Issue #225: How Spotify Playlists Create Hits; Electric Jukebox Debuts New Music Service; Can Hi-Res Music Hit the Right Note?

How Spotify Playlists Create Hits
How Spotify Playlists Create Hitswww.rollingstone.com
Read how Spotify’s playlists are influencing the pop ecosystem by creating hits and breaking new artists.

Electric Jukebox launches new music service for all the family
Electric Jukebox launches new music service for all the familywww.completemusicupdate.com

The founder of MusicStation, Rara and Electric Jukebox has another new digital music service for you all.

Tuning Up: Tackling the Ever-Growing Complexity of Music Rights
Tuning Up: Tackling the Ever-Growing Complexity of Music Rightsrightstech.com

The fragmented and often opaque ownership of musical works and sound recordings has confounded industry participants and would-be licensees for decades.

SiriusXM Launches 1990s/2000s Rock Stations Turbo, PopRocks
SiriusXM Launches 1990s/2000s Rock Stations Turbo, PopRockswww.billboard.com
PopRocks specializes in ’90s/’00s pop rock, while Turbo reps hard rock from the ’90s and early ’00s.

Spotify Removes Hate Music as Streaming Companies Struggle to Police Their Tunes
Spotify Removes Hate Music as Streaming Companies Struggle to Police Their Tuneswww.billboard.com
Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist “hate bands” by the Southern Poverty Law Center three years ago.

How home speakers have adapted as more people turn to streaming music
How home speakers have adapted as more people turn to streaming musicwww.washingtonpost.com
The newest models are wireless and can be controlled from any room in the house.

Power of Personality Drives Podcast Migration
Power of Personality Drives Podcast Migrationwww.mediavillage.com
A recent Netflix original film, The Incredible Jessica James, features actress/comedienne Jessica Williams, co-host of the popular WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson.

The music industry uses your social data to predict it’s next big artists
The music industry uses your social data to predict it’s next big artiststhenextweb.com

Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod. Since then, most music fans have understood this has radically changed how they listen to music.

The Music Industry Guide to Blockchain
The Music Industry Guide to Blockchainblog.paperchain.io
There’s a lot of discussion in the music industry right now around transparency and rights management. This is in tandem with a discussion on how this would be implemented, and at the moment that…

Can hi-res music hit the right note?
Can hi-res music hit the right note?www.bbc.com
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Elvis Presley’s Most-Streamed Songs on YouTube, Pandora, Spotify
Elvis Presley’s Most-Streamed Songs on YouTube, Pandora, Spotifyvariety.com
Variety has received lists of Elvis Presley’s most-streamed songs — and where in the world he’s most popular — from YouTube, Spotify and Pandora.