SiriusXM CFO David Frear on iHeartMedia Speculation: 'You Never Say Never' — www.billboard.com
SiriusXM finance chief David Frear on Wednesday poured water on media speculation that the satellite radio company’s parent Liberty Media will increase its investment in iHeartMedia, at least for now.
AR-powered ‘David Bowie is’ app launches as $7.99 download — musically.com
The ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was a real treat for keen (and even casual) Bowie fans, debuting at the V&A Museum in London in 2013 before touring the world. Last year, plans were revealed to turn the exhibition into an augmented-reality app, and this week it’s been released for Android and for iOS by Sony Music Entertainment.
Spotify’s flagship Discover Weekly feature gets in-playlist and native ad sponsorship as the streaming service enters a new age.
Who knows where this will end up, but I have an industry friend who predicts the next big move is the wireless telecoms buying the major streaming platforms to bring the commodity distribution in-house!
Apple Music still has a lot to learn from Spotify — bgr.com
At the end of every year, Spotify releases its Spotify Wrapped feature which provides users with a detailed snapshot of what music they listened to the most over the previous 12 months.
Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales tax in Canada — appleinsider.com
Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.
Visa, SiriusXM Pair On In-Car eWallets — www.pymnts.com
Visa and SiriusXM are teaming up to launch a new in-vehicle payment solution, a connected car eWallet that allows drivers to complete purchases on the go.
Drake, Eminem top 2018’s music stream and sales figures — www.thefader.com
Buzz Angle Music’s year-end music industry roundup has Drake and Eminem leading the pack.
USP Studios brings its children’s songs to streaming services — musically.com
Have you heard of Indian company USP Studios? You may not have done, but if you have young children, you may well have seen some of its characters and heard some of its music.
How Streaming Provides Advantages and Instills Trust, Pulling From Both Traditional and Digital Advertising — www.adweek.com
43% of adults take advantage of listening to audio per week.