Issue 586: 5G + Music; Spotify Working on In-Car Music Player; Triller as a Music Discovery App

Blog, Music, Streaming

5G Is Coming: So What Does This Mean for Music (If Anything)?
5G Is Coming: So What Does This Mean for Music (If Anything)?www.digitalmusicnews.com
This is more than just an enhancement. 5G has the potential to make loading websites, streaming music, and downloading up to 10 times faster than 4G.

The Case for Triller as a Music Discovery App
The Case for Triller as a Music Discovery Apppitchfork.com
The 15-second video platform is a treasure trove of dance and lip sync videos, many of which highlight the hottest new hip-hop.

Spotify is testing a simplified Car View for controlling your music while driving
Spotify is testing a simplified Car View for controlling your music while drivingwww.theverge.com

Spotify has started rolling out a new Car View mode to let users more easily control their music from behind the wheel.

The Price, Cost and Value of Digital Music
The Price, Cost and Value of Digital Musicdownbeat.com
Less and less, you dole out a buck per cut, $10 per album; more and more, you access a streaming service for a nominal few each month. Or…

Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground
Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Groundwww.hypebot.com

From Spotify to Xbox Live and the New York Times, 2018 is the year that paid subscriptions took hold.

The Liberation of Music Sampling
The Liberation of Music Samplingwww.hypebot.com

While many music creators are eager to draw on elements of music from the past, actually legally sampling tracks is typically a slow and expensive project. In this op-ed, Pär Almqvist discusses an emerging platform aimed at streamlining the sampling process.

iHeartMedia's Bankruptcy Plan Approved, CEO Bob Pittman Receives Contract Extension
iHeartMedia's Bankruptcy Plan Approved, CEO Bob Pittman Receives Contract Extensionwww.billboard.com

iHeartMedia has received necessary approval for its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, which will cut its debt load and spin off its outdoor advertising business.

Opinion: Spotify is the best streaming platform for college students
Opinion: Spotify is the best streaming platform for college studentswww.loyolamaroon.com

We live in an age of music streaming. Nowadays, not many people buy CDs or $1.29 songs off iTunes.

Dash Radio Celebrates the Human Touch
Dash Radio Celebrates the Human Touchwww.radioworld.com
Online service emphasizes active content curation and the power of personalities

Will Robot's Top The Chart? Musician's Voice In Age Of AI
Will Robot's Top The Chart? Musician's Voice In Age Of AIwww.hypebot.com

Here Marc G Tan looks ahead to future where artificial intelligence has become an integral part of the creative music process, and why it may or may not be the creative machine apocalypse which many people in the music business seem to fear.

Absolute Label Services launches new digital marketing packs
Absolute Label Services launches new digital marketing packswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
The packs contain a variety of marketing assets to use across social media