Issue #468: Phish Launching ‘Phish Radio’ on SiriusXM; Apple Music Claims North American Lead in Streaming

Phish Launching 'Phish Radio' on SiriusXM for a Limited Run
Phish Launching 'Phish Radio' on SiriusXM for a Limited Runwww.billboard.com

SiriusXM announced that Phish will be launching their exclusive limited-run channel Phish Radio on Friday (August 3) at 12 p.m. EST with a live concert broadcast out of Atlanta.

Apple Music Claims North American Lead in Streaming, Company Earnings Up 17 Percent
Apple Music Claims North American Lead in Streaming, Company Earnings Up 17 Percentwww.billboard.com
Apple announced financial results for its third quarter 2018 on Tuesday (July 31), revealing $53.3 billion in revenue and over 50 million Apple Music users.

AWAL to Distribute Proceeds From Merlin's Sale Of Spotify Shares With Artist Clients
AWAL to Distribute Proceeds From Merlin's Sale Of Spotify Shares With Artist Clientswww.billboard.com
Kobalt’s recorded-music division AWAL will be distributing its proceeds from Merlin’s sale of Spotify shares to its clients on a pro-rata basis in mid-August, Billboard has learned.

Pandora Exceeds Revenue Goals, Claims 6 Million Subscribers in Q2 Earnings
Pandora Exceeds Revenue Goals, Claims 6 Million Subscribers in Q2 Earningswww.billboard.com
Pandora earned $384.8 million in Q2 2018, the company announced today, up just over two percent over the same period last year, or 12 percent when removing revenues from discontinued service in Australia and New Zealand and from the offloaded Ticketfly.

'The music industry of 2018 is witnessing the end of failure.'
'The music industry of 2018 is witnessing the end of failure.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Today’s business has no need for the bargain bin anymore. But, asks Peter Robinson, is that really such a good thing?

Facebook is developing a singing talent show feature
Facebook is developing a singing talent show featuretechcrunch.com

Facebook’s plan to take on Musical.ly may involve more than just its own take on a lip syncing feature. It appears to also be working on something called “Talent Show,” which would allow users to compete by singing popular songs then submitting their audition for review.

Spotify doesn’t cost $9.99 everywhere. And that’s fine.
Spotify doesn’t cost $9.99 everywhere. And that’s fine.medium.com
While in Mexico City recently I ran across Spotify pre-paid cards in a 7–11 market. The cards provide Spotify premium access for varying periods at 100 pesos per month, or about $5 US—half of the…

Musicians are beating the music-streaming blues by touring regions and playing intimate concerts
Musicians are beating the music-streaming blues by touring regions and playing intimate concertswww.abc.net.au
Australian musicians are battling poor music sales by touring regional Australia, gigging in backyards, cattle stations and caravan parks to reach new, engaged audiences.

Spotify: 7 things you need to know about the company's financial health and its Q2 results
Spotify: 7 things you need to know about the company's financial health and its Q2 resultswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

“If the premium business grows faster than our expectations, we’re going to have fewer free MAU’s than we were expecting, which creates a headwind for the free business,” explained Ek.

Blockchain Music Streaming Service To Increase the Amount Musicians Earn for Their Work
Blockchain Music Streaming Service To Increase the Amount Musicians Earn for Their Workcointelegraph.com
New music streaming platform with “thousands of active users” promises to pay artists 80 percent of streaming revenue.

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