Issue 572: The Battle for the Indian Streaming Market Heats Up; Stingray Drops Takeover Bid for Music Choice

How the Battle for the Indian Streaming Market Will Heat Up in 2019
How the Battle for the Indian Streaming Market Will Heat Up in 2019www.billboard.com
As two prominent Indian streaming services — Saavn and JioMusic — join forces and relaunch as one, Spotify faces an even bigger challenge as it readies to launch in the world’s second-most populous country.

Stingray Drops Takeover Bid for Music Choice
Stingray Drops Takeover Bid for Music Choicewww.billboard.com
Canadian digital platform Stingray has pulled its $120 million offer to acquire U.S.-based TV music platform Music Choice.

Music consumption enjoys four-year high thanks to albums and streaming
Music consumption enjoys four-year high thanks to albums and streamingwww.m-magazine.co.uk

A boom in audio streaming and the enduring album format has helped boost UK music consumption for the fourth consecutive year.

Amazon Music, Alexa and the Future of Voice-enabled Technology
Amazon Music, Alexa and the Future of Voice-enabled Technology1reddrop.com

One of the first things Amazon “trained” Alexa on was to play music from its Amazon Prime Music collection on Amazon Echo devices.

The Verge 2018 tech report card: Streaming music
The Verge 2018 tech report card: Streaming musicwww.theverge.com
There were substantial developments on the consumer side, but this year was more impactful for artists, many of whom rely on streaming platforms as their bread and butter.

Streaming music helps family tune into the past
Streaming music helps family tune into the pastwww.thestar.com
A spontaneous playlist reveals that certain songs help awaken memories and open up intergenerational connections, writes Uzma Jalaluddin.

Ebro Darden Joins Apple Music Full-Time as Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B
Ebro Darden Joins Apple Music Full-Time as Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&Bwww.billboard.com
Ebro Darden has been appointed Apple Music’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B.

3 Free Apps Every Independent Rapper Should Be Using In 2019
3 Free Apps Every Independent Rapper Should Be Using In 2019www.musicthinktank.com

I’m an independent rapper and content creator. I’m also a tech nerd and spend countless hours researching and trying different apps that I don’t actually need and won’t actually use.

Health, fitness and music streaming set to be most downloaded apps in January 2019, survey claims
Health, fitness and music streaming set to be most downloaded apps in January 2019, survey claimswww.independent.co.uk

Apps for health and fitness, music streaming and mindfulness are set to be the most downloaded in January 2019, according to a new poll of 2,000 smartphone owners.

Rekindling Our Fading Romance With AM Radio
Rekindling Our Fading Romance With AM Radiojacobsmedia.com
There may yet be hope for AM radio, a platform that has seen better days.

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