Issue 613: SiriusXM Adds 100+ Channels; Streaming Made Up 75% of Music Industry Revenue in 2018; Google Home Smart Speakers + Apple Music

SiriusXM Adds More Than 100 New Channels to Streaming Platform
SiriusXM Adds More Than 100 New Channels to Streaming Platformwww.billboard.com
On the heels of its recent aquisition of Pandora, satellite radio behemoth SiriusXM is adding more than 100 curated music channels to the streaming platform, its biggest unloading yet.

Streaming Made Up 75% of Music Industry Revenue in 2018
Streaming Made Up 75% of Music Industry Revenue in 2018pitchfork.com

The RIAA’s year-end report revealed that vinyl sales are up from 2017.

Google Home Smart Speakers Getting Apple Music Boost
Google Home Smart Speakers Getting Apple Music Boostwww.forbes.com
An option to add Apple Music is showing up in the Google Home app

Gracenote Partners With Muzooka to Include Artist Images in Music Metadata
Gracenote Partners With Muzooka to Include Artist Images in Music Metadatawww.billboard.com
Gracenote is now adding photos to its music metadata, thanks to a new partnership with Muzooka.

Purdue University to block streaming sites in classrooms
Purdue University to block streaming sites in classroomswww.thestate.com
Purdue University is moving to block Netflix and other popular streaming services in classrooms in an attempt to focus on academics while reducing the university’s broadband usage.

SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor On Putting The Artist First
SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor On Putting The Artist Firstwww.forbes.com
In the very crowded world of streaming, SoundCloud stands out by focusing on the artists before the listeners. Like today, the platform is unveiling a new distribution system today that allows artists to take their music directly from SoundCloud to Spotify and more.CEO Kerry Trainor explains why.

Spotify And Warner Music Legal Battles Could Shape Indian Laws For Streaming Services
Spotify And Warner Music Legal Battles Could Shape Indian Laws For Streaming Serviceswww.news18.com
We know Spotify and Warner Music are nowhere close to a deal, but how did it come to this?

Midemlab startups contest opens call for entries in 2019
Midemlab startups contest opens call for entries in 2019musically.com
Music/tech startups are being invited to apply for this year’s Midemlab competition, which will see its final pitch sessions take place at the Midem conference in Cannes this June.

Spotify Looking at ‘Broad Range’ of Podcast M&A Deals, Content Chief Dawn Ostroff Says
Spotify Looking at ‘Broad Range’ of Podcast M&A Deals, Content Chief Dawn Ostroff Saysvariety.com
Spotify content chief Dawn Ostroff said the company is looking at a “myriad of opportunities” in its $500 million podcast push.

The Napster Era Still an Issue for Some Security Clearance Holders
The Napster Era Still an Issue for Some Security Clearance Holdersnews.clearancejobs.com
If you’ve downloaded music, movies or games in the past, be prepared to give a dollar amount for the pirated material – and to be held accountable if it is significant.

Monkees Classics Hit LyricFind Charts After Peter Tork's Death
Monkees Classics Hit LyricFind Charts After Peter Tork's Deathwww.billboard.com
“Daydream Believer” debuts at No. 1 on the LyricFind Global chart, which tracks worldwide lyrics views and usage.

Stream: Flight Of The Conchords Stream New Album 'Live In London'
Stream: Flight Of The Conchords Stream New Album 'Live In London'www.jambase.com
Listen to Flight Of The Conchords’ ‘Live In London’ over a week ahead of its official release.

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Jeff loves music. He also loves band t-shirts, which has become something of an obsession. There's a vintage Roxy Music t-shirt on eBay for $299 he is absolutely going to get when he starts making the big bucks.