Issue 582: Deezer’s New App Serves Up 30,000 Radio Stations for Free; A Boost in Classical Streaming

Deezer's new app serves up 30,000 radio stations for free
Deezer's new app serves up 30,000 radio stations for freewww.engadget.com
Deezer has unveiled a new app that will give users access to 30,000 radio stations around the world. “Radio by Deezer,” only available on Android in the UK for…

Country Music Consumption Up In 2018 As Shift To Streaming Continues
Country Music Consumption Up In 2018 As Shift To Streaming Continueswww.billboard.com
Fans have multiple ways to consume music in 2019, and in appropriate fashion, three different artists led four year-end Nielsen Music country lists for 2018 with Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean feeling the love on different platforms.

LiveXLive Looks To Mirror MTV And ESPN As The First Global Network For Live Music Events
LiveXLive Looks To Mirror MTV And ESPN As The First Global Network For Live Music Eventswww.forbes.com
I spoke with Chairman and CEO Robert Ellin about the vision behind his company, disrupting the broadcasting space and his plans for leading the first global network dedicated to live music.

Vinyl-on-demand service Qrates inks first major label imprint partnership with Warner Music's Run Out Groove
Vinyl-on-demand service Qrates inks first major label imprint partnership with Warner Music's Run Out Groovewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Qrates will provide the label with manufacturing and D2C solutions

BPI says there was a ‘surge’ in classical streaming in 2018
BPI says there was a ‘surge’ in classical streaming in 2018musically.com
Like jazz, classical music is a sector that is often described as being under-served by the big, global streaming services, thanks to challenges including its extra layers of metadata, not to mention the length of its tracks – a half-hour performance doesn’t monetise well in a per-stream environment built for single songs.

Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android
Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Androidtechcrunch.com
Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you want to hear. The feature will allow you to not only control music playback with commands to play a sp…

The HomePod now counts towards streaming limits with Apple Music
The HomePod now counts towards streaming limits with Apple Musicappleinsider.com
Sometime in 2019, Apple quietly changed how the HomePod is counted by the Apple Music service as a streaming device, resulting in a slightly more restrictive device for the end-user.

iHeartRadio Launches a Broadway Channel and Digital Hub
iHeartRadio Launches a Broadway Channel and Digital Hubwww.billboard.com
Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway channel and online hub.

Without HMV, predictable streaming algorithms will ruin our taste in music
Without HMV, predictable streaming algorithms will ruin our taste in musicwww.telegraph.co.uk
Root through the bottom of my bedroom drawers and you’ll find an assortment of CDs that haven’t seen the light of day in some time.

'I love the freedom': Dido on new music, No Angel and the streaming revolution
'I love the freedom': Dido on new music, No Angel and the streaming revolutionwww.musicweek.com
The singer’s new album Still On My Mind, the follow-up to 2013’s Girl Who Got Away, is a collaboration with her brother Rollo Armstrong and is released via BMG on March 8.

SoundExchange Appoints Helaine S. Klasky as Chief Communications Officer
SoundExchange Appoints Helaine S. Klasky as Chief Communications Officerwww.billboard.com
SoundExchange has appointed Helaine S. Klasky to chief communications officer of the collective rights management organization, it was announced Wednesday.

Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Number
Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Numberwww.hypebot.com

Here one innovative music biz self-starter explains how successfully he eschewed traditional streaming service in favor of an incredibly old-school marketing tactic using, drum roll, the telephone.

Spotify's global user base grew faster last year than it did in 2017
Spotify's global user base grew faster last year than it did in 2017www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Monthly active users jumped 43m in 2018 – but subscriber growth is more complicated

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