Issue #270: JOOX a Big Hit in South Africa; Naver, YG at Work on New Music Streaming Platform

JOOX a Big Hit in South Africa

Tencent Africa’s brand new music streaming app JOOX, that enables South Africans to listen to music wherever they are, is now also jam-packed with Afrikaans music hits.

Brett Loubser, CEO of Tencent Africa Services, says JOOX has already surpassed other music streaming services in the four other markets into which it has been released.

Naver, YG Entertainment begin work on new global music service platform
Naver, YG Entertainment begin work on new global music service platformm.koreaherald.com

South Korean internet giant Naver and YG Entertainment said Wednesday that they would begin preparations to jointly build a new global music service platform by pooling their technologies, resources and global influence.

TiVo Brings Powerful Music Metadata to BuzzAngle Music
TiVo Brings Powerful Music Metadata to BuzzAngle Musicplatformandstream.com

The combination of data analytics from BuzzAngle Music embedded with Music Metadata from TiVo directly connects consumption to recommendations, providing some of the most accurate and unique research findings currently available in the industry.

VOISE to Launch Decentralized Streaming and Download Platform
VOISE to Launch Decentralized Streaming and Download Platformthemerkle.com

The platform will bring music artist, lovers, and listeners together in their common love for music and has received strong support from Grammy-nominated, independent artist Carolyn Malachi and DJ sensation, Jinco.

AM/FM Radio finding a new place in the audio landscape: Pandora research
AM/FM Radio finding a new place in the audio landscape: Pandora research radioinfo.com.au
A study of American audio consumption by music streaming service Pandora has, not unexpectedly, talked up the growth of music streaming and podcasting, but has also acknowledged that traditional analog broadcast radio is still strong, but is “finding a new place in the audio landscape.”

Copyright: A Worldwide Audience Is Watching
Copyright: A Worldwide Audience Is Watchingwww.copyright.com
In quite a short time, copyright has come to be seen by many as an inhibitor to creativity and innovation instead of the enabler and protector it once was.

Restoring those old music liner notes in the digital era
Restoring those old music liner notes in the digital era business.financialpost.com

TunesMap wants to return much of that lost information through an interactive display cued by a song playing on a streaming service.

Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new musichackernoon.com

This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them.

Plex Adds Android Auto Support, For Streaming Audio
Plex Adds Android Auto Support, For Streaming Audiowww.androidheadlines.com
Plex has finally added Android Auto support to its app, which it says will be rolling out to the Android app in the coming days.