Issue #214: Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?; Spotify Has 60 Million Subscribers

Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?
Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?blog.dataart.com

From streaming services and on-demand music platforms to connected cars and other IoT devices, is traditional radio taking a backseat to the internet for introducing new artists to the world?

Spotify Has 60 Million Subscribers
Spotify Has 60 Million Subscribersfortune.com
Spotify now has 60 million paying subscribers, adding 10 million subscribers in less than five months.

Sirius XM CEO on Pandora: ‘We really want to get under the hood’
Sirius XM CEO on Pandora: ‘We really want to get under the hood’musically.com
US satellite-radio firm Sirius XM announced its latest quarterly financial results overnight, with more positive metrics for its service’s growth.

7digital Expands to the Skies With In-Flight Music As Revenues Grow
7digital Expands to the Skies With In-Flight Music As Revenues Growwww.billboard.com
Digital services company 7digital has signed what it describes as a “first of its kind” deal with one of the world’s leading in-flight entertainment providers, Global Eagle Entertainment, to bring its music offering to the skies.

Mycelia talks blockchain music: “Artists want to understand...
Mycelia talks blockchain music: “Artists want to understand…musically.com
The first time Music Ally heard about Mycelia was in July 2015, when musician Imogen Heap talked to Forbes about her hopes for blockchain music.

Baeble Music Joins Sling TV Lineup
Baeble Music Joins Sling TV Lineupwww.broadcastingcable.com

Wurl, the company behind a platform that enables OTT “channels” to be integrated into MVPD set-top guides, said it is powering a new Baeble Music TV channel that debuted July 26 on Sling TV.

Downloads will soon be making less money than 'free' streaming platforms in France
Downloads will soon be making less money than 'free' streaming platforms in Francewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Revenues generated by France’s recorded music market dropped by 2.3% year-on-year in the first half of 2017.

Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting
Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hostingtechcrunch.com
SoundCloud is on shaky financial footing, saying it only has enough money to last a few more months unless someone buys or invests in it. That’s sure to cause..

Pandora Is Shutting Down Its Operations In Australia & New Zealand
Pandora Is Shutting Down Its Operations In Australia & New Zealandwww.forbes.com
The popular online radio service will no longer be accessible in two of the three countries it was available in.

Cheaper data, streaming platforms drive India’s international music consumption - Livemint
Cheaper data, streaming platforms drive India’s international music consumption – Livemintwww.livemint.com
Cheaper data and a proliferation of streaming platforms have helped shoot up international music consumption in the country

What's the Biggest Issue Facing Country Music In 2017? Execs Weigh In
What's the Biggest Issue Facing Country Music In 2017? Execs Weigh Inwww.billboard.com
We asked Nashville Power Players, “What is the biggest issue facing country music in 2017?”