Issue #281: Release Radar Playlist is Spotify’s Secret Weapon; The Future of Music, Technology in Africa

Why the Release Radar Playlist is Spotify’s Secret Weapon
How to get songs onto Spotify playlists like New Music Friday and RapCaviar is a hot topic for labels. But they’re being outperformed by Release Radar.

Meet Post Malone, The New King of Music Streaming

In just two years, 22-year-old Post Malone has gone from SoundCloud upstart to chart-topping titan. He is the most streamed new artist of all time, is currently number one and has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Kanye West. Let GQ introduce you to the genre-bending sound of Generation Z.

What's Behind YouTube's Struggle to Place Ads On Music Videos?
What’s Behind YouTube’s Struggle to Place Ads On Music Videos?www.billboard.com
Music companies are sure about one thing when it comes to YouTube: They wish it would pay more to stream their tunes. But they’re far less certain about the reason so few of the video streams containing their music carry ads these days.

Björk hits the blockchain with cryptocurrency fan rewards
Björk hits the blockchain with cryptocurrency fan rewardsmusically.com
Fans will be able to buy Björk’s new album ‘Utopia’ using cryptocurrencies, and pre-ordering it directly from the star will earn them crypto rewards too.

The Future of Music, Technology in Africa
The Future of Music, Technology in Africawww.musicinafrica.net
The advent of the Internet and the exponential development of new technologies have drastically changed our lives. For the music industry, especially in Africa, the Internet has brought with it a deep and progressive change that is affecting every aspect of the sector.

Apple Music Builds a Gorgeous New Visual Identity Around Its Musical Note
Apple Music Builds a Gorgeous New Visual Identity Around Its Musical Notewww.adweek.com

The note can be stylized to represent any style of music or artist.

8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotify
8 Effective Ways to Get More Playlist Followers on Spotifyflypaper.soundfly.com
Building Spotify playlists are a great way to attract listeners to your own music. Here’s how to attract more followers easily.

Greg Norman unveils 'Shark Experience,' a golf cart with music, streaming options, tips, more
Greg Norman unveils ‘Shark Experience,’ a golf cart with music, streaming options, tips, morewww.golf.com
The Greg Norman Company has announced the launch of the Shark Experience, a new golf technology that the company hopes will enhance the on-course experience for golfers.

BluOS—the next generation of music distribution systems
BluOS—the next generation of music distribution systemswww.cepro.com
Highest quality music experience for any and every room in the home

MUSICOLOGY: The History of Music Streaming
MUSICOLOGY: The History of Music Streamingwww.mixdownmag.com.au

If you think about the biggest development in the music industry of the 21st century, there’s really only one possible answer: the internet.

Wilco Shares Previously Unreleased ‘A.M.’ Outtake ‘Myrna Lee’
Wilco Shares Previously Unreleased ‘A.M.’ Outtake ‘Myrna Lee’www.jambase.com
Listen to “Myrna Lee,” a previously unreleased Wilco track from the upcoming ‘A.M.’ deluxe edition.