Issue 528: Is Apple Building an AI-Powered Music Label?; Spotify Tests ‘What’s New’ Feature; Soundcloud, Instagram Set New Integration

Is Apple Building an AI-Powered Music Label?
The company’s new acquisition includes three experts in software designed to identify future stars. Could the iPhone maker have aspirations to become a music mogul?

Spotify is testing a ‘what’s new’ timeline feature to promote new releases
Spotify is testing a ‘what’s new’ timeline feature to promote new releaseswww.theverge.com
Spotify is testing a What’s New timeline feature with some users that shows new releases seemingly from artists you enjoy. Spotify confirmed the test to The Verge.

Soundcloud & Instagram Announce New Integration
Soundcloud & Instagram Announce New Integrationwww.billboard.com
Soundcloud is the latest audio streaming platform to partner with Instagram, the companies announced Tuesday, allowing users to share songs in Instagram Stories.

Deezer unveils Britney’s most streamed songs on 20th anniversary of debut
Deezer unveils Britney’s most streamed songs on 20th anniversary of debutwww.independent.ie
Britney Spears’ track Toxic was her most streamed song of 2018, figures from Deezer have shown.

Disruptive technologies in today's music business
Disruptive technologies in today's music businesswww.theindustryobserver.com.au
Mark Muggeridge looks at three of the technologies likely to have the biggest impact over the next few years.

YouTube Comes Out Strong Against Europe’s Copyright Directive
YouTube Comes Out Strong Against Europe’s Copyright Directivewww.rollingstone.com

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says Article 13 limits creativity and poses ‘threat to livelihood’.

Adobe Teams Up With A Million Ads To Launch Dynamic Creative For Audio
Adobe Teams Up With A Million Ads To Launch Dynamic Creative For Audioadexchanger.com

Audio ads should be personalized, too.

TuneGO Names President of TuneGO China
TuneGO Names President of TuneGO Chinaplatformandstream.wordpress.com

TuneGO today announced that Henry Sun, founder of Reach China, has been named President of its new division, TuneGO China.

SoundCloud partners with Dubset to let DJs get the rights to remixes and samples
SoundCloud partners with Dubset to let DJs get the rights to remixes and sampleswww.theverge.com

SoundCloud has partnered with rights clearance startup Dubset, giving SoundCloud artists and DJs a straightforward and legally sound path to clear the rights to samples and remixes uploaded to the platform.

New local music streaming site QC Beats gearing up for first rollout
New local music streaming site QC Beats gearing up for first rolloutwqad.com
QC Beats is a platform for local artists to share their music with their community.

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