Issue #493: Spotify Sets Their Target on College Students; Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave

Spotify sets their target on College Students
Spotify sets their target on College Studentsmedium.com

According to Spotify, the streaming giant is adding Showtime to their Student plan, which costs student $4.99 per month for premium access.

Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave
Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wavemusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

MIDiA has published a new report that deep dives into how streaming is, or in some cases is not, lifting off in emerging markets. The regions we focused on were Russia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, China and India.

eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3's survival
eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3's survivalmusically.com
eMusic made its name with a subscription-based music downloads service focused on independent labels, before adding major labels in 2010 – a controversial move at the time.

Games Without Frontiers: When Will Twitch Start Paying Its Dues to the Music Industry?
Games Without Frontiers: When Will Twitch Start Paying Its Dues to the Music Industry?www.synchtank.com
Content platform Twitch generates a huge amount of revenue, but despite music being used in most of its streams, the music industry doesn’t see a penny of it. Ben Gilbert investigates…

Introducing Humbolt, The World's First 'Ethical' Streaming Music Service
Introducing Humbolt, The World's First 'Ethical' Streaming Music Servicewww.digitalmusicnews.com
Humbolt, an indie-centered streaming music service app, has launched on iOS and Android. Yet, the $2.99/month service has bit off more than it can chew.

YouTube Music arrives in 4 new countries - will India be next?
YouTube Music arrives in 4 new countries – will India be next?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

YouTube’s newly re-launched premium subscription streaming service has arrived in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg.

Is It Time For  New Way To Pay For Our Audio Hobby?
Is It Time For New Way To Pay For Our Audio Hobby?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson considers the cost of audio equipment…

Even As Streaming Increases YouTube Is Still The Place For Music Discovery
Even As Streaming Increases YouTube Is Still The Place For Music Discoverymusic3point0.com
YouTube continues to be the place for music discovery even though streaming has recently come on strong, according to a new study.

The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral
The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viralwww.nytimes.com
Today, a rap recorded in 20 minutes can go from internet obscurity to a Drake-approved club smash. The artists Sheck Wes, 16yrold and Take A Daytrip show us how they did it.

Disney and Amazon Announce Disney Soundtracks Now Streaming on Prime Music
Disney and Amazon Announce Disney Soundtracks Now Streaming on Prime Musicwww.laughingplace.com
Disney Music Group has partnered with Amazon Music to offer more than 50 Disney soundtracks to stream on Amazon’s Prime Music platform. 

2 Streaming Amps for Audiophiles: Naim Uniti, Bluesound
2 Streaming Amps for Audiophiles: Naim Uniti, Bluesoundwww.wired.com
Streaming music doesn’t have to mean compromised sound. Here are two picks to help you find cloud-connected aural ecstasy.

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