Issue #382: Spotify Aims to Cash In; 11 Music Conferences for 2018; Google Home Gets Support for Saavn, Gàana

After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In
After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash Inwww.nytimes.com

Today the streaming music giant will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Its path ahead, however, is far from clear.

Streaming Has Increased The Number Of Music Releases By Over 7 Times
Streaming Has Increased The Number Of Music Releases By Over 7 Timesuproxx.com
The rising trend in longer albums and more singles is an effort to both take advantage of streaming revenue and get noticed.

Amazon Music Says Number of Subscriptions Doubled In the Past Six Months
Amazon Music Says Number of Subscriptions Doubled In the Past Six Monthswww.billboard.com
Amazon Music tells Billboard it has “tens of millions” of paid customers, with subscriptions having more than doubled in the past six months, according to data provided by the company.

Kobalt revenues jumped 24% to $321m in FY2017 - will get close to $500m this year
Kobalt revenues jumped 24% to $321m in FY2017 – will get close to $500m this yearwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Kobalt Music Group’s revenues increased 23.5% in its 2017 financial year, up to $321m. The figure is up $61m year-on-year, and up nearly $100m on the $226m the firm posted two years previously.

11 Music Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018
11 Music Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018flypaper.soundfly.com
Here’s a list of our favorite music conferences in 2018, where you can network with professionals, workshop your ideas and discuss today’s pressing topics.

Google Home gets support for Saavn and Gàana music streaming services in India
Google Home gets support for Saavn and Gàana music streaming services in Indiawww.androidpolice.com
Google has just launched English support in India, but that’s not all. It’s also rolling out support for a few region-specific music services.

Outlier Detection In Music Playlists
Outlier Detection In Music Playlistsmedium.com
We analyse the coherency of mood playlists by evaluating each song’s sentiment and using the median absolute deviation to robustly measure the variability of the playlist.

Maple Music Plays A Big Role In CD Baby's Growth
Maple Music Plays A Big Role In CD Baby's Growthwww.fyimusicnews.ca
The online music-services company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Canada’s share in its overall growth is reflected in bigger paydays for an eclectic band of homegrown acts.

Student radio station creates community for music lovers on campus
Student radio station creates community for music lovers on campuswww.dailyuw.com
Rainy Dawg Radio celebrating its 15th anniversary this month

How Apple and Amazon are trying to gain on Spotify
How Apple and Amazon are trying to gain on Spotifywww.foxbusiness.com

Here’s a look at the competition for music streaming, or listening to music over the internet in exchange for paying a flat monthly fee or listening to ads.

Xiaomi integrates Hungama music service into Mi Music app
Xiaomi integrates Hungama music service into Mi Music appwww.financialexpress.com
Mi Music app has been redesigned to give space to the online streaming service. The new integration is a part of the MIUI Global Beta 8.3.29 ROM that began rolling out a couple of days ago.

Genius and YouTube Partner for 'Song Stories' Feature
Genius and YouTube Partner for 'Song Stories' Featurewww.billboard.com
Genius and YouTube have joined to launch Song Stories, an audiovisual, interactive experience for fans to interact more deeply with music by their favorite artists.

How machine learning and algorithms are changing music
How machine learning and algorithms are changing musicwww.mediaupdate.co.za

Machine learning and algorithms are changing the way we listen to music. YouTube now knows which songs to play next based on your history, Soundcloud and Spotify expose you to artists you have never heard before, and machines might soon be writing their own music.

Mike Read launches United DJs Radio online
Mike Read launches United DJs Radio onlineradiotoday.co.uk

Former Radio 1 Breakfast show presenter Mike Read has officially opened up a new online radio station founded by former Radio Luxembourg presenter Tony Prince.

Spotify and Genius team up for Déjà Vu music podcast
Spotify and Genius team up for Déjà Vu music podcastmusically.com
Spotify’s latest podcasts move is a partnership with lyrics-focused firm Genius. The companies have collaborated on a podcast called Déjà Vu.

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