Issue #220: The Power of Playlisting; PledgeMusic Launches Amplify; Deezer Heading to Google Home

 The Power of Playlisting
The Power of Playlistingwww.thembj.org

Before the era of streaming services, Internet radio, and digital downloads, it was essential for artists to utilize a label’s resources in order to mass distribute music.

PledgeMusic Launches Amplify, A New Artist Development Platform
PledgeMusic Launches Amplify, A New Artist Development Platformwww.hypebot.com
PledgeMusic has launched a new artist development program dubbed Amplify. It is accepting submissions from “up and coming creatives” for a chance to receive extra support through Pledge Music’s fan-based platform, as well as be eligible for special sponsorship opportunities.

 Brands and the Future of Music
Brands and the Future of Musicwww.thembj.org

Most brands need to rejuvenate themselves periodically, and this is especially true when their commerce is directed to a younger demographic. Music is a catalyst that brings youth aboard, so its value in product marketing is paramount.

8 Creative Approaches to Promoting Your Music with Playlists
8 Creative Approaches to Promoting Your Music with Playlistsblog.landr.com

Playlists are the most important way we listen to music today. Industry estimates show that 1 in every 5 plays happens in a playlist across all streaming platforms.

'Carpool Karaoke' Apple Music Series: Interview With Producers
'Carpool Karaoke' Apple Music Series: Interview With Producerswww.billboard.com
The 20-episode series that sprung from the ‘The Late Late Show’ segment will feature a surprising mix of A-list actors, musicians and athletes belting out your favorite songs on a weekly basis.

Startup AI Music reveals its plans for ‘shape-changing songs'
Startup AI Music reveals its plans for ‘shape-changing songs'musically.com
In January this year, Music Ally spotted a new artificial-intelligence music startup pop up on investment site Angellist: London-based AI Music.

Pandora sort of bounces back after months of chaos
Pandora sort of bounces back after months of chaostechcrunch.com

Pandora is probably breathing a small sigh of relief after months of chaos have still ended with a positive second quarter.

Music streaming platform KKBOX studied listener habits
Music streaming platform KKBOX studied listener habitswww.bandwagon.asia
Over the years, the global music industry has faced many changes due to the rapid technological changes in the world – from the re-emergence of phy…

With A Fresh Spin On The 808, DJs Become Rhythm Composers
With A Fresh Spin On The 808, DJs Become Rhythm Composerswww.npr.org
It’s the Fender Stratocaster of drum machines. More than three decades after the TR-808 forever changed the sound of popular music, its creators are hoping a DJ-friendly update can make history again.

LiveXLive, Cinedigm Partner for Live Music Events, Original Content
LiveXLive, Cinedigm Partner for Live Music Events, Original Contentplatformandstream.com
LiveXLive and Cinedigm have partnered in a worldwide distribution agreement that will give music fans across the globe access to LiveXLive’s live and original video programming.

Deezer is the latest music streaming service heading to Google Home
Deezer is the latest music streaming service heading to Google Home9to5google.com

Google Home’s list of compatible features and services has been steadily growing ever since its release, and the latest addition to Google’s smart speaker is Deezer – the fifth music streaming option – which joins Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify.