Issue 645: BTS First Asian Act to Surpass 5 Billion Streams on Spotify; Resonate Relaunches with New Site, Player

BTS First Asian Act to Surpass 5 Billion Streams on Spotify
BTS First Asian Act to Surpass 5 Billion Streams on Spotifywww.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
What Makes A Great Podcast Studio? Hint: You Won't Be Able To Hear Itwww.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
Ethical streaming platform Resonate relaunches with new site and playerwww.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
Spotify shares fall on report Amazon in talks to launch ad-supported music offeringwww.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
Report: 1 in 3 Apple Music Subscribers Share Their Passwordswww.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.

Broadcast Bionics brings radio into the 21st Century
Broadcast Bionics brings radio into the 21st Centurywww.technologyrecord.com

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
Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright ruleswww.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
Spotify Tips and Tricks: How to Get More Out of Each Listenwww.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.

Entertainment One to acquire Audio Network
Entertainment One to acquire Audio Networkwww.musicweek.com
Entertainment One has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based production music company Audio Network for $215 million (£164m).

Universal close to generating $10m per day from streaming, as Q1 label revenues grow 19.2%
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
Hipgnosis Songs Raises $185 Million to Acquire More Hitswww.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.”

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