Issue #303: Spotify’s Wrapped Feature Now Live; Music Biz Reacts to Amazon Australia; Deezer Coming to Fitbit

Spotify’s Wrapped feature is now live to break down your 2017 listening habits
Spotify’s Wrapped feature is now live to break down your 2017 listening habitstechcrunch.com
Spotify’s annual Wrapped feature is now up to give users insights into what they streamed over the past twelve months. While obviously a promotion for the..

Fitbit's Ionic will let you stream Deezer from your wrist
Fitbit's Ionic will let you stream Deezer from your wristwww.engadget.com

Deezer, coming in 2018 will run on the Ionic without a smartphone, lightening the load for runners and other athletes.

Artificial Intelligence and Music
Artificial Intelligence and Musicaudiophilereview.com

Steven Stone speculates on how Artificial Intelligence could change human’s musical habits.

Tidal now supports Apple CarPlay
Tidal now supports Apple CarPlaywww.theverge.com
Tidal is now compatible with CarPlay, the streaming service announced today.

Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable
Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchablewww.niemanlab.org
Plus: Public radio deals with a new wave of harassment allegations, Reddit and WBUR team up, et l’industrie du podcast au Québec.

Amazon Australia launches: The music industry reacts
Amazon Australia launches: The music industry reactswww.theindustryobserver.com.au
What does it all mean for Australia’s music industry? The Industry Observer checked in.

Bandsintown Giving Emerging Artists a 'Big Break' With New Spotlight Program
Bandsintown Giving Emerging Artists a 'Big Break' With New Spotlight Program www.billboard.com
Concert discovery platform Bandsintown is looking to give some emerging artists their “Big Break” with a new data-driven spotlight program.

Does the music industry's definition of 'catalogue' need an upgrade?
Does the music industry's definition of 'catalogue' need an upgrade?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Meat Loaf has a lot to answer for. It’s thanks to him that we still have two terms which affect how the music industry functions: frontline and catalogue.

The former focuses on the creation of demand, and soaks up the vast majority of the marketing budget. The latter responds to demand and gets the minority of the marketing dollars.

Spotify Took K-Pop Global, But Could Do More To Help Other Genres
Spotify Took K-Pop Global, But Could Do More To Help Other Genreswww.hypebot.com
K-Pop is hardly a niche genre, but until recently, its fans were found primarily in Korea, neighboring Asian countries and Korean immigrants in the US and elsewhere. Spotify, with its global footprint, helped change that two years ago with the launch of its Korean pop genre hub.

Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls
Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener callstechcrunch.com
Streaming services like Spotify have turned playlists into one of the main ways to discover new music, but I’d argue that they’re missing some of the..

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Offers Free Webcast Of Las Vegas Show
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Offers Free Webcast Of Las Vegas Showwww.jambase.com
Watch Thursday’s Chris Robinson Brotherhood concert live from Las Vegas.

Pandora Reveals Top Thumb Hundred Rankings For 2017, Drake Lands 9 Spots in Top 100
Pandora Reveals Top Thumb Hundred Rankings For 2017, Drake Lands 9 Spots in Top 100www.billboard.com
Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred spans all genres, but was ruled by hip-hop in 2017.