Issue #490: Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Sat. Webcast; Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pastures

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Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Webcast Of The Gorge Concert
Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Webcast Of The Gorge Concertwww.jambase.com
This Saturday’s Dave Matthews Band concert will be webcast live from The Gorge.

Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pastures
Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist: Moving to Greener Pasturesblog.chartmetric.io
At the top of 2018, Nielsen revealed that hip-hop beat out rock to become the most popular genre in the US, and few would argue that Spotify’s #3 most followed playlist (10M+ follows) RapCaviar had a…

It'll take more than Ayumi Hamasaki to help streaming services in Japan
It'll take more than Ayumi Hamasaki to help streaming services in Japanwww.japantimes.co.jp
Ayumi Hamasaki has seen better days as a J-pop superstar, but she still carries some clout. So it should have been noteworthy that her newest release, the

Queen's 'Somebody to Love' Soundtracks Amazon Music Ad, Steve Boom Talks New Marketing Campaign
Queen's 'Somebody to Love' Soundtracks Amazon Music Ad, Steve Boom Talks New Marketing Campaignwww.billboard.com
Amazon Music’s latest ad in its “A Voice Is All You Need” marketing campaign features Queen’s classic “Somebody to Love,” premiering exclusively with Billboard. VP Steve Boom says it all feels “really obvious in hindsight” — just as “great ideas” often do.

Graham James Leaving Spotify
Graham James Leaving Spotifyvariety.com
Veteran publicist joined the company shortly after its U.S. launch in 2011.

Facts About The Luxury Audio Market
Facts About The Luxury Audio Marketwww.twice.com
Everything you need to know about the luxury audio market in the U.S.

Apple Music Taps Greta Van Fleet For 'Up Next' Series
Apple Music Taps Greta Van Fleet For 'Up Next' Serieswww.billboard.com
Greta Van Fleet has built a loyal fan base within Apple Music. Ready to return the favor, Apple Music is now inviting the band to join the platform’s “Up Next” class of global talent, as the first rock band to be featured in their new program.

What Radio Can Learn From The Smart Speaker Race
What Radio Can Learn From The Smart Speaker Racejacobsmedia.com
Look out, Alexa – Amazon’s lead in the smart speaker race may be fading, as the Google Home makes a run.

Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?
Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?music3point0.com
A new study finds that teens think they spend too much time on their smartphones and social media. Could a decrease in use also affect streaming music?

US Hispanics Spend 32 Hours A Week With Music: New Nielsen Report
US Hispanics Spend 32 Hours A Week With Music: New Nielsen Reportwww.billboard.com
“Descubrimiento Digital, the Online Lives of Latinx Consumers,” a new report from The Nielsen Company, says 70% of U.S. Hispanics follow artists on social media, a 43% higher number than that of the total population.

It’s no HQ2, but Pandora is set to bring its own headquarters to Midtown
It’s no HQ2, but Pandora is set to bring its own headquarters to Midtownatlanta.curbed.com
With 50,000 square feet, the music streaming company can stretch out in Atlanta.