Issue #232: Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yet; Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Era

Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yet
Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yetwww.billboard.com
As the industry awaits Spotify’s stock market entry — and the sector itself reaches for the mainstream consumer — the major players usher in new leadership, products and incentives.

Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Era
Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Erawww.billboard.com
In a streaming world, one of the industry’s most traditionally dominant genres struggles to keep up.

Elon Musk Responds to Tesla Music Streaming Service Speculation
Elon Musk Responds to Tesla Music Streaming Service Speculationfuturism.com
A report from a “Tesla tinkerer” who is known to pick apart Tesla’s software code has discovered a possible music streaming service called “TTunes.”

Fanburst could be the future of music platforms
Fanburst could be the future of music platformsmedium.com
If you’re not familiar with Fanburst, it’s the latest in a long line of Soundcloud alternatives that have emerged in the past couple of years.

Dolby is now designing speakers for laptops
Dolby is now designing speakers for laptopswww.theverge.com

It’s no longer just about the software.

It may look retro, but the Ruark R7 MkIII has Spotify inside, and a lot more
It may look retro, but the Ruark R7 MkIII has Spotify inside, and a lot morewww.digitaltrends.com
The retro Ruark R7 audio system provides a complete musical experience with Spotify Connect, AptX HD Bluetooth, a CD player, radio, and more.

Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of 'Look'
Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of 'Look'www.billboard.com

Taylor Swift set a new global first-day streaming record with her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which logged more than 8 million same-day streams, Spotify said Saturday.

Music streaming: a beginner's guide
Music streaming: a beginner's guidewww.gramophone.co.uk

The music industry observers seem to have already called it: streaming is taking over the world, and the days of ‘physical media’ – music on discs – are numbered.

Is “platform” the right metaphor for the technology companies that dominate digital media?
Is “platform” the right metaphor for the technology companies that dominate digital media?www.niemanlab.org
Metaphors don’t just highlight a comparison — they also downplay the aspects they don’t capture. And “platform” papers over some of the big questions social media raises.

Policy coming to protect online music
Policy coming to protect online musicjamaica-gleaner.com
Digital platforms on which artistes worldwide are able to share their music have seen significant growth in recent years.