Issue 561: Phish Radio Returns to SiriusXM; Mdundo Ready to Cover the African Continent; Mixcloud Select: Patreon for DJs?

Phish Radio Returns To SiriusXM
Phish Radio Returns To SiriusXMwww.jambase.com
SiriusXM satellite radio will re-launch Phish Radio on Monday and continuing through New Year’s Day, including a live broadcast of the band’s New Year’s Eve concert.

Mdundo, a streaming service in Kenya is ready to cover the African continent
Mdundo, a streaming service in Kenya is ready to cover the African continentregionweek.com
Mdundo, a streaming service for distribution of music around Africa, based in Kenya is ready to cover the African continent.

Music streaming and podcast listening in cars doubles in five years – study
Music streaming and podcast listening in cars doubles in five years – studywww.irishexaminer.com
Headline Music streaming and podcast listening in cars doubles in five years – study

MTN Launches MusicTime! On Simfy Africa for Music Streaming
MTN Launches MusicTime! On Simfy Africa for Music Streamingwww.techinafrica.com
MTN has just launched MusicTime!, a streaming service on Simpy Africa. Simfy Africa is a local music streaming service that has just been acquired by MTN last month. It has over 42 million music titles provided in its catalog.

Mixcloud Select: Patreon for DJs?
Mixcloud Select: Patreon for DJs?djtechtools.com

You get to decide how much your audience pays to subscribe (or set it to a “choose your own price” with a minimum, much like Bandcamp), and that money is automatically distributed according to the licensing scheme that Mixcloud already has in place.

Tough Market for Streaming, Japan Gets Hi-Res Service From Sony Music
Tough Market for Streaming, Japan Gets Hi-Res Service From Sony Musicwww.billboard.com
Sony Music’s new Japanese high-resolution streaming service may face an uphill battle in a market that’s been slow to embrace streaming already, music executives tell Billboard.

Live From Here Announces Webcast With St. Vincent, Jon Batiste & Sara Watkins
Live From Here Announces Webcast With St. Vincent, Jon Batiste & Sara Watkinswww.jambase.com
Chris Thile’s ‘Live From Here’ public radio program will webcast live from Town Hall in New York City featuring St. Vincent, Jon Batiste, Sara Watkins and more.

Would Your Audience "Subscribe" To Your Radio Station?
Would Your Audience "Subscribe" To Your Radio Station?jacobsmedia.com
In today’s media environment, the subscriber model presents tough challenges for a brand. Here’s a 10-step process for building sustainable success.

There's "nothing social anymore about Spotify," say Users
There's "nothing social anymore about Spotify," say Userswww.hypebot.com

Spotify is steadily becoming a less social service, even as most social platforms from Facebook to TikToc are putting music front and center. It’s a contradiction that’s not lost on some Spotify users.

Nvidia's Shield TV gains Amazon Music streaming
Nvidia's Shield TV gains Amazon Music streamingwww.engadget.com
Android set-top box Shield TV has already added Alexa and a fully-featured version of cloud game streaming service GeForce Now, but it’s making room for another…

Beatchain Partners With Eleven Seven Label Group, McGhee Entertainment to Boost Marketing & Promotion
Beatchain Partners With Eleven Seven Label Group, McGhee Entertainment to Boost Marketing & Promotionwww.billboard.com
Data science and digital marketing platform Beatchain has announced strategic partnerships with independent music company Eleven Seven Label Group and Doc McGhee’s management company, McGhee Entertainment.

YouTube Music Turns Charts Into Playlists In 29 Markets
YouTube Music Turns Charts Into Playlists In 29 Marketswww.hypebot.com

YouTube Music is adding playlists for YouTube Charts in 29 markets. Each will get five chart playlists – three specific to the country and two global.

Amber Grimes Exits Spotify For Major Role At Capital Records
Amber Grimes Exits Spotify For Major Role At Capital Recordswww.hypebot.com
Amber Grimes is leaving Spotify for the newly created role of SVP, Global Creative at Capital Music Group. Gimes had been the senior manager of urban independent at Spotify, and her move is the latest of many significant exits from the streamer over the last year. Grimes portfolio includes formulating…

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