Issue 568: Spotify Wants to Become a Culture Platform, Not Just Music; Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Sets Spotify Record

Spotify wants to become a culture platform, not just music
Spotify wants to become a culture platform, not just musicwww.cnbc.com
Head of global branding, Alex Tanguay tells MMM about how they’re positioning the Spotify’s brand to resonate with its audience.

Mariah Carey's Classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Sets Spotify One-Day Streaming Record
Mariah Carey's Classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Sets Spotify One-Day Streaming Recordwww.billboard.com
Mariah Carey’s 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve.

Tim Ingham: 5 Numbers That Say Everything About Music Industry in 2018
Tim Ingham: 5 Numbers That Say Everything About Music Industry in 2018www.rollingstone.com

Taking the temperature of one of the most exciting, changeable industries in existence — via five crucial statistics that all tell their own story.

Is The CD Becoming Extinct?
Is The CD Becoming Extinct?jacobsmedia.com
The fast pace of technological change has taken its toll on many media formats. The CD may be next in line to disappear.

Music technology accelerates at MIT
Music technology accelerates at MITnews.mit.edu
MIT’s increasingly popular music technology program is drawing students eager to build the next generation of tools for making music.

Five Podcasts That Every Electronic Music Listener Should be Tuning In To
Five Podcasts That Every Electronic Music Listener Should be Tuning In Towww.forbes.com
For both electronic music fans and producers, these five podcasts provide fascinating interviews, actionable advice, and unique introductions to new music.

Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?
Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?motherboard.vice.com
Researchers say it’s a lot more complex than it seems on the surface.

How India's Gaana is beating Hungama, Saavn in music streaming
How India's Gaana is beating Hungama, Saavn in music streamingqz.com
Can it stay on top?

How Spotify Pre-Save Is Leading A Change In Digital Music Marketing
How Spotify Pre-Save Is Leading A Change In Digital Music Marketingwww.musicthinktank.com

The use of Spotify Pre-Save as a marketing tool represents a strategic shift in the music marketing industry that focuses on capturing fans and understanding their behaviour in order to build relationships.

The US Copyright Office Starts the Process for Selecting the Mechanical Licensing Collective
The US Copyright Office Starts the Process for Selecting the Mechanical Licensing Collectivewww.digitalmusicnews.com

The US Copyright Office is seeking feedback as it determines who will oversee the MMA’s Mechanical Licensing Collective.

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