Issue 580: Dead & Co. Add Live Shows to Streaming Services; Sunderland Connects with Apple Music; Spotify Strikes Deal with India’s T-Series

Dead & Co. Add Live Recordings To Spotify, Apple Music

Dead & Company, the stadium selling, John Mayer fronted Grateful Dead offshoot, is releasing two years of recording of its live shows to Spotify, Apple Music and other streamers.

Spotify Strikes Deal With India’s T-Series
Spotify Strikes Deal With India’s T-Seriesvariety.com
As widely speculated, Spotify and T-Series, India’s leading music and film company, have agreed to a global content deal, the companies announced today.

Jay-Z's Tidal Under Investigation in Norway on Streaming Fraud
Jay-Z's Tidal Under Investigation in Norway on Streaming Fraudwww.bloombergquint.com

Tidal, a subscription-based music and video streaming service owned by rapper Jay-Z, is being investigated in Norway over allegations of falsely inflating listening numbers.

Sunderland AFC signs deal with Apple Music for player playlists
Sunderland AFC signs deal with Apple Music for player playlistswww.sunderlandecho.com
Sunderland fans can immerse themselves in the Sounds of the Stadium of Light and check out music playlists chosen by SAFC players thanks to a new deal signed between the club and Apple Music.

Chromecast Audio Is Being Discontinued, Google Confirms
Chromecast Audio Is Being Discontinued, Google Confirmsvariety.com
The streaming audio adapter is phased out in favor of full-functioning smart speakers.

Spotify CEO: Streaming Less Dominated by Major Hit Records
Spotify CEO: Streaming Less Dominated by Major Hit Recordsrealedm.com

Spotify makes crucial progress towards their goal of enabling one million artists to live off their music. In March of 2018, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek stated, “Our mission is to enable one million artists to live off their work.”

SiriusXM buying Pandora, and a new cloud alliance with Microsoft, Adobe and SAP
SiriusXM buying Pandora, and a new cloud alliance with Microsoft, Adobe and SAPwww.cnbc.com
Jon Fortt sits down with Pandora Co-Founder and Former CEO Tim Westergren on the sale of his creation to SiriusXM Satellite Radio for $3.5 billion. Plus — the new “big cloud” mafia on their new alliance.

America’s Music Spending Is Expected To Rise Again This Year
America’s Music Spending Is Expected To Rise Again This Yearwww.rollingstone.com

America’s consumer tech industry overall is expected to reach a record $398 billion in retail revenue, up around 4 percent from 2018.

Spotify’s increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own ads
Spotify’s increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own adstechcrunch.com

Having established itself as a top streaming service with now more than 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts.

Song Exploder, The Podcast That Will Change How You Hear Music, Welcomes Thao Nguyen Into The Host Seat
Song Exploder, The Podcast That Will Change How You Hear Music, Welcomes Thao Nguyen Into The Host Seatwww.refinery29.com
The podcast that changed how we listen to music welcomes a new host as indie rock singer/guitarist Thao Nguyen slips into the host chair for sixth season.

Radiohead Release Rare Song to digital platforms
Radiohead Release Rare Song to digital platformsconsequenceofsound.net

Radiohead have released the rare song “Ill Wind” to digital platforms for the first time, and it can be streamed now.

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