How The SiriusXM-Pandora Deal Would Impact The Music Business — www.billboard.com
After satellite radio juggernaut SiriusXM announced it had agreed to acquire internet radio giant Pandora Media Sept. 24, many music executives are still unsure whether the combined superpower would use its force for good or evil, with respect to the music business’s interests.
Adobe Analytics announces new metrics and AI features for brands to track precise streaming habits
SoundCloud starts recording artist sessions in its Berlin studio — musically.com
SoundCloud is the latest music-streaming service to start recording exclusive sessions in its own studio – in this case, in the company’s Berlin studio.
Spotify is demanding family-plan users hand over GPS data — qz.com
The music-streaming service doesn’t get to tell us where a family should live.
If you drive a relatively new Toyota, come November, that Pandora icon on your infotainment system will no longer work.
Songtrust expands to Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville — musically.com
Royalty collection and publishing-administration service Songtrust is expanding again, this time swelling its team to include staff in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville.
Have you ever wondered how Shazam works?
Universal Music Group Partners With 7Digital to Boost Streaming Revenues — www.digitalmusicnews.com
London-based 7digital has announced a new partnership with Universal Music Group to create new music partner services for individual artists.
Spotify and Deezer lobby for EU ‘platform-to-business’ law — musically.com
The new European copyright directive has a few steps to go before becoming law yet, but there’s another piece of in-progress European legislation to keep an eye on.
As real-time broadcast and cable TV ads can be attributed to offline store visits, “old-fashioned” radio listening can also be matched to location-based advertising, as promised by a deal among iHeartMedia and Jelli with Foursquare.