Issue 527: Why Spotify’s RapCaviar Playlist Should Spinoff; Will Streaming Music’s Growth Change Streaming Music?

Why Spotify's RapCaviar Playlist Should Spinoff

The most powerful playlist in music would be better off as a standalone company that still collaborates with Spotify.

Will Streaming Music's Growth Change Streaming Music?
The growth of streaming music is finally hitting expectations and beyond, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the trend will continue.

Alan Cross: Why are people still bothering to steal music?
Alan Cross: Why are people still bothering to steal music?globalnews.ca
The advent of streaming was supposed to eliminate music piracy entirely. It hasn’t turned out that way.

Spotify tests feature that highlights new releases
Spotify tests feature that highlights new releaseswww.engadget.com
Spotify appears to be testing a new feature called What’s New that surfaces newly released music from artists you listen to, The Verge reports. A handful of Spo…

Sirius XM, Amazon join forces in push linked to Echo devices
Sirius XM, Amazon join forces in push linked to Echo deviceswww.reuters.com
Satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc is teaming up with Amazon.com in its push into listeners’ homes to move beyond its stronghold inside vehicles.

Deezer launches in Middle East & North Africa with exclusive Rotana catalog
Deezer launches in Middle East & North Africa with exclusive Rotana catalogwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Rotana Group-owned Rotana Records is claimed to be the biggest record company in the Middle East, and now the only place the region’s residents can stream its music is on Deezer.

Oxford University Media Society hosts Spotify VP Macro Bertozzi
Oxford University Media Society hosts Spotify VP Macro Bertozziwww.oxfordstudent.com

Marco Bertozzi started his career at Spotify two years ago. After working in media and the advertising industry for 18 years, Bertozzi’s interest shifted to creating good content utilizing data and technology, which led him to Spotify. 

Amazon Launches Prime Music Down Under
Amazon Launches Prime Music Down Underwww.bandt.com.au
Amazon Australia has announced the launch of Prime Music.

New cars are spying on drivers' music choices
New cars are spying on drivers' music choiceswww.motoringresearch.com
General Motors used in-car wi-fi to gather radio information, to detect any links between what we listen to and what we buy

Self-taught musicians hit the high notes on app-connected digital keyboards and string instruments
Self-taught musicians hit the high notes on app-connected digital keyboards and string instrumentswww.scmp.com
Smart ukuleles, pianos, guitars and other devices linked to phones, tablets and computers, are revolutionising the way we learn and play music

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