SoundCloud and Noisey have announced that they are teaming up to promote independent artists via a new initiative called SoundCloud x Noisey Singles.
Pandora Teams With Snapchat for Easier Song Discovery — www.billboard.com
Pandora users will soon be able to share their favorite songs with friends on Snapchat, thanks to a new integrated partnership between the two apps.
Deutsche Grammophon and Google to digitise archive tracks — musically.com
Happy 120th birthday, classical-music label Deutsche Grammophon. The celebrations will include an interesting partnership with Google Arts & Culture to digitise a stash of rediscovered and previously-unreleased tracks from the label’s archives.
Deezer launches Football Fever playlist takeover for World Cup — musically.com
Football’s World Cup kicks off later this week, with 32 countries hoping for glory (or, in England’s case, hoping at least for something better than abject embarrassment and penalties ineptitude).
Spotify Exodus Contines With Departures of Mark Williamson and George Ergatoudis — www.billboard.com
Two of Spotify’s most senior execs have exited the company with at least one understood to have jumped ship to rival streaming service Apple Music.
Two Feet Became A Star by Accident, Thanks To SoundCloud — www.digitaltrends.com
Two Feet is an alternative rock artist who hit it big when his breakthrough song scored 4 million streams on Soundcloud in a matter of hours. The 25 year old discusses how it felt to have his life change in a day, why musicians don’t need to go music school, and Spotify’s monopoly.
What does the future hold for distribution? — www.musicweek.com
In a special report in the new issue of Music Week, Believe’s Ben Rimmer was joined by The Orchard boss Ian Dutt, Nick Roden of InGrooves and Proper Music’s Vangel Vlaski. All four reached the consensus that their companies must be flexible in order to ensure continued success.
For Red Bull Radio Founder, The Future of Radio Is Podcasts — www.digitaltrends.com
Many Ameri, founder of 24/7 online radio station, Red Bull Radio, speaks on Red Bull’s stance on Apple Music and Spotify’s removal of artists from playlists, why long-form content still matters in an age of short attention spans, and how the future of radio is podcasts.
Amazon to Stream Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Internationally — variety.com
Amazon Prime will stream the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony internationally for the first time starting July 1.
Music Biz Adjusts To Spotify's New Rules Of Engagement — www.hypebot.com
While Spotify generates just 27% of global recorded music revenue, it is a growing percentage that the music industry increasingly can”t imagine living without. That and its cultural influence a a market leader and taste maker, means that the industry most tread lightly a music’s new world order takes shape….
Hip Hop Conference A3C Is Bringing Back Its Music Tech Track and Seeking Startups to Spotligh — hypepotamus.com
A3C Conference has announced a Future of Music Tech program to be held on October 5, long with its second Startup Spotlight Showcase, for which applications open today.