Issue #233: Pandora Partners With Fitbit; Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industry; Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Future

Pandora Partners With Fitbit Smartwatch As Exclusive Music Streamer
Pandora Partners With Fitbit Smartwatch As Exclusive Music Streamerwww.hypebot.com

Pandora has partnered with Fitbit as the exclusive music streaming provider for their new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industry
Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industryvariety.com
NMPA president/CEO David Israelite responded to YouTube head of music Lyor Cohen’s recent blog post.

How Pitchfork Plans On Creating A VR Presence With Its New Music Channel
How Pitchfork Plans On Creating A VR Presence With Its New Music Channelwww.alistdaily.com

Pitchfork is positioning its online music magazine and video strategy in the immersive vertical of virtual reality.

Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?
Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?www.nytimes.com
If the music-streaming service disappeared, a culture might vanish too. A conversation about where the tech and culture worlds collide, on Popcast.

Lessons from the WiMPs who created TIDAL
Lessons from the WiMPs who created TIDALwww.kjartanslette.com
This text is intended to shed some light of the early mistakes at WiMP (now TIDAL) and how the Norwegian startup ecosystem can avoid some of the same mistakes.

Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Future
Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Futurethemerkle.com

More and more people these days want to get paid for their work in cryptocurrencies. While individuals can and do use payroll services to accomplish this, some would prefer to be paid directly in cryptocurrency without the need for a middleman.

Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Digital Power Players, Guiding the Future in Music and Tech
Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Digital Power Players, Guiding the Future in Music and Techwww.billboard.com
As streaming drives the $15.7 billion global music business, these 50 executives, deep in data and from every industry sector, are on the cutting edge of music and tech.

Spotify’s VP of Growth: CRM is much more than off-the-shelf software
Spotify’s VP of Growth: CRM is much more than off-the-shelf softwaremartechtoday.com
For Mayur Gupta, everything a digitally based brand does revolves around understanding what the customer needs, and when.

Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video Tops Adele's Vevo Record
Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video Tops Adele's Vevo Recordwww.billboard.com
Another day, another new record set by Taylor Swift. The singer’s new ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ video is on track to break Vevo’s 24-hour record, which was most recently held by Adele’s ‘Hello’ video.

Merlin Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Indie Sector Since Launch
Merlin Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Indie Sector Since Launchwww.billboard.com
Since launching in May 2008, Merlin has paid out $1 billion to its 20,000 independent record labels and distributors in 53 countries around the world.