Issue 634: SoundCloud Puts Music Writers in Charge of New Playlists; Motley Crüe Film Pumps Up Band’s Music Sales

SoundCloud puts music writers in charge of its new playlists
SoundCloud puts music writers in charge of its new playlistswww.engadget.com
The streaming era is producing its own music stars and SoundCloud is tapping the industry’s tastemakers to help you discover them. Putting its financial woes as…

Netflix’s Motley Crüe Film ‘The Dirt’ Pumps Up Band’s Music Sales
Netflix’s Motley Crüe Film ‘The Dirt’ Pumps Up Band’s Music Salesdeadline.com
Netflix Motley Crüe Film ‘The Dirt’ Pumps Up Music Sales

Ujo Music Launches Streaming Payments Platform using DAI in Conjunction with Connext
Ujo Music Launches Streaming Payments Platform using DAI in Conjunction with Connextbitcoinexchangeguide.com

Ujo Music, the Ethereum based music software services company, backed by ConsenSys, has just announced a new addition to their streaming portal, that lets users get paid for steaming, using crypto.

Side Door Booking App Brings House Concerts Into the Digital Age & A Tour Near You
Side Door Booking App Brings House Concerts Into the Digital Age & A Tour Near Youwww.billboard.com
Canadian musician Dan Mangan and music industry professional Laura Simpson have come up with a browser-based mobile-friendly booking business that matches live performers to show hosts according to their profile preferences.

Reba on Twitter, Streaming and Her New Album
Reba on Twitter, Streaming and Her New Albumwww.billboard.com
For Reba McEntire’s upcoming 29th studio album, the country superstar had only one objective: record music that made her happy.

Ari's Take: How This Artist Grew To 500,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners Without Playlists
Ari's Take: How This Artist Grew To 500,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners Without Playlistsaristake.com
Three years ago the northern Virginia conscious hip hop artist Lucidious was struggling to get listeners to his music. He had about 150 monthly listeners on Spotify (no I didn’t forget a zero) with merely 45 followers, about 1,500 followers on Instagram and Facebook. And was ma…

Dubset Media Quietly Inks a One-Year Pact With 7Digital
Dubset Media Quietly Inks a One-Year Pact With 7Digitalwww.digitalmusicnews.com
As part of the deal, 7digital will provide access to its platform to assist Dubset Media to enhance its proprietary ‘Mixscan’ recognition technology.

BBC wants to add 3rd parties to its Sounds app to balance Apple and Spotify dominance in podcasts and music
BBC wants to add 3rd parties to its Sounds app to balance Apple and Spotify dominance in podcasts and musictechcrunch.com
Earlier this week, the BBC pulled its podcasts from Google’s Podcast app and Assistant platform after determining that it wasn’t getting enough out of the relationship, specifically noting that Google wasn’t providing it with enough audience data and search links to its own sites …

Best 3rd Party Playlisting Services
Best 3rd Party Playlisting Servicesblog.symphonicdistribution.com

3rd Party Playlists offer a lot of valuable insight into audience targeting that you should know about if you want to have your voice heard among people who are into just what you’re into.

Spotify, Hulu Cut Their Bundle to $9.99, but Consumers Say They Would Pay a Lot More
Spotify, Hulu Cut Their Bundle to $9.99, but Consumers Say They Would Pay a Lot Moremorningconsult.com

Spotify SA and Hulu LLC on March 12 temporarily dropped the price of their bundle of Spotify Premium and Hulu’s ad-supported streaming service to $9.99 a month, from $12.99.

In Radio, Privacy Has Become A "Thing"
In Radio, Privacy Has Become A "Thing"jacobsmedia.com
Privacy is rapidly becoming one of the biggest issues facing new technologies and innovations.

Apple Music code hints at Chromecast support
Apple Music code hints at Chromecast supportwww.engadget.com
Whether or not Apple Music is coming to Google Home, there are signs you might get to use it with some Google-powered devices. The 9to5Google team has found mu…

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