Issue 581: LiveXLive Partners with iHeartMedia to Stream Upcoming Events; Pandora Launches Voice Mode in Mobile App

LiveXLive Partners with iHeartMedia to Stream Upcoming Events
LiveXLive Partners with iHeartMedia to Stream Upcoming Eventsplatformandstream.wordpress.com

LiveXLive announced a partnership with iHeartMedia to livestream the 2019 iHeartRadio ALTer Ego taking place at the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2019.

Hey Pandora: There's a New Vocal Assistant in Town
Hey Pandora: There's a New Vocal Assistant in Townwww.billboard.com
Pandora has begun introducing Voice Mode, a new, voice-enabled smart assistant giving mobile listeners a tailored and hands-free path to music discovery.

Chance the Rapper Pulls Song With R. Kelly From Streaming Services
Chance the Rapper Pulls Song With R. Kelly From Streaming Serviceswww.rollingstone.com

Chance the Rapper has removed his 2015 collaboration with R. Kelly, “Somewhere in Paradise,” from most digital streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, Pitchfork reports.

Céline Dion Reportedly Pulling R. Kelly Collab ‘I’m Your Angel’ From Streaming
Céline Dion Reportedly Pulling R. Kelly Collab ‘I’m Your Angel’ From Streamingwww.vulture.com
Celine Dion is reportedly pulling her R. Kelly collab “I’m Your Angel” from streaming services a week after Lady Gaga did the same.

Verizon Reportly Adding Free Apple Music To Some Phone Plans
Verizon Reportly Adding Free Apple Music To Some Phone Plansfortune.com
9To5Mac reports customers who have either the Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plans will receive the service at no additional cost.

Spotify Now Has 200 Million Users, But Only Half Pay For Music
Spotify Now Has 200 Million Users, But Only Half Pay For Musicwww.rollingstone.com

The Swedish music-streaming service announced the milestone in monthly active users at CES.

Blockchain-powered music streaming service Choon launches Beta version of platform
Blockchain-powered music streaming service Choon launches Beta version of platformcryptonewsbytes.com
Choon, the music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem, has launched the beta version of their platform.

5 Questions with Pandora
5 Questions with Pandorawww.brandchannel.com
We sat down with Aimee Lapic CMO of Pandora at CES to discover how voice technology is the key to the brand’s growth, read more:

How to get your music featured on iTunes' front page
How to get your music featured on iTunes' front pageroutenote.com
As music streaming becomes the favourite method for listening to music iTunes still stands strong as the pioneer and leader for digital downloads. Getting your music on there is easy and being featured by Apple could be too.

Meal Subscription Service Freshly Hires Its New CMO From Spotify
Meal Subscription Service Freshly Hires Its New CMO From Spotifywww.wsj.com
Mayur Gupta, vice president of growth and marketing at Spotify, is joining the prepared-meal subscription startup Freshly as chief marketing officer.

Florida Based Music Streaming Company Collaborates With Davinci, To Integrate Blockchain Services
Florida Based Music Streaming Company Collaborates With Davinci, To Integrate Blockchain Serviceswww.btcwires.com

As per recent reports, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between TOWB Music, Inc. and Davinci Foundation, a Korean-Chinese joint company that was founded in Singapore in 2017.

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist is now for sale to brands
Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist is now for sale to brandswww.vox.com
Discover Weekly was a triumph of algorithm and curation, and now it’s an ad product.

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