Issue 579: Spotify Hits 200 Million Active Users; How Hip-Hop Podcasts Will Adapt in the Streaming Era; The Most Exciting Music Things from CES

Spotify Hits 200 Million Active Users
Spotify Hits 200 Million Active Userswww.billboard.com

Spotify has added nine million monthly active users in the last couple months, a company spokesperson announced.

How Hip-Hop Podcasts Will Adapt in the Streaming Era
How Hip-Hop Podcasts Will Adapt in the Streaming Eratrapital.substack.com

Streaming services and media companies both want the next big hip-hop podcast, but creators need to be smart about which type of company to partner with.

The Most Exciting Music Things From CES 2019
The Most Exciting Music Things From CES 2019www.rollingstone.com

Music has been center stage this week at CES 2019, the latest edition of Las Vegas’s international annual consumer electronics bacchanal.

Deezer Ended Year With 7 Million Paid Subscribers, CEO Says
Deezer Ended Year With 7 Million Paid Subscribers, CEO Says www.billboard.com
Paris-based music streaming service Deezer has eased its tradition of keeping subscriber numbers close to the vest, revealing that it ended 2018 with seven million paid users and 14 million monthly active users.

Why fake Beyoncé music on Spotify and Apple Music highlights streaming's wider licensing troubles
Why fake Beyoncé music on Spotify and Apple Music highlights streaming's wider licensing troubleswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
“This sort of thing happens all the time.”

Kobalt's AWAL enters into year-long partnership with The Other Nashville Society
Kobalt's AWAL enters into year-long partnership with The Other Nashville Societywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Kobalt’s recordings company AWAL has entered into a year-long partnership with The Other Nashville Society (TONS), a community of non-country music industry professionals and artists.

SiriusXM now has 34m subscribers
SiriusXM now has 34m subscribersmusically.com
SiriusXM ended last year with around 34 million subscribers for its US satellite-radio service, including 28.9 million classed as ‘self-pay’ subscribers (as opposed to being on a trial or having it bundled with their car).

Do Touch That Dial: In-Car Listening Finally Shifting
Do Touch That Dial: In-Car Listening Finally Shiftingwww.hypebot.com
While much has changed in the music industry over the past ten years, our listening habits while on the move have, until now, remained much the same. Historically AM/FM listening has dominated in the car but, while this is still somewhat true, traditional radio’s grip on drivers seems to be…

Record Labels Evolve To Stay Relevant In Streaming Era
Record Labels Evolve To Stay Relevant In Streaming Erawww.hypebot.com

A new report based on almost 50 interviews with top-level executives at major and independent record labels, industry analyst and educator Larry Miller digs into how streaming and the digital age have made record labels an indispensable partner for the most ambitious new, developing and superstar artists.

From the Soundboard: Streaming services deserve more credit for exposing new music
From the Soundboard: Streaming services deserve more credit for exposing new musicdailytrojan.com

When examining the music industry of the past decade, one may be hard-pressed to pinpoint exactly when streaming platforms were introduced.

Simon Fuller ‘couldn’t give a monkey’s’ about streaming metrics
Simon Fuller ‘couldn’t give a monkey’s’ about streaming metricsmusically.com
Former Spice Girls manager and American Idol creator Simon Fuller is hard at work with a new band in 2019, Now United, which includes members drawn from a host of countries.

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