Spotify in Talks to Acquire Podcast Startup Gimlet Media — www.billboard.com
Spotify is in talks to acquire Gimlet Media, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, as it sets its sights on becoming a bigger player in the podcasting space.
SiriusXM this week offered a few more details on how it plans to leverage its newest asset, Pandora, following its $3.5 billion acquisition of the streaming music service last year, which officially closes on Friday.
Jennifer Hudson Removes R. Kelly-Penned Songs From Streaming Platforms — www.hollywoodreporter.com
Jennifer Hudson has removed two R. Kelly-written songs from streaming platforms as artists denounce and refuse to perform songs by Kelly, following resurfaced sexual misconduct claims against him in the Lifetime documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly.’
Streaming threatened music label but it sold for $100m — www.businesscloud.co.uk
Ministry of Sound chairman Lohan Presencer reflects on impact of digitalisation on music industry and sale of label to Sony Music Entertainment
YouTube promotes Carletta Higginson to Global Head of Music Publishing — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Exec has spent five years at Google/YouTube
“These conversations, if successful, would lead to a transaction which would allow us to meet all of our outstanding obligations.”
Repertoire from outside America or in a language other than English isn’t just dominating key individual territories; it’s also taking over the world.
This techno album was made on a Sega Genesis, and you can buy it in cartridge form — www.theverge.com
DJ Remute’s forthcoming LP, Technoptimistic was programmed entirely using the sound chip for ‘90s game console Sega Genesis. And, it’s being released on a Sega Mega Drive cartridge.
Could China be the model for music-streaming growth in Japan? — musically.com
Japan may be the world’s second-largest recorded-music market, but in terms of music-streaming, it is still early days for a country where CD is still the prime format.
The new phase of music streaming to come on the back of voice: Sahas Malhotra of Amazon Prime Music — www.businesstoday.in
The number of Prime Music listeners adopting voice to listen to music is growing day by day – over 3.5 times.
Spotify is being sued by a professional IP representative for allegedly infringing on its patents.
At CES 2019 Sony showed an amazing audio demo that could be a sign of great things to come