BTS First Asian Act to Surpass 5 Billion Streams on Spotify — www.billboard.com
Digital music platform Spotify announced Friday (April 12) that BTS is the first K-pop group, and Asian artist overall, to surpass 5 billion streams on the platform.
What Makes A Great Podcast Studio? Hint: You Won't Be Able To Hear It — www.billboard.com
When Spotify acquired both Gimlet and Anchor in Feb. 2019, the streaming company wasn’t just getting into the podcast business; it was also diving deeper into the brick-and-mortar studio business.
Ethical streaming platform Resonate relaunches with new site and player — www.factmag.com
Resonate, the Berlin-based co-operative platform aiming to make streaming more ethical, has relaunched its site and music player.
Spotify shares fall on report Amazon in talks to launch ad-supported music offering — www.reuters.com
Shares of Spotify Technology SA fell 4 percent on Monday after a report said Amazon.com Inc was in talks to launch a free ad-supported music service, which is expected to intensify competition for the music streaming leader.
Report: 1 in 3 Apple Music Subscribers Share Their Passwords — www.digitalmusicnews.com
A survey of more than 1,000 streamers found that Apple Music, Netflix, and Spotify subscribers see no problem with sharing their passwords with family.
Traditional radio studios were constructed as a soundproof box to block out background noise. However, they also blocked out real-time information, conversation and opinion, which isn’t conducive to engaging with modern audiences.
Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules — www.foxbusiness.com
The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.
Spotify Tips and Tricks: How to Get More Out of Each Listen — www.wired.com
Whether you’re a new user of the music streaming service or a playlist pro, these tips will improve your next Spotify session.
Universal close to generating $10m per day from streaming, as Q1 label revenues grow 19.2% — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Firm’s biggest-selling artists in Q1 were Ariana Grande, the A Star Is Born soundtrack, Back Number, Queen and Billie Eilish
Hipgnosis Songs Raises $185 Million to Acquire More Hits — www.billboard.com
Founder Merck Mercuriadis says the new funds will help further prove that hit songs are “predictable and reliable, and therefore as investable as gold or oil.”