Issue 649: Streaming Killed The Gatekeepers; An iHeartMedia IPO Could Show the Future of Music Radio

Streaming Killed The Gatekeepers
Streaming Killed The Gatekeeperslefsetz.com

Every technological revolution changes the music. The invention of the 33 1/3 vinyl album allowed the creation of “Rubber Soul” and then “Sgt. Pepper.”

An iHeartMedia IPO Could Show The Future Of Music Radio
An iHeartMedia IPO Could Show The Future Of Music Radiowww.forbes.com
An iHeartMedia IPO can provide the company with new working capital that it could use to innovate music radio.

Why Brazil's Music Industry Is Booming Again
Why Brazil's Music Industry Is Booming Againwww.billboard.com
After a decade of plummeting sales and surging piracy, the music industry in Brazil is roaring back to life, clawing its way back into music’s top markets and ranking No. 10 in terms of revenue in 2018.

Labels see Amazon Music free tier as ‘very exciting development’
Labels see Amazon Music free tier as ‘very exciting development’musically.com
Amazon’s new free music-streaming tier could launch as early as today in the US and a few other key markets, according to the latest report on the company’s plans.

YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind ads
YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind adswww.engadget.com
Starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. Just navigate to…

Led Zeppelin Launches ‘History Of Led Zeppelin’ Video Series
Led Zeppelin Launches ‘History Of Led Zeppelin’ Video Serieswww.jambase.com
Watch a short film Led Zeppelin posted to their YouTube channel detailing the start of the ‘History Of Led Zeppelin.’

Reminder: the perils of marketing singles to free streamers
Reminder: the perils of marketing singles to free streamersmusically.com
If you’re directing fans to stream a new track by an artist, what happens if they’re tapping on that link on their smartphone, but are on the free tier of a service like Spotify?

How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform
How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platformwww.techworld.com.au
The Swedish music streaming company has already shut down two data centres as it migrates everything to Google Cloud Platform

Avoiding Musical Paralysis
Avoiding Musical Paralysiscornellsun.com
While there’s nothing wrong with listening to familiar music to unwind, constantly challenging yourself with new artists and genres will ensure that you will never suffer musical paralysis.

Primephonic app review
Primephonic app reviewwww.techhive.com
Primephonic’s mobile app for iOS and Android delivers the best parts of its classical music service to smart devices—with one glaring omission.

Alice Merton Helps a Rock Critic Parse How a Child Discovers Music
Alice Merton Helps a Rock Critic Parse How a Child Discovers Musicwww.theringer.com
A father and writer reflects on watching his young son discover his first favorite artist

Alexa can finally control Apple Music on Sonos speakers
Alexa can finally control Apple Music on Sonos speakerswww.engadget.com
Amazon may have been a little optimistic when it said Alexa would “soon” control Apple Music on third-party speakers, but that feature is here at last. Listener…

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