Issue 592: SiriusXM Boosts Subscribers; Apple Music Takes Flight on American Airlines; Why Spotify Finally Let People Mute R. Kelly

Blog, Music, Streaming

SiriusXM Grows Subscribers, Financials in Fourth Quarter
SiriusXM Grows Subscribers, Financials in Fourth Quarterwww.billboard.com
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM, home of Howard Stern, on Wednesday reported improved fourth-quarter financials as it continued to add subscribers.

American Airlines to offer free Apple Music steaming for subscribers
American Airlines to offer free Apple Music steaming for subscriberswww.usatoday.com
Travelers with Apple Music subscriptions will be able to stream music without paying in-flight internet charges.

SoundCloud, Making $100 Million a Year, Is Back On Solid Ground
SoundCloud, Making $100 Million a Year, Is Back On Solid Groundwww.rollingstone.com

Streaming company generated more than $100 million in 2017, latest filings show.

Why Rhett Miller’s New ‘Wheels Off’ Podcast Is a Must Listen
Why Rhett Miller’s New ‘Wheels Off’ Podcast Is a Must Listenwww.rollingstone.com

Old 97’s frontman plumbs the depths of the creative process in interviews with Rosanne Cash, Fred Armisen and more.

Spotify responds to copycat Revolut ads: 'Some of our favourite songs are covers'
Spotify responds to copycat Revolut ads: 'Some of our favourite songs are covers'www.thedrum.com
Spotify has responded to accusations that banking app Revolut’s latest ad campaign has blatantly copied the creative style of its ads.

Several top Pandora executives, including CEO Roger Lynch, will leave after its acquisition by SiriusXM
Several top Pandora executives, including CEO Roger Lynch, will leave after its acquisition by SiriusXMtechcrunch.com
Pandora announced today that shareholders have approved its $3.5 billion acquisition by SiriusXM. After the transaction closes, several key Pandora executives will leave, including CEO Roger Lynch, general counsel Steve Bene, CFO Naveen Chopra, and chief human resources officer Kristen Robinson. Si…

Are You Ready to Challenge the Radio Scene?
Are You Ready to Challenge the Radio Scene?www.digitalmusicnews.com
With automated radio platforms like Airtime Pro, it’s now easy for anyone to set up their own station — and have as much time on the air as they want.

Is Chris Evans ushering in an ad-free future?
Is Chris Evans ushering in an ad-free future?www.cityam.com
According to the media and people hipper than me, we’re going through a bit of a 90s revival in music and fashion.

The Math on Music Streaming
The Math on Music Streamingwww.fyimusicnews.ca
Before we get into some stats on how much the various streaming services pay out for the play of a song, let’s remember that you cannot compare the

Why Spotify Finally Let People Mute R. Kelly
Why Spotify Finally Let People Mute R. Kellywww.vulture.com
How Spotify worked with Color of Change to implement a mute button after a failed first attempt at muting R. Kelly.

A radio anorak’s take on how the medium has been redefined in a digital world
A radio anorak’s take on how the medium has been redefined in a digital worldthemediaonline.co.za
Unless your show or station is offering something that your target audience feels drawn to, you are dead in the water. But how do you work out what they want?

Hungama Music starts streaming on Alexa
Hungama Music starts streaming on Alexawww.televisionpost.com

Music streaming app Hungama Music has started streaming its service on Alexa. Users can now listen to their favorite tracks on the Amazon Echo range of smart speakers as well as the Amazon Fire TV Stick by simply asking Alexa to play songs from Hungama Music.