Issue 574: YouTube, Coachella Expand Livestream Pact; How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery

YouTube and Coachella Expand Livestream Pact to Include Both Weekends
YouTube and Coachella Expand Livestream Pact to Include Both Weekendswww.billboard.com
When Coachella rolls around this April, couch-bound fans will have double the chances to watch, thanks to an expanded partnership between the festival and YouTube.

Things That Need to Happen in Music in 2019 So We Can Move Forward
Things That Need to Happen in Music in 2019 So We Can Move Forwardnoisey.vice.com
Stop making long albums, never do an encore again, be more like Pitbull – then achieve world peace. These are things we need this year.

How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery
How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discoverywww.webpronews.com
Pandora is considered the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, using algorithms to determine which music to play to a subscriber at any given time. The question is how do they do it so successfully?

R. Kelly’s Spotify Streams Increase 16 Percent After Docuseries Premiere
R. Kelly’s Spotify Streams Increase 16 Percent After Docuseries Premierewww.xxlmag.com
Following the premiere of the controversial Lifetime docuseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ the singer’s streams have increased by 16 perfect on Spotify.

Sales Of Physical Music Media Slump As Consumers Move To Streaming Services
Sales Of Physical Music Media Slump As Consumers Move To Streaming Serviceswww.forbes.com
Sales of CDs continue to slump as consumers turn towards music streaming services rather than owning physical media. Only vinyl records are holding their own in the market but the future is definitely moving towards subscription music model.

MediaMarktSaturn mulls future for its Juke music-streaming service
MediaMarktSaturn mulls future for its Juke music-streaming servicemusically.com
B2B digital-music service 7digital published an update on its business on Friday, with three separate pieces of news. Among them, the news that 7digital is in talks with European retailer MediaMarktSaturn about the future of its Juke music-streaming service, which 7digital powers.

Apple Music slaps down Spotify Wrapped, letting users share their music stats too
Apple Music slaps down Spotify Wrapped, letting users share their music stats toowww.t3.com
Apple is quite literally back once again with the ill behaviour, revealing your most played of last year

How To Listen To Aaliyah's Music That Isn't Available To Stream, Including "Try Again" & "Rock The Boat"
How To Listen To Aaliyah's Music That Isn't Available To Stream, Including "Try Again" & "Rock The Boat"www.bustle.com

It’s been 18 years since the 90’s R&B superstar, Aaliyah, released her third, and arguably most well-known, album, but fans looking to stream her self-titled project will find themselves out of luck.

Taylor Swift’s app The Swift Life is shutting down
Taylor Swift’s app The Swift Life is shutting downmusically.com
As the Reputation era comes to an end, our time on The Swift Life will be ending too

NetEase Cloud Music partners with South Korea's Cube Entertainment
NetEase Cloud Music partners with South Korea's Cube Entertainmentwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
NetEase has been granted access to Cube Entertainment’s complete music catalog

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