How Regional Rap Is Surviving in the Streaming Era — www.complex.com
Scenes in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and the Bay Area are building local infrastructure in an uncertain music world.
YouTube Music, Spotify, JioSaavn spice up Indian music streaming — qz.com
Comparing library sizes is passé. This is what music-streaming companies are competing on.
Deezer launches new channel featuring K-Pop-focused editorial playlists — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Chanel will focus on K-Pop and its subgenres
Spotify has hired Chaka Zulu to head artist and talent relations. Zulu is the long term manager of rapper Ludacris and co-founder of the Disturbing Tha Peace label.
iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman on why audio 'is hot for the first time in decades' — www.nbcnews.com
Bob Pittman, iHeartMedia chairman and CEO, discusses why audio is suddenly “hot,” the prospect of breaking up big tech, and who has the toughest job in media.
New configuration was announced in a blog post today.
Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Radio to Shut Down — www.billboard.com
Energy drink maker Red Bull has ended its partnership with Yadastar, the editorial driving force behind the Red Bull Music Academy and its associated entities, including a radio station and websites.
This Music Streaming Service Pays You In Bitcoin and Fights Climate Change — gritdaily.com
Separating itself from Apple Music and Spotify, Feedbands is a new music streaming platform paying artists in Bitcoin while fighting climate change.
In an ere where almost everything is billed as “social,” streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music’s power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social hub. Facebook could fill that void – without ever launching its own streaming service.
Spotify’s Austin Daboh says playlists need more diversity — musically.com
Should some of Spotify’s big playlists be more diverse in terms of the artists featured on them? Yes… says Spotify’s head of music, culture and editorial in the UK, Austin Daboh.
Where Is Podcasting In The Game Of Media Monopoly? — jacobsmedia.com
What is the value of a podcast? It’s a question reverberating throughout the media community.