Bandcamp Launching Vinyl-Pressing Service for Artists — www.billboard.com
Sales of vinyl records on Bandcamp have grown 600 percent in the last five years, with roughly 3,500 unique vinyl albums added every month.
Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier, Through Alexa Only (For Now) — variety.com
Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, with access only for Alexa customers in the U.S. (for now).
Spotify Opens New Research Hub In London, Adding 300 Jobs — www.billboard.com
Spotify has opened a new research and development hub in London — the streaming company’s first major technology centre outside of the U.S. and its home country of Sweden.
Beyonce Set to Release 'Lemonade' Audio On All Streaming Platforms For First Time — www.billboard.com
Beyoncé’s landmark visual album Lemonade is coming to all streaming services for the first time, Billboard can confirm.
Amazon is reportedly close to launching an ad supported streaming music offering.
Nashville Metro Council backs songwriters in dispute with music streaming companies — www.tennessean.com
The Nashville Metro Council is requesting music streaming companies drop appeal on a court decision that would give songwriters a raise.
Universal Music Group Teams With Podcast Firm Wondery to Develop Original Content — www.billboard.com
The new partners will jointly develop original podcasts drawing from the major label’s music roster.
YouTube Outshines Spotify in This Fast-Growing Market — www.foxbusiness.com
Spotify made a great start in India, but it could lose momentum thanks to the presence of more established services like YouTube Premium and Amazon Prime.
TikTok, crossed 1 billion downloads last month, according to a report by analytics firm SensorTower.
British radio-promotions firm Blueprint Radio has launched a new division called Blueprint Pods, which it says will focus on matching artists “with podcasts that best meet their strategic needs”.
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No Holding Back: Beyonce's 'Homecoming' Found on All Streaming Services — www.billboard.com
Unlike Beyonce’s past releases, Homecoming can be found on all streaming platforms from the start.
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