Issue 604: Five Things Spotify Needs to Fix in 2019; Qobuz Takes on Spotify, Tidal by Banking on Sound Quality

Five Things Spotify Needs to Fix in 2019 – Rolling Stone
Five Things Spotify Needs to Fix in 2019 – Rolling Stonewww.rollingstone.com

The company finished 2018 with its first ever quarterly operating profit but still faces a few stark challenges.

Qobuz takes on Spotify and Tidal by banking on sound quality
Qobuz takes on Spotify and Tidal by banking on sound qualitywww.cnet.com
Streaming music service Qobuz launches in the US with high-quality music streams and a unique download store.

SiriusXM radios standard on all International on-highway trucks
SiriusXM radios standard on all International on-highway truckswww.trucker.com
SiriusXM radios are now standard equipment for all International Truck’s on-highway tractors including the LoneStar, LT Series and RH Series trucks.

Beatport & DJcity Team Up to Form Beatsource for Open-Format DJs
Beatport & DJcity Team Up to Form Beatsource for Open-Format DJswww.billboard.com
Leading DJ music source Beatport and subscription-based digital DJ record pool DJcity announced on Wednesday they would be combining their resources to launch Beatsource, a new digital music retail experience for open-format DJs.

Deezer NEXT 2019 Announces Manuel Turizo and Cheyo Carrillo as US Priority Acts
Deezer NEXT 2019 Announces Manuel Turizo and Cheyo Carrillo as US Priority Actswww.billboard.com
Global music streaming service Deezer has revealed its 2019 Deezer NEXT edition, including Latin singers Manuel Turizo and Cheyo Carrillo in the roster.

How to make the most of a song or album premiere
How to make the most of a song or album premierehaulixdaily.com
With competition fiercer than ever, artists and journalists alike need to be sure their next premiere has a meaningful impact.

Symphonic Distribution launches sync licensing arm, Bodega Sync
Symphonic Distribution launches sync licensing arm, Bodega Syncwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Bodega will act as a standalone sync licensing agency

Radio Gaga: The story of in-car entertainment
Radio Gaga: The story of in-car entertainmentwww.motoringresearch.com
Adventures in Hi-Fi: from its roots in the 1920s to Apple Carplay, we chart the history of in-car entertainment

Study: Spotify is now installed on 33% of Dutch smartphones
Study: Spotify is now installed on 33% of Dutch smartphonesmusically.com
Spotify’s app is now installed on 33% of Dutch smartphones. Apple Music, on 5%, is some way behind.

Drake's 'So Far Gone' Is Heading to Streaming Services
Drake's 'So Far Gone' Is Heading to Streaming Servicesnoisey.vice.com
The mixtape will be available on digital platforms for its 10 year anniversary.

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