Issue #339: Fleetwood Mac to Launch SiriusXM Channel; Apple Music Will Be Lucky to Add 7M Subscribers with Shazam

Blog, Music, Streaming

Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel
Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channelplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Fleetwood Mac will launch an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel, The Fleetwood Mac Channel, on Thursday, February 1.

Spotify's Unusual IPO Model Will Test The Company's Strength
Spotify's Unusual IPO Model Will Test The Company's Strengthwww.npr.org
Spotify’s IPO, slated for this spring, gives investment banks a smaller role in the company’s trading. It’s been seen as a sign of Spotify’s strength, but there are many unanswered questions.

Apple Music Will Be Lucky to Add 7M Subscribers with Shazam
Apple Music Will Be Lucky to Add 7M Subscribers with Shazamfortune.com
Apple’s decision to acquire Shazam could net the company as many as 7.5 million subscribers to its Apple Music service.

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson: "People will pay for a book, but they won't pay for an album"
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson: "People will pay for a book, but they won't pay for an album"www.nme.com
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has spoken out about the struggle new musicians face in the wake of illegal downloads.

Artekal Music All Reggae Streaming Service Launches
Artekal Music All Reggae Streaming Service Launchesplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Reggae music has a new dedicated streaming home as the Artekal Music streaming service launches to support reggae music creatives and fans.

Zane Lowe Talks Drake's Relationship With Apple Music, Calls Him 'Michael Jackson of Streaming'
Zane Lowe Talks Drake's Relationship With Apple Music, Calls Him 'Michael Jackson of Streaming'www.billboard.com
Apple Music radio host Zane Lowe weighs in on Drake’s recent dig at Apple Music executive Larry Jackson on the “Family Feud” remix.

New Challenges as Streaming Services Find One Size Doesn't Fit All
New Challenges as Streaming Services Find One Size Doesn't Fit Allwww.billboard.com

Even with the turnaround news of the last few years, there could be more good news ahead for the music industry, according to panelists at the Ny:Lon Connect event staged by the Music Business Association and Music Ally.

Music Experts Discuss Why the Internet Is Now Saving the Recording Industry
Music Experts Discuss Why the Internet Is Now Saving the Recording Industrywww.hollywoodreporter.com
“This is the most profound change in the music business in its history,” says Donald Passman.

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme : A Multi-Platform View
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme : A Multi-Platform Viewaudiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff revisits a jazz classic and questions formats…

Apple HomePod Goes on Pre-Order in Amazon Echo Competition
Apple HomePod Goes on Pre-Order in Amazon Echo Competitionfortune.com
Apple’s HomePod is focused on competing with Amazon Echo and Google Home. But would it be successful in that battle?

Yonder And Streaming’s Less Travelled Path
Yonder And Streaming’s Less Travelled Pathmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com
Back in 2012, a music service that had raised $174 million in funding closed without yet having launched to consumers.

This high-end audio shop aims for young audiophiles
This high-end audio shop aims for young audiophileswww.cnet.com
Noho Sound & Stereo wants to turn students into audio system lovers.