On His Appwww.forbes.com
Jay-Z uses exclusivity windows as weapons in the streaming music wars.

Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music
Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music9to5mac.com

Apple today announced that it is adding PayPal as a new payment method to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore and Apple Music services.

Welcome to the future: Spotify poaches AI music expert from Sony
Welcome to the future: Spotify poaches AI music expert from Sonywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

MBW has learned that Spotify has hired François Pachet – one of the world’s foremost experts on the application of Artificial Intelligence in the world of popular music