Issue 583: Tinder Tests Sharing Spotify Music Clips in Chat; How Artists Can Thrive, Unsigned in the Age of Streaming

Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat
Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chattechcrunch.com
Tinder has already developed a fairly robust chat platform within its dating app, with support for sharing things like Bitmoji and GIFs, and the ability to “like” messages by tapping a heart icon. Now, the company is testing a new integration — sharing music via Spotify. Tinder co…

Making Cuco Happen
Making Cuco Happenstory.californiasunday.com
Omar Banos found fame streaming angsty pop songs from his bedroom. Now he’s a model for how musicians can thrive, unsigned.

How Music Streaming Won Over Millennials
How Music Streaming Won Over Millennialswww.forbes.com
With streaming now driving the recovery of the music industry, competitors in a crowded field are hunting for an edge.

Five Reasons Pandora Is Beating Radio At Its Own Game
Five Reasons Pandora Is Beating Radio At Its Own Gamewww.rbr.com
Here’s a four-minute read that could save your station from lost revenue and/or a decline in listeners in 2019. Why? Pandora’s marketing pros are at it again —

How Audiomack Went From Mixtape Destination to One of the Most Influential Underground Streaming Services Around
How Audiomack Went From Mixtape Destination to One of the Most Influential Underground Streaming Services Aroundwww.billboard.com
How Audiomack emerged from the tail end of the online mixtape era to become one of the premier tastemakers in streaming audio.

Joe Bonamassa to Host Radio Show on SiriusXM
Joe Bonamassa to Host Radio Show on SiriusXMwww.premierguitar.com
Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa, will feature Bonamassa exploring all aspects of blues music.

Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?
Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?musicindustryblog.wordpress.com

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close until 2020. In many
instances, dragging out a sale could reflect badly, suggesting that the seller is struggling to find suitable buyers. But in the…

Spotify Is Releasing Cosmic Playlists Created With Guest Astrologer Chani Nicholas & There’s One For Every Zodiac Sign
Spotify Is Releasing Cosmic Playlists Created With Guest Astrologer Chani Nicholas & There’s One For Every Zodiac Signwww.bustle.com
The devotion to all things astrology is pretty hard to overlook. The practice is ancient, but there’s been a major modern-day resurgence of people looking to the stars in an attempt to find direction and feel more understood — much in the same way…

Tidal’s Beyoncé and Kanye West Streams Are Under Investigation
Tidal’s Beyoncé and Kanye West Streams Are Under Investigationwww.rollingstone.com


Norwegian authorities are looking into claims that Jay-Z’s music service falsified streaming numbers.

Feed.fm Integrates Top-Tier Music into SweatWorking’s On-Demand Gym Platform
Feed.fm Integrates Top-Tier Music into SweatWorking’s On-Demand Gym Platformplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Feed.fm announced that SweatWorking’s on-demand workout platform is using its music-as-a-service product to create a user experience that feels like a boutique class session.

British DJ Charlie Sloth confirms he’s joining Apple Music
British DJ Charlie Sloth confirms he’s joining Apple Musicmusically.com
“Im soooo GASSED to announce that I’m taking #FireInTheBooth and my Rap show to @beats1official and @applemusic,” announced Sloth on Instagram yesterday.

Classical Boost: streaming beats pop, as sales soar by 10%
Classical Boost: streaming beats pop, as sales soar by 10%www.classicfm.com
Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is among the artists driving a big surge in classical album listening.

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