Issue #202: Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots; Winamp’s Woes: The New Streaming World

Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots
Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spotswww.billboard.com

As artists and their record labels try to muscle their way to the top of the streaming charts, Spotify calls all hands on deck to field the promotional onslaught.

Winamp’s Woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself
Winamp’s Woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itselfarstechnica.com
15 years on, Winamp “still lives”—but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.

The New Streaming World
The New Streaming Worldwww.washingtonpost.com
Meet the Orwells, trying to make it big in a music industry turned upside-down

Blockchain-Based Music Sharing Platform Aims At Putting Musicians At Helm
Blockchain-Based Music Sharing Platform Aims At Putting Musicians At Helmcointelegraph.com
Blockchain-based music ecosystem Musiconomi announces crowdsale of new Token, MCI.

How Danny Ocean Became A Streaming Sensation
How Danny Ocean Became A Streaming Sensationwww.thefader.com
After a boost from Spotify, Danny Ocean’s song “Me Rehúso” caught worldwide attention—and got the independent artist signed.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich: We've Embraced All The Music Streaming Options Out There
Metallica's Lars Ulrich: We've Embraced All The Music Streaming Options Out Therewww.blabbermouth.net
Dickerman of the WJRR 101.1 radio station in Orlando, Florida recently conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich.

After big layoffs SoundCloud founder says its strategy is now to ‘take back control’
After big layoffs SoundCloud founder says its strategy is now to ‘take back control’techcrunch.com

SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung gave his first major public interview to me today at Tech Open Air Berlin.

10 hidden features of Spotify you need to know
10 hidden features of Spotify you need to knowwww.cnet.com
Master Spotify with these tips.

Lyor Cohen Details YouTube's Product Plans For 2017
Lyor Cohen Details YouTube's Product Plans For 2017www.hypebot.com
YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen sat down with the board of directors of A2IM recently and detailed the video channel’s priorities and product plans for 2017.

Spotify apparently testing a driving mode with voice control, larger buttons
Spotify apparently testing a driving mode with voice control, larger buttonswww.digitaltrends.com
Spotify looks to be testing out a new driving mode feature that comes with larger buttons and, one day, voice control.

Who is in line to replace Tim Westergren at Pandora?
Who is in line to replace Tim Westergren at Pandora?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

With Westergren and two other top execs (President Mike Herring; CMO Nick Bartle) gone, it’s all change at the company. For one thing, SiriusXM will soon chose its own representative to become the Chairman of Pandora’s board.