Issue 542: Music Box Sets More Available Thanks to Streaming Services; Is the Music Industry Addicted to Data?

Music Box Sets More Available Thanks to Streaming Services
Music Box Sets More Available Thanks to Streaming Serviceswww.houstonpress.com
Thanks to high costs, box sets used to be a luxury item for music fans. Thanks to streaming, they’re much cheaper to enjoy these days.

MTN buys music-streaming business Simfy
MTN buys music-streaming business Simfywww.itweb.co.za
MTN CEO Rob Shuter announced at AfricaCom that the group has acquired music-streaming company, Simfy.

Is the music industry addicted to data?
Is the music industry addicted to data?stoneyroads.com

The benefits of music data in 2018 are an unavoidable reality. Any average Joe can see who their audience is, when they’re looking, where they are, and so much more – with just a bit of research and adjustments to your social media pages.

Pandora Plans to Invade Your Holiday Travel With the Launch of ‘Sound On’
Pandora Plans to Invade Your Holiday Travel With the Launch of ‘Sound On’www.adweek.com

Brand will have over 1,200 pieces of content out in the wild.

Music streaming to music subscriber
Music streaming to music subscriberphys.org
The music business has changed dramatically in the last couple of decades since the massive expansion of the internet, the development of music file compression algorithms, and the concept of anonymous file-sharing services. …

Spotify and SoundGirls Launch ‘EQL Directory', a Global Database for Women in Audio and Music Production
Spotify and SoundGirls Launch ‘EQL Directory', a Global Database for Women in Audio and Music Productionnewsroom.spotify.com
“In order to make change, everyone has to agree there’s a problem to solve in the first place,” says Anna Ingler, co-founder of the Upfront Producer Network, which represents 100-plus female and gender-nonconforming producers in Sweden. It’s estimated that less than 5 percent of all audio profes

90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It
90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For Itwww.hypebot.com
A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming. Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark…

Pandora, Spotify Podcast Moves Good New For Musicians and Record Labels
Pandora, Spotify Podcast Moves Good New For Musicians and Record Labelswww.hypebot.com

This week, Pandora announced the Podcast Genome Project, a cataloging system and discovery algorithm that uses a combination of technology and human curation to deliver personalized podcast recommendations.

Super Hi-Fi Expands Into the Retail Sector to Bring AI-Powered Streaming Music to Hotel-Casinos
Super Hi-Fi Expands Into the Retail Sector to Bring AI-Powered Streaming Music to Hotel-Casinosplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Elevated Music Group and Super Hi-Fi today announced a partnership that will provide advanced AI-powered music solutions for Elevated’s casino and retail clients.

How services like Spotify are helping artists
How services like Spotify are helping artistswww.cnbc.com
Streaming data is helping singer songwriters like Nina Nesbitt. From what gets a listener’s attention to where to perform live, streaming is good for business.

Pirate Studios raises $20m to expand self-service studios network
Pirate Studios raises $20m to expand self-service studios networkmusically.com

Pirate Studios will expand its network of self-service rehearsal, DJ and production studios. That network currently numbers 350 studios across the UK, US and Germany, with musicians able to book round the clock, and use features including AI mixing and mastering, and HD-quality live-streaming.

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Jeff loves music. He also loves band t-shirts, which has become something of an obsession. There's a vintage Roxy Music t-shirt on eBay for $299 he is absolutely going to get when he starts making the big bucks.