Issue 603: Million-Plus Downloads for IDAGIO App; 7 Startups Spotify Should Buy; Universal Acquires INgrooves

Over one million downloads for IDAGIO app
Over one million downloads for IDAGIO appwww.rhinegold.co.uk
In January 2019, streaming service for classical music IDAGIO surpassed over one million app downloads worldwide. The Berlin-based streaming serviceRead More

Seven startups Spotify should (try to) buy to better serve artists
Seven startups Spotify should (try to) buy to better serve artistswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Merch, hardware, A&R, crowd-funding and more offered by some impressive young companies

Drake Releasing ‘So Far Gone’ to Streaming Services, 10 Years Later
Drake Releasing ‘So Far Gone’ to Streaming Services, 10 Years Laterwww.rollingstone.com

Superstar rapper posted a lengthy Instagram message to announce that his breakthrough mixtape will finally get a streaming release.

Universal Music to Acquire Distributor INgrooves in Move to Strengthen Commitment to Indie Labels
Universal Music to Acquire Distributor INgrooves in Move to Strengthen Commitment to Indie Labelswww.billboard.com
Universal Music Group has agreed to acquire INgrooves, the independent distributor that it has long had a strategic alignment with in addition to holding about a 25 percent stake in that company.

iHeart Launches Podcast Recommendation Engine - Radio Ink
iHeart Launches Podcast Recommendation Engine – Radio Inkradioink.com
iHeartRadio’s new podcast recommendation engine gives listeners podcast suggestions based on their preferences and listening habits.

How Is Playlist Culture Affecting Our Listening Choices? A New York City Experiment
How Is Playlist Culture Affecting Our Listening Choices? A New York City Experimentflypaper.soundfly.com
I spent a day in Union Square, New York City, asking passersby what they’re listening to and how they discovered it, and learned a lot about myself.

The Future of In-Car Radio: Losing All Restrictions
The Future of In-Car Radio: Losing All Restrictionswww.radioworld.com
Fraunhofer IIS explores possibilities raised by intelligent audio-processing technologies

Cramer: Wake up and hear the music—Spotify is an 'incredible' buy
Cramer: Wake up and hear the music—Spotify is an 'incredible' buywww.cnbc.com
Jim Cramer says Wall Street misread Spotify’s guidance even though the music streaming platform has recently made some great acquisitions.

The Knot Inspires Couples Through the Power of Music with Spotify
The Knot Inspires Couples Through the Power of Music with Spotifyplatformandstream.com

The Knot announces the launch of the Spotify playlist “Wedding Songs by The Knot,” which will serve up musical inspiration for couples across the globe.

How to Release a Project In the Streaming Era on a Minimal Budget: A Guest Editorial by Spree Wilson
How to Release a Project In the Streaming Era on a Minimal Budget: A Guest Editorial by Spree Wilsondjbooth.net
Singer-songwriter and producer Spree Wilson pens a guest editorial on releasing a project, or video, in the streaming era on a minimal budget.

Capcom Adds A Ton Of Game Soundtracks to Spotify
Capcom Adds A Ton Of Game Soundtracks to Spotifycomicbook.com

Many video game players enjoy the music that is part of their favorite titles.

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