Issue #333: Spotify Turns Up the Volume on Programmatic, Podcasting; DittyTV Brings Americana Music to Millions Around the World

Spotify Will Turn Up The Volume On Programmatic And Podcasting In 2018

Spotify was an early mover in programmatic audio, and it’s taking that momentum into 2018.

“Marketers are moving so much money to programmatic. We’ve seen that channel explode,” said Brian Benedik, global head of ads monetization at Spotify. “We’ve seen brands [come to Spotify] that have never invested in audio because we’ve made it programmatic-enabled.”

Memphis based DittyTV finding its place in the Americana music landscape
Memphis based DittyTV finding its place in the Americana music landscapewww.commercialappeal.com

Memphis-based network DittyTV has grown into a major resource for artists, labels and the local music industry.

Fit Radio Sued by Music Labels for 'Massive Scale' Copyright Infringement
Fit Radio Sued by Music Labels for 'Massive Scale' Copyright Infringement www.billboard.com
Sony, Warner Bros., Capitol Records and others on Thursday sued Fit Radio for copyright infringement.

Rishi Malhotra and the making of Saavn, the South-Asian soundtrack
Rishi Malhotra and the making of Saavn, the South-Asian soundtrackwww.livemint.com

Saavn CEO and co-founder Rishi Malhotra on building one of India’s leading music apps, being a musician and eating data for breakfast.

UMPG Partners With Max Martin's Auddly to Tackle Music's Song Data Problem
UMPG Partners With Max Martin's Auddly to Tackle Music's Song Data Problemwww.billboard.com

Auddly announces a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group for the company to begin using its software to help manage and track song data.

Def Leppard Explain Why They Finally Embraced Streaming
Def Leppard Explain Why They Finally Embraced Streamingwww.rollingstone.com
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott explains why the band waited until now to release its catalogue on streaming services.

How AI and copyright would work
How AI and copyright would worktechcrunch.com
It’s easy (and tempting) to get wrapped around the axle when it comes to the prospects for AI programs and their creation of original works.

From the simple mixtape to an old school flyer, these are some of the things we miss in the world of modern music loving
From the simple mixtape to an old school flyer, these are some of the things we miss in the world of modern music lovingwww.magneticmag.com
From the simple mixtape to an old school flyer, these are some of the things we miss in the world of modern music loving

Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented mess
Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented messwww.theverge.com
Wireless headphones dominated CES 2018, but they’re going to fragment rather than unify the market.

SiriusXM adds streaming-style features to its in-car radio service
SiriusXM adds streaming-style features to its in-car radio servicewww.engadget.com
In-car listening has come a long way in the past decade.

Disrupting Enterprise Data With The Cloud: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry
Disrupting Enterprise Data With The Cloud: What We Can Learn From The Music Industrywww.forbes.com
Data scientists should take a page from Spotify’s book to create their own data mixtapes.

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Jeff loves music. He also loves band t-shirts, which has become something of an obsession. There's a vintage Roxy Music t-shirt on eBay for $299 he is absolutely going to get when he starts making the big bucks.