Issue #308: SoundCloud Must Become the Anti-Spotify; Why Playlists Are More Important Than Ever; Tidal Money Trouble?

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To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify
To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotifytechcrunch.com
Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundCloud’s underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands.

Apple Gains Power With Shazam, But It's Still 'No Silver Bullet' For Music Discovery: Analysis
Apple Gains Power With Shazam, But It's Still 'No Silver Bullet' For Music Discovery: Analysiswww.billboard.com
While there are countless differences between Apple and Shazam, perhaps the most culturally significant one is that “Apple” is not yet a verb.

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Lays Out His Two Main Priorities For 2018
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Lays Out His Two Main Priorities For 2018 www.billboard.com
Pandora’s CEO Roger Lynch shares what he’s most proud of since joining the company and reveals his two biggest goals for the new year.

Why Playlists Are More Important Than Ever
Why Playlists Are More Important Than Everwww.tunecore.com

Make music regularly enough and you’ll sometimes get lucky and have your songs featured on decent-sized playlists, but reaching out to playlist curators and asking for your songs to be considered is vital if you’re just starting out and new to the playlist game.

Tidal is reportedly having money problems
Tidal is reportedly having money problemswww.theverge.com
A new report from Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv claims that Tidal is running out of money while user growth has stalled.

Free competes with paid and abundant competes with scarce
Free competes with paid and abundant competes with scarcewww.musicxtechxfuture.com

Facebook recently launched a sound library including tracks you can use for free on videos. People criticized the concept in a music business discussion group.

KKBox goes from music streaming to live gigs
KKBox goes from music streaming to live gigswww.straitstimes.com

KKBox, which made its debut in Singapore five years ago, has a reputation as a streaming service with a strong selection of Asian pop music.

Captured Tracks: The Brooklyn indie label as obsessed with music discovery as you
Captured Tracks: The Brooklyn indie label as obsessed with music discovery as youkulturehub.com
Captured Tracks has carved out a niche centered on music discovery and giving young, emerging artists a platform.

PremiumBeat Launches Mobile Application for Music Discovery On-the-Go
PremiumBeat Launches Mobile Application for Music Discovery On-the-Goplatformandstream.com
PremiumBeat, a Shutterstock company and a curated royalty-free music service, today launched its first mobile experience for video producers, editors, and filmmakers.

Classical music's big challenge is bridging the technology gap
Classical music's big challenge is bridging the technology gapwww.overgrownpath.com

Digital technologies such as streaming have changed the face of classical music forever.

'GTA Online' Now Has a Frank Ocean Radio Station
'GTA Online' Now Has a Frank Ocean Radio Stationwww.rollingstone.com
The latest ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ update, “The Doomsday Heist,” adds a new Frank Ocean-themed radio station, curated by the R&B singer.