Issue #384: What’s the Future for Spotify?; Amazon Music May Be Bigger Than We Thought; Beatport Acquires Pulselocker

Blog, Music, Streaming

Is Spotify the Next Netflix or the Next Pandora?
Is Spotify the Next Netflix or the Next Pandora?www.theringer.com
The streaming giant’s unusual Wall Street debut was one of the largest tech IPOs of all time. But it’s hard to shake the anxiety around its money-losing business model.

Amazon Music may be bigger than we thought
Amazon Music may be bigger than we thoughtwww.theverge.com
Amazon Music has tens of millions of active subscribers, the company tells The Verge. While analysts have often pointed to research that indicates it’s the third-largest company for on-demand streaming music (behind Spotify and Apple Music), Amazon has remained mum on confirming numbers.

Beatport Acquires DJ Streaming & Subscription Service Pulselocker to Boost Its Own Streaming Offering
Beatport Acquires DJ Streaming & Subscription Service Pulselocker to Boost Its Own Streaming Offeringwww.billboard.com
Beatport has acquired Pulselocker, Inc. in a strategic deal that taps into the DJ streaming and subscription service’s patented technology for use in its own streaming service later this year, Billboard has learned.

With the merger of Saavn & Reliance Jio, music streaming hits a high note
With the merger of Saavn & Reliance Jio, music streaming hits a high notewww.business-standard.com

The deal with Saavn will catapult Reliance to the top of the heap in the OTT market.

How Coke's $10 Million Spotify Investment Will Pay Off For Music, Brands & Tech
How Coke's $10 Million Spotify Investment Will Pay Off For Music, Brands & Techwww.billboard.com
How Coca-Cola’s $10 million bet on a fledgling streaming service called Spotify is about to pay off six years later — for music, tech and brands alike.

Spotify Founders Enriched to the Tune of $5.8 Billion in Listing
Spotify Founders Enriched to the Tune of $5.8 Billion in Listingwww.bloomberg.com
Spotify Technology SA’s stock debut just made its founders two of Sweden’s richest people.

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Hosting 'Streaming for the Latin Fan' Talk at Billboard Latin Music Week
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Hosting 'Streaming for the Latin Fan' Talk at Billboard Latin Music Weekwww.billboard.com
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch will lead the fireside chat “Streaming for the Latin Fan” during the Billboard Latin Conference & Awards in Las Vegas on April 23-26.

Dan Auerbach: Tiny Desk Concert
Dan Auerbach: Tiny Desk Concertwww.npr.org
The guitarist and singer for The Black Keys and The Arcs brings his Easy Eye Sound Revue to the Tiny Desk, recalling a time and sound from the ’60s when southern R&B, including Nashville, was a force.

Spotify Didn't Want a Flashy Trading Debut. The Market Delivered
Spotify Didn't Want a Flashy Trading Debut. The Market Deliveredwww.bloomberg.com
It took more than three hours on Tuesday morning to get Spotify trading publicly, in a stock sale as unorthodox as streaming digital music once seemed.

This chart shows the key milestones that boosted Spotify's growth
This chart shows the key milestones that boosted Spotify's growthwww.businessinsider.com
Analysts at the investment firm Goodwater Capital have charted how Spotify orchestrated smart product plans and growth to become a streaming music giant.

Ingrooves Signs Norway's Propeller Recordings to Global Distribution Deal
Ingrooves Signs Norway's Propeller Recordings to Global Distribution Dealwww.billboard.com

Independent distributor Ingrooves announced today that it has penned a global distribution deal with Norwegian label Propeller Recordings.

Spotify quibbles with Apple Music over The Weeknd streaming numbers
Spotify quibbles with Apple Music over The Weeknd streaming numberswww.cultofmac.com
Spotify and Apple are in a battle over rival streaming music services, and sometimes such conflicts can turn a bit petty.