SiriusXM Buys Pandora; Sign That Tech Is Overtaking Music Industry — www.theringer.com
The satellite radio company’s purchase of the online streaming service could further loosen the grip of record labels as music industry gatekeepers
IDAGIO is now available in North America. To support the launch and further internationalisation, the Berlin based streaming service successfully secured an internal funding round of EUR 10 million with existing investors.
At the tail-end of 2017, Apple announced that it was buying music discovery service Shazam for $400 million.
Spotify Teams Up With Ancestry to create DNA-curated Playlists — www.complex.com
Spotify and Ancestry are joining forces to create playlists based on your DNA.
Why Music Is Not Ready For The Leap Into VR — www.synchtank.com
Despite slow adoption and declining hardware sales, key players in the VR space remain optimistic about the technology’s potential. So why hasn’t the music industry seen any financial benefit yet?
9 Independent Latin American Radio Stations You Need To Be Listening To — remezcla.com
Tune in to these radio stations to connect, to get smarter, to find fresh new music, and to get a glimpse of life in different corners of Latin America.
Deal includes 3 singles including Kind of Love and Naked with My Headphones On.
Major recording companies have been alarmed since June when it was reported that Spotify overseas is allegedly offering advances of up to several hundred thousand dollars, and appealing business terms, to independent artists in hopes of convincing them to license their music directly.
Half the users of Spotify’s free ad supported tier convert to Premium paid users, if they stay engaged, Barry McCarthy, Spotify Chief Financial Officer said in an interview at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Communacopia Conference.