How did Pandora go from music’s shining star to the cusp of bankruptcy — and then climb its way back up again?
Steven Stone muses about whether portable players will still be around in five years…
Times Music COO is hopeful about future growth of streaming subscriptions — musically.com
Music Ally’s latest market profile focuses on India, including the question of whether the country can build a viable premium-subscriptions market for music-streaming, rather than just the ad-supported free model which currently dominates.
Why Are There So Many "Podcast Nevers?" — jacobsmedia.com
Despite the fact podcasting is going mainstream, there are still many consumers in commercial, public, and Christian radio who never tune in podcasts.
Spotify For Artists Has Plan To Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek — www.hypebot.com
Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week’s earnings call. While “unlikely” that the it will charge for data, this mark’s the first time that the streamer has said it will monetize any of the services that it has touted…
Austin Public Library to stream select Austin music for free in 2019 — www.kxan.com
All of Austin will soon have more access to 50 local music artists thanks to a new project by the Austin Public Library.
NEXTUNE Music now features SESAC music in its licensed music service for businesses. NEXTUNE Music, available in the Apple App Store since July, featured ASCAP-, BMI- and GMR-licensed music for restaurants, retail shops and many other public background music systems.
Lessons from Spotify's personalisation strategy — www.warc.com
Spotify’s popular Discovery Weekly feature exemplifies the personalisation that is the “beating heart” of the music streaming site’s growth strategy and is something other brand marketers can learn from, according to a leading executive.