Issue 615: 5 Music Startup Trends; Spotify (Not Just for Music Anymore); Beatport CEO: Streaming Feels Like “Dawn of a New DJ Experience”

5 Music Startup Trends To Follow In 2019
5 Music Startup Trends To Follow In 2019www.hypebot.com

Cherie Hu look at five observable trends in the world of music industry tech startups, and what these inclinations suggest about the future of the music biz and the ways in which tech companies and their investors understand and relate to the music business.

Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore.
Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore.www.nytimes.com
With its acquisition of two podcasting companies, the streaming service broadens its ambitions to include everything audio.

Beatport CEO: Streaming feels like "the dawn of a new DJ experience"
Beatport CEO: Streaming feels like "the dawn of a new DJ experience"djmag.com
“It appears that some may be letting their enthusiasm blind them to real-world challenges…”

Apple Music is Helping Elevate India’s Hip Hop Scene From Local Gullys to Global Playlists
Apple Music is Helping Elevate India’s Hip Hop Scene From Local Gullys to Global Playlistsin.mashable.com
Desi Hip Hop’s time has come and how!

Music Industry's Revenue Continues To Grow, But Beneath The Surface Are Warning Signs
Music Industry's Revenue Continues To Grow, But Beneath The Surface Are Warning Signswww.forbes.com
The latest RIAA music industry revenue numbers show continued growth and continued dominance of interactive streaming. But growth in streaming is slowing down, leading to questions about where the industry will go next.

Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominance
Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominanceadage.com
Spotify and Pandora duke it out for podcasting dominance

A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industry
A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industrywww.rollingstone.com

More than $100 Billion Is at Stake.

Spotify Is Turning to Placed as an Offline Attribution Measurement Partner
Spotify Is Turning to Placed as an Offline Attribution Measurement Partnerwww.adweek.com
The two companies worked together on Baskin-Robbins’ campaign last summer.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce Wallingford Webcast
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce Wallingford Webcastwww.jambase.com
A webcast of tonight’s Bob Weir & Wolf Bros show at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut is available via nugs.tv.

7digital Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement That Ends Juke Partnership
7digital Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement That Ends Juke Partnershipwww.billboard.com
German music service Juke has agreed to pay €4 million ($4.5 million) to London-based digital services company 7digital.

Why vinyl records survive in the digital age
Why vinyl records survive in the digital agearstechnica.com
Don’t underestimate ritual and tactility.

Around 91m Americans may be listening to podcasts every week
Around 91m Americans may be listening to podcasts every weekmusically.com
“We’re entering the Golden Age of Podcasts” claims a headline on a blog post by Chartable, a company that focuses on podcast analytics.

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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.