Issue 525: Amazon Has Deal for SiriusXM Subscribers; Spotify Acquires Stake in Distrokid; Phish Announces Fall Tour 2018 Webcasts

Amazon Alexa Device Buyers Get Free SiriusXM For Three Months
Amazon Alexa Device Buyers Get Free SiriusXM For Three Monthsfortune.com
Amazon said it would give owners and buyers of one of its Alexa smart speakers three months free to SiriusXM’s satellite radio service.

Spotify Acquires Stake in Distrokid
Spotify Acquires Stake in Distrokidvariety.com
The move enables artists who upload music directly to Spotify to distribute it to other platforms, including Apple Music and YouTube.

YouTube Adds Eventbrite Ticketing to 'On Tour' Listings Under Artist Videos
YouTube Adds Eventbrite Ticketing to 'On Tour' Listings Under Artist Videoswww.billboard.com
That impulse to kinda-maybe check out a band after watching their music video will be even easier to act on now with a newly announced partnership between YouTube and ticketing management company Eventbrite.

SoundCloud Go+ music subscription now includes high-quality streaming
SoundCloud Go+ music subscription now includes high-quality streamingventurebeat.com
SoundCloud Go+ music subscriptions now include high-quality streaming in the premium $9.99 per month plan.

Phish Announces Fall Tour 2018 Webcasts
Phish Announces Fall Tour 2018 Webcastswww.jambase.com
Phish Fall Tour 2018 webcasts include multi-night runs in Hampton, Rosemont and Las Vegas.

The Orchard makes play for independent artists with new global division under Tim Pithouse
The Orchard makes play for independent artists with new global division under Tim Pithousewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The rise of independent artists continues to be big news in the music business – and The Orchard knows it better than most.

Fortnite is a video game phenomenon. The music business could learn a lot from its success.
Fortnite is a video game phenomenon. The music business could learn a lot from its success.www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

On March 15, Drake triggered large sections of the music industry to Google a video game called Fortnite.

The Auto Industry Outlook: Is Radio Along For The Ride?
The Auto Industry Outlook: Is Radio Along For The Ride?jacobsmedia.com

Radio’s been in a long-term relationship with cars for nearly a century – an arranged marriage that has worked out quite nicely for both industries.

Can Radio Survive Without Passion?
Can Radio Survive Without Passion?radioink.com

There’s a furious debate taking place about the future of broadcast radio.

New Pandora Acquisition May Change the Future of Music Streaming
New Pandora Acquisition May Change the Future of Music Streamingedgylabs.com

You might remember Pandora from the early days of online music streaming.

New tech offers radio listeners more choice
New tech offers radio listeners more choice medium.com
New technology enables us to delight our listeners even more — particularly, radio operators are now offering more choice than ever before. In Australia, Southern Cross Austereo have been doing a…

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