Spotify Partners With Google Home to Give Away Smart Speakers With Premium Family Plans — www.billboard.com
Spotify is partnering with Google Home to give its U.S. subscribers with Premium for Family plans free Google Home Mini devices, the streaming service announced on Tuesday (Oct. 31).
Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to boost streaming service — mashable.com
The technology company is reportedly considering an investment in the radio company iHeartMedia, owner of iHeartRadio, for Apple Music.
Live Webcast: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off three-part salute to Miles Davis — wyntonmarsalis.org
Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the first show in its three-part salute to Miles Davis: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Miles Davis, November 8–10, 2018 at 8pm, in Rose Theater.
Streaming giant rolls out state-specific playlists encouraging users to vote in midterms.
Will A Data Scientist Become The Next Member of Your Radio Programming Team? — jacobsmedia.com
Data and analytics are changing the way radio programmers view the music their stations play.
Spotify, Other European Tech Leaders Warn Against EU Digital Services Tax — www.billboard.com
Technology company chiefs have warned that a digital services tax proposed by the European Union would hinder innovation and hurt economic growth.
There’s no need to speculate about whether or not we’ll be seeing more original content from Spotify soon.
Fortumo and Deezer announce the launch of a new direct carrier billing partnership.
Small business music streaming costing music makers billions — www.cultofmac.com
Music Streaming at small businesses is costing the music industry some $2 billion annually because owners don’t have a streaming license.
U.K. Music Biz Now Worth $5.8 Billion a Year — www.billboard.com
Global stars Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rag’n’Bone Man helped grow the British music industry to record levels in 2017, according to a new report from umbrella organization UK Music.
Can Kobalt Disrupt the Label Game With AWAL? — www.billboard.com
Publishing maverick Kobalt raised $150 million to get into the label services game and snap up today’s rising stars. Can it support thousands of “middle class” acts without taking their copyrights?
The agreement covers the management of pan-European licences for Sony/ATV, as well as EMI Music Publishing’s Anglo-American repertoire.