Issue 646: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Drake’s US Streaming Record; ‘Anna Bolena’ to Live Stream on Mezzo, Culturebox

Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ breaks Drake’s US streaming record
Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ breaks Drake’s US streaming recordmusically.com

Is ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X a country song? Is it not a country song? Perhaps we’ll just agree that it’s a massive hit, eh?

Olga Peretyatko’s ‘Anna Bolena’ To Live Stream On Mezzo & Culturebox
Olga Peretyatko’s ‘Anna Bolena’ To Live Stream On Mezzo & Cultureboxoperawire.com

Today (April 17), Mezzo and CultureBox will live stream a performance of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” from the Opera de Liège.

Apple Music's 'For You' Section Now Offers Theme-Based Recommendations, More Personalized Suggestions
Apple Music's 'For You' Section Now Offers Theme-Based Recommendations, More Personalized Suggestionswww.macrumors.com
Apple appears to be updating the “For You” section of Apple Music to provide Apple Music subscribers with more customized suggestions and…

Audio Is Hot (So Why Isn't Radio Partying?)
Audio Is Hot (So Why Isn't Radio Partying?)jacobsmedia.com
At the NAB Show, we saw an audio renaissance. How can broadcast radio optimize this opportunity?

Drake music: What's the secret of his 192 hits?
Drake music: What's the secret of his 192 hits?www.gq-magazine.co.uk
Drake’s music has delivered a decade of hits – 192 to be precise – so what is at the heart of his mass appeal? We re-streamed his back catalogue to find out.

SiriusXM to Launch 'The Cher Channel' This Week
SiriusXM to Launch 'The Cher Channel' This Weekwww.billboard.com

SiriusXM is officially launching its much anticipated Cher channel this week, the broadcasting company announced Tuesday.

New Audiolab 6000N Play Brings Wireless Streaming To Any Home Audio System
New Audiolab 6000N Play Brings Wireless Streaming To Any Home Audio Systemwww.forbes.com

Venerable British audio brand Audiolab has announced a brand new streamer that can bring any vintage hi-fi system into the digital age at an affordable price.

Spotify, the Decline of Playlists and the Rise of Podcasts
Spotify, the Decline of Playlists and the Rise of Podcastsmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

The following is a small excerpt from MIDiA’s forthcoming third edition of its ‘landmark State of the Streaming Nation’ report.

Data, Driven: Spotify Under Surveillance
Data, Driven: Spotify Under Surveillancethequietus.com

An academic team’s look under the hood of the music-streaming giant arrives as worries over Silicon Valley snooping go mainstream. Angus Batey surveys the bookshop backlash against Big Tech

Despite streaming’s growth, the music industry is half the size it was in 1999
Despite streaming’s growth, the music industry is half the size it was in 1999haulixdaily.com
The streaming revolution is helping the music industry recover with each passing year, but there is still a long way to go.

Sport, Spotify and the industry’s 'iTunes moment'
Sport, Spotify and the industry’s 'iTunes moment'www.sportspromedia.com

Twenty years ago digital transformed how music was created, distributed and monetised.

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