Issue #301: Your Discover Weekly Playlist Might Be Getting Smarter; The Fantasy of the Trickle-Up Audio

Spotify is quietly testing a new feature to make your Discover Weekly playlist even smarter
Spotify is quietly testing a new feature to make your Discover Weekly playlist even smartermashable.com
Spotify is testing a like/don’t like feature for its Discover Weekly playlist.

How Music Streaming Sites Can Compete For Users With Personalized Content
How Music Streaming Sites Can Compete For Users With Personalized Contentwww.ibtimes.com
Streaming services are about more than just the music.

The Fantasy of the Trickle-Up Audio
The Fantasy of the Trickle-Up Audio audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at “old-school” audio’s future.

Our in-house music lovers put together the ultimate music enthusiast gift guide
Our in-house music lovers put together the ultimate music enthusiast gift guidewww.complex.com
Our in-house music lovers put together the ultimate music enthusiast gift guide

5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know
5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Knowflypaper.soundfly.com
Make sure you’re taking advantage of every possible royalty stream with this thorough guide to collecting publishing monies and more!

How Spotify Makes Its Data-Driven Outdoor Ads, and Why They Work So Well
How Spotify Makes Its Data-Driven Outdoor Ads, and Why They Work So Wellwww.adweek.com

It’s usually British TV spots that are wowing people at this time of year. But for our money, the most entertaining holiday ads of 2017 so far have been Spotify’s global out-of-home ads, which crunch user data and cleverly transform it into witty headlines—riffing on the ups and downs of our suddenly unhinged world.

Jimmy Iovine Warns Of The Limits of Streaming Revenue
Jimmy Iovine Warns Of The Limits of Streaming Revenuemusic.mxdwn.com

Jimmy Iovine, the head of Apple Music who has spoke about the New Beats Electronics’ Project, has recently stated that music streaming services have their limits as the revenue as they “aren’t making money”.

SiriusXM Radio gets CarPlay support in latest update
SiriusXM Radio gets CarPlay support in latest updatewww.theverge.com

SiriusXM Radio has updated its iOS app today, adding CarPlay support, 9to5Mac reports.

27 Days Until Microsoft Exits Streaming Music for Good
27 Days Until Microsoft Exits Streaming Music for Goodwww.digitalmusicnews.com
After several years in the music streaming market, Microsoft Groove Music will officially shut down at the end of this month.

YouTube Lifts Blackout in Finland Amid Royalty Rate Dispute
YouTube Lifts Blackout in Finland Amid Royalty Rate Disputewww.billboard.com
YouTube has restored hundreds of music videos to its service in Finland after temporarily blocking them as part of an ongoing dispute over royalty rates.