Will Record Labels Soon Have a Sirius Problem? — www.billboard.com
SiriusXM’s $3.5 billion purchase of Pandora, finalized Feb. 1, will create a digital-radio behemoth with customized radio playlists, a contract with Howard Stern and an estimated 100 million listeners who tune in from cars, smartphones and laptops alike.
Swedish startup Amuse debuts Fast Forward, a new service that projects artists’ future earnings using machine learning.
Spotify's Acquisition of Gimlet & Anchor Does to Podcasts What It Can't Afford to Do to Music — www.billboard.com
Now Spotify can finally bring its vision of becoming a “two-sided marketplace” to life — just not for music first.
Georgia Wants to Add a Tax on Netflix, Digital Music — fortune.com
Legislators in the Peach State are considering a new 4% tax on digital video, books, music, and games.
¡Más volumen! Mexico City is a new capital of the digital music business — www.marketplace.org
Spotify says the world’s largest market for its streaming service is not NYC or London: it’s Mexico City. And this metropolis is becoming a huge hub for those who create, produce or monetize digital music.
Is Spotify Stock the Next Pandora, or the Next Netflix? — investorplace.com
Spotify stock has pulled back sharply amid a market sell-off and mounting risks. Is SPOT like NFLX, or will competition take it down?
Alexa gets support to stream over 350 radio stations in India — www.businesstoday.in
With over 350 radio stations supported, the list includes a live broadcast of 17 All India Radio stations in 14 Indian languages.