Issue #291: Music Streaming in Mexico; Streaming: the Match.com of Music

Mexico City Is the No. 1 Market for Many Artists on Spotify: Why?
Mexico City Is the No. 1 Market for Many Artists on Spotify: Why?www.billboard.com
When assembling a list of global music business hubs, you might not think of Mexico City, a market that regularly loses tens of billions of pesos to piracy every year. But as streaming cements itself even further as the dominant means of music consumption, Mexico City is evolving into a force that cannot be ignored — and Spotify has the proof.

Streaming: the Match.com of Music
Streaming: the Match.com of Musicmedium.com
Streaming gives people what they want. Vast catalogs, immediate access, and personalized recommendations are features not available from legacy markets. Brick-and-mortar retail and AM/FM won’t always…

Spotify Acquires Cloud-Based Recording Studio Soundtrap
Spotify Acquires Cloud-Based Recording Studio Soundtrapwww.billboard.com
Spotify has acquired online recording and production studio platform Soundtrap for an undisclosed sum.

How to Get My Music Video on Vevo
How to Get My Music Video on Vevoblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Vevo provides premium video content either on your computers and mobile devices. Follow these simple steps to get your music video on Vevo.

Do Audio Companies Still Make Genuinely Bad Products?
Do Audio Companies Still Make Genuinely Bad Products?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at the technological tides that have raised all audio boats.

The futuristic Vinci 2.0 headphones let you stream music, no phone required
The futuristic Vinci 2.0 headphones let you stream music, no phone requiredwww.digitaltrends.com

The Vinci 2.0 headphones offer unprecedented value and a smorgasbord of useful features.

Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watch
Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watchwww.iq-mag.net

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionise the music business using blockchain technology.

This Is What Post-IPO Life Will Look Like For Spotify
This Is What Post-IPO Life Will Look Like For Spotifymusicindustryblog.wordpress.com
With a fair wind, Spotify’s long-anticipated public offering should happen before the end of Q2 2018 (and yes, probably a direct listing rather than an IPO but ‘IPO’ worked better in the title!) .

Warner licenses streaming service Anghami and its 50m users
Warner licenses streaming service Anghami and its 50m userswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Anghami, the largest streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa, have signed a direct licensing deal that brings WMG’s catalogue of music to the region.

Country Music & Streaming
Country Music & Streaming medium.com
The nostalgic days of going to a store, buying a CD, and listening to an artist only to realize you like one song on the entire album are over.

Spotify App Updated With Support for iPhone X Displays
Spotify App Updated With Support for iPhone X Displayswww.macrumors.com
Spotify updated its iOS app today with support for iPhone X, exactly two weeks since Apple’s latest smartphone launched.