Issue 635: Teens Teaching Parents to Stream, and Radio is Worried; ‘Let It Go’ is the Most Streamed Disney Song

Teens Are Teaching Their Parents to Stream, and Radio Is Worried
Teens Are Teaching Their Parents to Stream, and Radio Is Worriedwww.rollingstone.com

Core FM listeners skew older. But children might be eroding that base by introducing mom and dad to Spotify.

"Let It Go" is the most streamed Disney song
"Let It Go" is the most streamed Disney songqz.com
The “Frozen” anthem is a song tailor-made for the streaming age.

Billie Eilish proves that young people WILL stream blockbuster albums... when they're encouraged to do so
Billie Eilish proves that young people WILL stream blockbuster albums… when they're encouraged to do sowww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The birth of the streaming era, rooted in a track-led culture, has caused artists and record labels alike to question the future of the LP in an age dominated by playlists.

Discover Quickly offers a new interface for Spotify
Discover Quickly offers a new interface for Spotifymusically.com
Discover Weekly? How about Discover Quickly? The latter is a real thing: ‘Your interface for music discovery, powered by Spotify,” as its website explains.

Why Audio Is Bucking Publishing’s Downward Trend
Why Audio Is Bucking Publishing’s Downward Trend which-50.com
There hasn’t been much good news out of publishing and media since the Great Recession, but one segment, recorded audio, is exploding everywhere, all at

How TikTok and Spotify could win through location-based marketing
How TikTok and Spotify could win through location-based marketingmarketingland.com
There are many opportunities for apps and businesses to collaborate on co-branded experiences tied to brick-and-mortar locations.

How JioSaavn, Gaana, Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Amazon can try to win India’s music streaming space
How JioSaavn, Gaana, Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Amazon can try to win India’s music streaming spacescroll.in
Two of the world’s biggest streaming giants have recently entered the $213 million Indian over-the-top streaming industry.

Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Spotify Make Them Profitable?
Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Spotify Make Them Profitable?www.bloomberg.com
The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing.

Here’s a delightful and algorithm-free way to discover your next favorite band
Here’s a delightful and algorithm-free way to discover your next favorite bandqz.com
It’s the perfect cure to your “musical paralysis.”

What Radio Can Learn From Online Advertising?
What Radio Can Learn From Online Advertising?radioink.com

Borrell Associates offered a thumbnail sketch of its recently held Local Online Advertising Conference during a Wednesday afternoon webinar.

Spotify has made some big changes that affect where your music appears when you share playlists
Spotify has made some big changes that affect where your music appears when you share playlistswww.hypebot.com

Spotify has recently been testing the waters with its new personalized editorial playlists, a kind of hybrid between curatorial and strictly algorithmic playlists.

Is One Audio Format Better Than Another?
Is One Audio Format Better Than Another?audiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff wonders if format preference is a lifestyle choice…

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