Issue #259: How Instagram Became The Music Industry’s Most Powerful Weapon; Spotify Creates ‘Time Capsule’ Playlist

How Instagram Became The Music Industry’s Most Powerful Weapon
How Instagram Became The Music Industry’s Most Powerful Weaponwww.fastcompany.com
Led by Beyoncé’s former digital guru, Instagram wants to help artists make the most of its music-obsessed users.

Tom Petty’s Music Genome: The Traits That Define His Legacy
Tom Petty’s Music Genome: The Traits That Define His Legacymedium.com
In the wake of Tom Petty’s death on Monday, in hundreds of remembrances and obituaries, the rock legend’s songs have been called everything from succinct to great driving music.

Spotify Creates 'Time Capsule' Playlist to Satisfy Your Nostalgic Cravings
Spotify Creates 'Time Capsule' Playlist to Satisfy Your Nostalgic Cravingswww.billboard.com
Spotify’s latest personalized playlist looks to capitalize on your nostalgic side. The music streaming leader has unveiled “Your Time Capsule,” a 30-song playlist that gathers tracks it believes will transport you back to your teens and early twenties — a “trip down memory lane,” as it were.

Cardi B's Billboard Reign Isn't a Fluke—It's Streaming Supremacy
Cardi B's Billboard Reign Isn't a Fluke—It's Streaming Supremacywww.wired.com
The New York rapper’s smash “Bodak Yellow” holds on to its number-one Billboard spot, thanks in part to the rise of the playlist

How Streaming Revolutionized Rap's Album Rollouts On The Road To No. 1
How Streaming Revolutionized Rap's Album Rollouts On The Road To No. 1 interlochenpublicradio.org
Hip-hop may reign supreme in 2017, but it took several years of a digital revolution to shift dominance from music corporations, empower artists and

Abbey Road Studios Launches Its First-Ever App Today On iOS.
Abbey Road Studios Launches Its First-Ever App Today On iOS.www.forbes.com
This brand new app form the world-famous Abbey Road Studios enable fledgling musicians to capture their musical ideas on iOS devices and to sketch out songs for working up into finished songs in the studio.

Blockchain Power to Build Next Generation of Live Music Stars Through Viberate
Blockchain Power to Build Next Generation of Live Music Stars Through Viberatecointelegraph.com
Managing the live music ecosystem, Viberate aims to create a Blockchain Marketplace

More Changes Come To Live Streaming
More Changes Come To Live Streamingmusic3point0.com
Two recent acquisitions in the live streaming world show how difficult the online streaming world can be.