Issue #288: Spotify Relaunches ¡Viva Latino!; Deezer Unveils Desktop App; Warner Music Signs Deal with Mdundo

Spotify Relaunches ¡Viva Latino!
Spotify Relaunches ¡Viva Latino!www.billboard.com
Spotify is bringing fans that much closer to Latin music’s megastars.

Pandora adds Sonos control to its mobile apps
Pandora adds Sonos control to its mobile appswww.theverge.com

Starting today, you can control your Sonos speakers through Pandora’s mobile app. Users will be able to select rooms, group and ungroup speakers, and control the volume all from the Pandora app.

Deezer Dangles HiFi Trial for Early Adopters of New Desktop App
Deezer Dangles HiFi Trial for Early Adopters of New Desktop Appwww.billboard.com
Paris-based music streaming service Deezer has joined rivals like Spotify and Tidal in launching its very own desktop application.

Warner Music Group Signs Licensing Deal With African Streaming Service Mdundo
Warner Music Group Signs Licensing Deal With African Streaming Service Mdundowww.billboard.com
Warner Music Group moves further into Africa with a new licensing deal with streaming service Mdundo.

The Next Steps After Finding a Digital Music Distributor
The Next Steps After Finding a Digital Music Distributorblog.symphonicdistribution.com
You’ve just signed up with a digital music distributor and now you’re thinking to yourself, “what’s next?!” Check out these steps!

The Amazing Ways Spotify Uses Big Data, AI And Machine Learning To Drive Business Success
The Amazing Ways Spotify Uses Big Data, AI And Machine Learning To Drive Business Successwww.forbes.com
Spotify, the largest on-demand music service in the world, has a history of pushing technological boundaries and using big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive success.

Reaping the reaped: Music streaming against the wishes of the dead
Reaping the reaped: Music streaming against the wishes of the deadgeorgiastatesignal.com
Last year we saw many legendary music artists pass away.

Listen to Taylor Swift's "Reputation"—or rather, its business lesson
Listen to Taylor Swift's "Reputation"—or rather, its business lessonqz.com
Reputation, by technical measures, is not very good. Pitchfork describes Taylor Swift’s new album as an “aggressive, lascivious display” that is ultimately “sadly conventional.”

Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal 'Fabricated' Equity Deal
Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal 'Fabricated' Equity Dealwww.billboard.com
Does JAY-Z’s Tidal have proper authority to stream over 500 Prince songs? Yes, says Roc Nation, saying Tidal got a license both in writing and orally to be the first streaming outlet to distribute many of the iconic musician’s albums.

Amazon Music app adds Chromecast support
Amazon Music app adds Chromecast supportwww.androidpolice.com
Amazon and Google’s relationship over the past few years has been nothing short of an epic love-war popcorn-worthy chess battle. Amazon removes Chromecasts… by Rita El Khoury in Amazon, Applications, News

Streaming Drives More Music Listening Than Ever Before
Streaming Drives More Music Listening Than Ever Beforewww.hypebot.com
Streaming is driving more music listening than ever before, according to stats crunched by Statista for Business Insider. Total music listening hours have increased during the past few years with streaming music subscribers listening to 4 hours more per week than non-streamers.