Issue #461: Phish, Streaming Pioneers; Spotify Launches Feature to Help Artists Submit Music to Playlists

Blog, Music, Streaming

How Phish fans helped the band become streaming pioneers
How Phish fans helped the band become streaming pioneersmashable.com
The iconic jam band has been one of the quieter successes of the streaming music revolution.

Red Bull Radio focuses on brand-building, one Princess Nokia song at a time
Red Bull Radio focuses on brand-building, one Princess Nokia song at a timedigiday.com

Red Bull Radio doesn’t run ads or serve as another revenue stream for its parent company. It’s another marketing vehicle for Red Bull, the largest energy drink distributor worldwide.

Spotify Launches Feature to Help Artists Submit Music to Playlists
Spotify Launches Feature to Help Artists Submit Music to Playlistsvariety.com
Spotify on Wednesday announced a new feature designed to make it easier for artists and labels to submit unreleased music to the Spotify editorial team for playlist consideration. The feature, which is launching into beta, will be modified based on partner feedback before a full rollout.

Showtime Debuts Lynyrd Skynyrd Documentary Aug. 18
Showtime Debuts Lynyrd Skynyrd Documentary Aug. 18www.broadcastingcable.com
The documentary Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow premieres on Showtime Aug. 18. Directed by Stephen Kijak and featuring interviews and never-before-seen footage, the film “takes viewers on a trip through the history, myth and legend of one of the most iconic American rock bands,” said Showtime.

YouTube Exands Merch Sales, Channels To More Creators
YouTube Exands Merch Sales, Channels To More Creatorswww.hypebot.com
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has shared an update that focuses on the streamer’s top five priorities for 2018. At least three of the updates are great news for musicians and other creators.

Spotify Drags Its Feet on Block Feature That Could Curb Harassment
Spotify Drags Its Feet on Block Feature That Could Curb Harassmentwww.dailydot.com
Women are reportedly experiencing harassment on Spotify, and the company is still stalling on a block feature that might help.

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on music critics, streaming services and real punk rockers
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on music critics, streaming services and real punk rockerswww.postbulletin.com
Over a four-decade career as lead singer for Def Leppard, Joe Elliott has sung about sugar, passion killers, hypnosis, “magical mysteria,” pyromania, being brought to his knees by love and

Major Labels Demand More Slots On Spotify Playlists
Major Labels Demand More Slots On Spotify Playlistswww.hypebot.com
All three major labels are unhappy with the number of song placement they receive on key Spotify playlists and demanding preferential treatment, according to a new report.

Daniel Ek, Spotify's tenacious and taciturn CEO
Daniel Ek, Spotify's tenacious and taciturn CEOthescoop.co

After Spotify’s debut on the NY Stock Exchange last April, Ek is now worth a reported US$2.4 billion

Library teams with streaming service to offer millions of songs
Library teams with streaming service to offer millions of songswww.toledoblade.com

Libraries throughout the world are taking notice of the demand for music streaming and are offering patrons a chance to listen to their favorite artists for free using an app known as Freegal Music.