Issue 575: Tidal, MQA Deliver Studio Quality Sound to Mobile; Spotify Opens Discover Weekly Playlist to Advertisers

Tidal and MQA Deliver Studio Quality Sound to Mobile
Tidal and MQA Deliver Studio Quality Sound to Mobilewww.billboard.com
Master quality audio streaming is now available to all Tidal HiFi members using Android smartphones, the company announced Monday.

Spotify Opens Discover Weekly Playlist To Advertisers, Beginning With New Microsoft Campaign
Spotify Opens Discover Weekly Playlist To Advertisers, Beginning With New Microsoft Campaignwww.billboard.com
Spotify announced today (Jan. 7) that it will begin allowing advertisers to sponsor its flagship Discover Weekly playlist, which generates a 30-song playlist of new music each week based on a user’s listening habits.

What Netflix’s 'choose-your-own-soundtrack' paradigm reveals about the future of the music industry
What Netflix’s 'choose-your-own-soundtrack' paradigm reveals about the future of the music industrywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
If movies become more interactive on our televisions, what will it mean for licensing?

Apple Just Bought a Company that Acts Like a Record Label. Why?
Apple Just Bought a Company that Acts Like a Record Label. Why?www.rollingstone.com

Is Platoon the key to unlock Apple’s long-discussed potential as a music rights-owner?

Streaming Was Heavily Concentrated (Again) in 2018
Streaming Was Heavily Concentrated (Again) in 2018www.rollingstone.com

The vast majority of music on streaming services is barely listened to.

Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixby
Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixbywww.macworld.com
Samsung and Apple have announced an exclusive partnership to launch a new iTunes Movies & TV Shows app on Smart TVs this spring.

Prediction: Spotify To Incubate 'No Records Label Group'
Prediction: Spotify To Incubate 'No Records Label Group'www.hypebot.com

Chris Castle envisions a 2019 Spotify that adopts a “No Records” model in lieu of a traditional label, allowing them to bask in the glory of having major artists signed without actually having to release any of their music.

Radio Scores as Most Trusted Medium: iHeartMedia Shares Survey Results
Radio Scores as Most Trusted Medium: iHeartMedia Shares Survey Resultswww.mediavillage.com
At a time when all things digital were thought to be the coolest tools in media, broadcast radio is having its moment. It has maintained its lead position for reach and has won the “trust game.”

A Dozen Ways Radio Can Whistle Past The Graveyard
A Dozen Ways Radio Can Whistle Past The Graveyardjacobsmedia.com
2017 saw the death of a number of legacy brand names. Here are 12 ways radio stations and broadcasting companies can ensure their success in 2018.

Garmin adds LTE to its music-focused smartwatch
Garmin adds LTE to its music-focused smartwatchtechcrunch.com

Garmin’s long been a sort of secret success story in the world of wearables. The company rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as Apple and Fitbit — or even Android Wear and Samsung — but it’s found a nice life beyond GPS systems.

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