Issue 593: Spotify Postpones Launch in India; Toyota, SiriusXM Strike Deal; Japan Can Look to China for Future Streaming Growth

Spotify Postpones Launch in India
Spotify Postpones Launch in Indiavariety.com

As January 31st wound down in India, there was still no sign of the blowout party that Spotify had planned to celebrate its long-anticipated launch in the country.

SiriusXM inks deal to be installed as standard in all US Toyota vehicles
SiriusXM inks deal to be installed as standard in all US Toyota vehicleswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The deal also extends the long-term relationship between the two companies into 2028.

Amazon Prime Music has doubled its Indian users in five months
Amazon Prime Music has doubled its Indian users in five monthsmusically.com
While the company refused to share the active Prime Music subscriber base, it did mention that in the last five months, the user base has doubled in India

VNUE Releases iOS Update For Its Set.fm Instant Concert Music Distribution Platform
VNUE Releases iOS Update For Its Set.fm Instant Concert Music Distribution Platformplatformandstream.com

VNUE today announced that the company had released an updated version of its Set.fm “instant live” concert distribution app to the Apple App Store.

Eric Church Brings His Double Down Tour Live to SiriusXM's The Highway in February
Eric Church Brings His Double Down Tour Live to SiriusXM's The Highway in Februarywww.billboard.com
Eric Church’s acclaimed Double Down Tour, during which he plays back-to-back nights of two unique shows in the same city, is only visiting 19 markets. However, fans everywhere can listen to four of the concerts from the triple CMA Award winner live on SiriusXM throughout February.

Japan Should Look to China for Future Streaming Growth
Japan Should Look to China for Future Streaming Growthmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

Japan is the world’s second largest recorded music market and accounts for 14% of the global total. However, Japan is not following the wider market path of surging streaming revenues driving overall market growth.

How to Claim and Update Your Artist Profile on All Major Music Platforms
How to Claim and Update Your Artist Profile on All Major Music Platformsblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Clear visuals and updated artist profiles are crucial in creating and maintaining your artist image. In the digital age, branding is everything, so it’s important to keep all of your platforms up-to-date.

Sonos Adds YouTube Music, Rounding Out Its Streaming Service Support
Sonos Adds YouTube Music, Rounding Out Its Streaming Service Supportwww.digitaltrends.com
Sonos has added YouTube Music to its list of supported on-demand streaming services, providing millions of subscribers yet another reason to consider its acclaimed smart speaker lineup, and filling a major pothole in its road to supporting all of the top music streaming options out there.

Streaming Drives Success of Spain’s Top 2018 Artists
Streaming Drives Success of Spain’s Top 2018 Artistswww.billboard.com
Streaming rises to 90% of digital activity in a year in Spain “marked by the success of new artists, young artists and women.”

Streaming Music Royalties are Even Worse Than We Thought — At Least According to This Indie Label
Streaming Music Royalties are Even Worse Than We Thought — At Least According to This Indie Labelwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Gathering data from only a single source (a mid-sized label), The Trichordist has published the 2018 Streaming Price Bible.

1 million Spotify users offer clues to world's emotions
1 million Spotify users offer clues to world's emotionswww.futurity.org
Data from Spotify users in 51 countries offer researchers a new way to evaluate how people are feeling—and how they use music to manage their emotions.

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