Issue #212: Goodbye iPod; Esperanza Spalding to Record an Album on Facebook Live

Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes
Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tuneswww.wired.com
Today officially marks the end of Apple’s era of standalone music players.

From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music
From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Musicblog.soprasteria.com
Spotify is constantly and continuously evolving: From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music.

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge
YouTube Red and Google Play Music to mergetechcrunch.com
Google Play Music and YouTube Red will be merged to create a new streaming service, according to a report from The Verge, which Google then essentially..

How SoundCloud Ended Up on the Brink of Disaster
How SoundCloud Ended Up on the Brink of Disasterwww.billboard.com
Amid layoffs that cut 40 percent of the company’s staff, a gathering storm of bad press and a pledge by its founder to soldier on, streaming’s indie darling faces an uncertain future.

Microsoft Finding New Ways To Deploy Its Tech In The Music World
Microsoft Finding New Ways To Deploy Its Tech In The Music Worldwww.forbes.com
Microsoft’s Music x Technology program collaborates with artists to help their tech-driven visions come to life, most recently with the touring show for Washed Out’s multimedia album Mister Mellow.

Jazz star Esperanza Spalding to record an album on Facebook Live
Jazz star Esperanza Spalding to record an album on Facebook Livewww.engadget.com
Other artists keep their music under lock and key until it’s fully polished, but jazz star Esperanza Spalding wants to “rely on improvisation and first instinct…

SiriusXM Quarterly Earnings Rise, Subscribers Hit 32M
SiriusXM Quarterly Earnings Rise, Subscribers Hit 32Mwww.hollywoodreporter.com
The satellite radio firm, led by CEO Jim Meyer, added 466,000 new self-pay subscribers during the quarter.

Momentum Builds For Music Database, But Controversy May Follow
Momentum Builds For Music Database, But Controversy May Followrightstech.com

The music industry has been discussing and debating for years the merits of creating a comprehensive, publicly accessible database of musical works and sound recordings and the ownership information attendant to each — something that does not currently exist.

Deezer ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign challenges musical stereotypes with help from the Bearded Dame
Deezer ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign challenges musical stereotypes with help from the Bearded Damewww.thedrum.com
Deezer is celebrating diverse artists and creatives in its latest marketing campaign, ‘Dare to Discover’. The multi-part series kicks off following the life of ‘the Bearded Dame’ Harnaam Kaur.

ASCAP and BMI Join Forces on Comprehensive Song Database
ASCAP and BMI Join Forces on Comprehensive Song Databasevariety.com
ASCAP and BMI announced today that they will create a single, comprehensive database of musical works from their combined repertories. 

Facebook's Smart Speaker Would Be A Disaster For One Reason
Facebook's Smart Speaker Would Be A Disaster For One Reasonwww.forbes.com
Facebook has a new way to creep on you.