Issue #206: The Secret Hit-Making Power of the Spotify Playlist; Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Hits 1 Billion Impressions

The Secret Hit-Making Power of the Spotify Playlist
The Secret Hit-Making Power of the Spotify Playlistwww.wired.com
By the time a song lands on Today’s Top Hits or other equally popular sets, Spotify has so relentlessly tested it that it almost can’t fail.

Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Hits 1 Billion Impressions
Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Hits 1 Billion Impressionsvariety.com
After months of turbulence, Pandora has some good news: Its Artist Marketing Platform has passed a billion impressions.

Why SoundCloud’s Silence Would Be Deafening
Why SoundCloud’s Silence Would Be Deafeningwww.fastcompany.com
Music fans and artists and many more have a lot to lose if SoundCloud goes the way of Vine.

Akon Is The Latest Musician To Get His Own Music Startup
Akon Is The Latest Musician To Get His Own Music Startupwww.konbini.com

The startup’s mission is to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy.

Germans Still Buy CDs, But Streaming Is Catching On
Germans Still Buy CDs, But Streaming Is Catching Onwww.billboard.com
The music market in Germany grew nearly 3 percent in the first half of 2017, and while CDs still account for 44.7 percent of revenue, streaming jumped 10.3 percent year-over-year.

Nepal Telecom Launches Music Nepal App for Music Streaming
Nepal Telecom Launches Music Nepal App for Music Streamingtechlekh.com

Nepal Telecom in partnership with Music Nepal has launched a music streaming mobile app named “Music Nepal”.

10 Rappers We Wouldn’t Know If It Wasn’t For SoundCloud
10 Rappers We Wouldn’t Know If It Wasn’t For SoundCloud massappeal.com
They say SoundCloud might be gone in 50 days. It’s hard to imagine that’s true. Just take a look at these rappers we wouldn’t know without SC.

BMG Partners with Avid Pro Tools to Offer Strictly Rhythm Producer Loops
BMG Partners with Avid Pro Tools to Offer Strictly Rhythm Producer Loopswww.billboard.com

Major indie music company BMG has partnered with Avid Pro Tools, a studio production tool, to bring the legendary catalog of New York House label Strictly Rhythm to the Avid Marketplace, for the first time ever.

The Spotify checklist for independent musicians
The Spotify checklist for independent musiciansdiymusician.cdbaby.com

By offering unprecedented access to Spotify user data, and by developing tools that will help musicians connect directly with fans on the platform, Spotify is trying to position itself as THE indispensable monetized streaming option.

Can Lyor Cohen bridge the Google 'value gap' at YouTube?
Can Lyor Cohen bridge the Google 'value gap' at YouTube?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

It feels like the back-and-forth between the music industry, Google and various legislative bodies on ‘safe harbor’ has rumbled on for an eternity.

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