Issue 621: YouTube Music Debuts in India; Ben Folds Offers Live Streams on Patreon; Music Video Streaming App XITE Debuts

YouTube Music Premium Enters Crowded India Streaming Market
YouTube Music Premium Enters Crowded India Streaming Marketwww.billboard.com
There’s another big entry in the India streaming race as YouTube Music officially launches in the South Asian country.

Ben Folds Joins Patreon, Offers Monthly Live Streams to Patrons
Ben Folds Joins Patreon, Offers Monthly Live Streams to Patronsvariety.com
Paying members can join Ben Folds playing records from his collection, and even chime in on new songs he writes.

Music Video Streaming App XITE Rolls Out In U.S.
Music Video Streaming App XITE Rolls Out In U.S.www.billboard.com
Music video streaming service XITE has formally debuted on several platforms in the United States today (March 12).

Spotify Premium subscribers can get Hulu for free
Spotify Premium subscribers can get Hulu for freewww.engadget.com
After bundling Hulu’s ad-supported plan with Spotify Premium for an extra $3 per month, the streaming giant is going a step further. For a limited time, Spotify…

With A Million Users Within A Week, Has Spotify Already Hit The Right Chord In India?
With A Million Users Within A Week, Has Spotify Already Hit The Right Chord In India?inc42.com
The Indian music streaming industry has never been this crowded by big brands and investors with deep pockets and options for Indian users

In the era of streaming music, how is it possible that cassette tapes are making a comeback?
In the era of streaming music, how is it possible that cassette tapes are making a comeback?www.inlander.com
My first car was a silver 1990 Buick Park Avenue handed down from my grandmother, and like all early ’90s cars, it came equipped with…

Meet Soor, a gorgeous new music player with full Apple Music support
Meet Soor, a gorgeous new music player with full Apple Music supportwww.imore.com
Apple Music is a good service, but the app leaves a lot to be desired. Soor is a beautiful music player with full Apple Music integration.

What Is the Future of High Performance Audio?
What Is the Future of High Performance Audio?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson speculates on the future of high performance audio.

Identity Theft New Trend In Music Piracy
Identity Theft New Trend In Music Piracywww.hypebot.com
Music piracy has existed as long the music industry itself, but like every thing else in the biz, it’s constantly changing and adapting. The most recent trend appears be impersonation, and has digital buccaneers pinging labels and publicists, claiming to be an artist or manager in order to access their…

New streaming platform offers Aussies more music documentaries
New streaming platform offers Aussies more music documentariesthemusicnetwork.com
The business of music since 1994.

Spotify is getting into sports with new podcasting drive
Spotify is getting into sports with new podcasting drivewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
The successful candidate expected to help establish “Spotify’s presence and voice in the [sports] category”.

Sonos adds another hi-fi music streaming option in the US
Sonos adds another hi-fi music streaming option in the USwww.engadget.com
If you’re a Sonos owner in the US who’s interested in listening to music in high quality, you might be pleased to learn there’s another streaming option availab…

4 Questions (And Answers) with Amarjit Batra, Managing Director, Spotify India
4 Questions (And Answers) with Amarjit Batra, Managing Director, Spotify Indianewsroom.spotify.com

We are delighted to be launching in India, a dynamic market with cultural diversity that’s beautifully expressed through music.

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