Spotify Song Skip Rates Tell Us A Lot About Our Attention Span
A study of song skip rates on Spotify tells us a lot about our attention span these days.
These days you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s heard of the Rio PMP300, especially after the iPod became as much a household name as the Walkman.
The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century — www.wired.com
Live-music tapers, data archivists, and media technologists are creating an authentic musical underground in a freemium world, a hideout where listening habits go unmonitored and unmonetized.
Big December I.P.O.s Are Rare. Why Would Tencent Music Do One? — www.nytimes.com
China’s answer to Spotify may push on with a $2 billion New York listing next month, but it’s a bad time of year to sell new equity.
Apple wants to ‘scale’ its music streaming business in China. And it’s hoping a new head of music for the region will be able to help it do so.
Mixcloud and Merlin Network Agree to Multi-Year Direct Licensing Deal — www.billboard.com
The agreement between the two companies brings independent labels and Merlin’s recording artists into the mix, alongside Mixcloud’s recent agreements with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
The new plans are the first significant changes to YouTube’s music subscription program since its launch last year. At that time, YouTube had also rebranded its ad-free YouTube Red subscription as YouTube Premium.
Funds from the token sale will be used for development of the eMusic Blockchain project, a music distribution and payments platform.
Spotify Premium redesign borrows one of Pandora's best features — www.engadget.com
Spotify’s been busy announcing a bunch of new features this week, including an app for Google’s Wear OS and better direct uploads for artists — and it’s made s…