Issue 589: Christmas Music is Booming in the Streaming Era; Fake Spotify Plays; Clio Music Announces Call for Entries

Holidays are coming back: Why Christmas music is booming in the streaming era
Holidays are coming back: Why Christmas music is booming in the streaming erawww.musicweek.com

The Official Charts Company numbers on Christmas music streams show that if you were lucky enough to write, record or release a classic festive song, there will be a nice present when your next royalty cheque arrives.

The curious tale of Spotify, ‘mysterycore’ artists and fake streams
The curious tale of Spotify, ‘mysterycore’ artists and fake streamsmusically.com
Spotify’s ‘2018 Wrapped’ promotion had plenty of people boasting about how much time they’d spent listening to their favourite artists last year.

Clio Music Announces Call for Entries for 2019 Awards Program Celebrating Creative Work in Music Marketing, Advertising
Clio Music Announces Call for Entries for 2019 Awards Program Celebrating Creative Work in Music Marketing, Advertisingplatformandstream.wordpress.com

The Clio Awards today announced a call for entries for the 2019 Clio Music Awards, a program dedicated to work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising.

Chris Brown Arrest Tests Music Streaming Services
Chris Brown Arrest Tests Music Streaming Serviceswww.bloomberg.com

Spotify and other music-streaming services, which have struggled with how to cope with allegations of misconduct by artists, are facing a new test.

Humble Angel Records launches specialist dance imprint
Humble Angel Records launches specialist dance imprintwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Kieron Donoghue, founder of Playlists.net, Humble Angel Records and previously VP of Global Playlist Strategy and Curation at Warner Music has launched an independent dance record label, called Humble Angel Dance.

Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Album Is Coming To Streaming Services
Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Album Is Coming To Streaming Serviceswww.billboard.com
Frank Ocean’s final Def Jam release, which has thus far existed digitally only as a longform music video on Apple Music, is expected to arrive soon.

Songs Are Getting Shorter. Blame the Economics of Streaming Music
Songs Are Getting Shorter. Blame the Economics of Streaming Musicfortune.com
The average length of a song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart these days is 20 seconds shorter than it was five years ago

Lew Goes Digital
Lew Goes Digitalradioink.com

After decades in the radio business former Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey is turning to digital. 

Spotify Wants More Dashboard Real Estate
Spotify Wants More Dashboard Real Estateradioink.com

Spotify is close to launching an in-car music streamer.

Streaming music sites are changing how musicians respond to controversy
Streaming music sites are changing how musicians respond to controversynationalpost.com

Amid outcry from her fans, Lady Gaga was caught between her ethics and her art.Earlier this month, her 2013 single “Do What U Want (With My Body)” was back under scrutiny as viewers considered a new documentary series outlining sexual misconduct allegations against R.

Why High-Fidelity Streaming Is The Audio Revolution Your Ears Have Been Waiting For
Why High-Fidelity Streaming Is The Audio Revolution Your Ears Have Been Waiting Forwww.forbes.com

“People really should pay attention to the weakest link.”

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