Issue 619: Spotify Will Be Pre-Installed on Samsung Phones; What’s Next for Playlists? Qobuz Now Supports Sonos

Blog, Music, Streaming

Spotify Will Now Be Pre-Installed on Samsung Phones
Spotify Will Now Be Pre-Installed on Samsung Phoneswww.billboard.com
Back in August, Spotify secured a major partnership as Samsung’s go-to music provider.

What’s next for playlists? Perhaps more context for the music
What’s next for playlists? Perhaps more context for the musicmusically.com

Former BPI and Spotify research exec Keith Jopling is now working with Midia Research among other music companies, thinking about big-picture strategy.

Spotify, Google, Pandora & Amazon Plan to Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Rates
Spotify, Google, Pandora & Amazon Plan to Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Rateswww.billboard.com
Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have filed notices they intend to appeal the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) rate determinations finalized last month that would boost record labels and digital services’ payments to music publishers by 44 percent over a four-year term.

Student app lets users discover new music through their friends' tastes
Student app lets users discover new music through their friends' tasteswww.dukechronicle.com

If you use a music streaming service like Spotify, then chances are you have come across mixes tailored to your listening habits.

Spotify and India: Global Music Business Looks to It as Future Market
Spotify and India: Global Music Business Looks to It as Future Marketwww.rollingstone.com

“Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we’ll also bring the world’s music to fans across India,” said Daniel Ek.

Music Streaming or Music Stealing?
Music Streaming or Music Stealing?medium.com
Technology isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s an amazing thing. It makes our lives easier, more efficient, and allows our society to progress and evolve for the better. However, some could…

Petition calls for Lucio Battisti's music to be released on digital streaming services
Petition calls for Lucio Battisti's music to be released on digital streaming servicescrackmagazine.net
The Italian artist’s discography currently cannot be streamed online

How Streaming Is Bringing Us Closer To 1984's Memory Hole
How Streaming Is Bringing Us Closer To 1984's Memory Holewww.forbes.com
As we increasingly shift towards streaming and e-books, that externalization of information and centralization to an ever-smaller number of streaming companies means we are edging ever closer to 1984’s “memory hole.”

Library asks more local musicians to join MnSpin streaming service
Library asks more local musicians to join MnSpin streaming servicewww.fox9.com
Most Minnesotans already know about Prince and Bob Dylan, but the Hennepin County Library wants to bring more attention to new music being made right here in Minnesota.

Qobuz Streaming Service Now Supports Sonos
Qobuz Streaming Service Now Supports Sonoswww.soundandvision.com

Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. last month, is now available on Sonos wireless music systems.

Vinyl: Is it better than streaming or should we stay digital?
Vinyl: Is it better than streaming or should we stay digital?www.soundguys.com
It’s an old audiophile argument, but who’s right? Is vinyl the only way to achieve auditory enlightenment, or digital music more than good enough?

The most exciting music technology startups in the UK
The most exciting music technology startups in the UKwww.techworld.com
Here are the British startups shaping the beats of tomorrow