Issue 501: The End of the iPhone as a Serious Music Player?; Spotify Ups Offline Download Limits to 10,000 Songs

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Could Apple's Decision To Axe The SE Mark The End Of The iPhone As A Serious Music Player?
Apple’s decision to axe the iPhone SE means that Apple no longer supports the conventional headphone jack. Owners of high-quality headphones and earphones must now rely on Apple’s $10 adapter if they want to use their headphones with any new iPhones.

How European Union Copyright Reform Could Change The Music Business For The Worse
The European Union just passed a major copyright reform bill that has pleased many in the music industry, but it may result in unintended consequences.

Spotify Lifts Its 3,333-Song Download Cap
Spotify Lifts Its 3,333-Song Download Capwww.rollingstone.com

Streaming service expands number of songs that can be downloaded for offline listening.

Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Putting Business Before Beats
Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Putting Business Before Beatspitchfork.com
Shady deals, lack of credit, and messy data are forcing producers to be more vigilant in dealings with artists and labels.

Will Robots Replace Radio Jobs?
Will Robots Replace Radio Jobs?jacobsmedia.com
Robots are disrupting the workers in many job categories, but radio jobs are (mostly) safe.

Indians can't get enough of Bollywood music on YouTube, JioMusic
Indians can't get enough of Bollywood music on YouTube, JioMusicqz.com
Sports and food come second and third respectively.

NumberEight raises funding for AI tech that could help music-streaming services
NumberEight raises funding for AI tech that could help music-streaming servicesmusically.com
Artificial-intelligence startup NumberEight has raised a funding round after completing three trials of its technology with music-streaming companies.

Yandex Music to Launch in Israel
Yandex Music to Launch in Israelwww.calcalistech.com
Yandex is also targeting the Israeli market for a possible launch of its ride-sharing service

The state of music streaming in 2018
The state of music streaming in 2018routenote.com
2018 has been the biggest year for music streaming yet as people all around the world sign up for limitless listening.

Spotify CMO to depart amid marketing reorganization
Spotify CMO to depart amid marketing reorganizationadage.com
The company’s CMO, Seth Farbman, leaves as Spotify reshuffles its in house marketing teams

Changes To Apple Music As iOS 12 Rolls Out
Changes To Apple Music As iOS 12 Rolls Outwww.hypebot.com

The rollout of Apple’s newest operating system iOS 12 began yesterday and with it comes some significant changes and improvements to Apple Music.