Issue 651: Beyoncé’s Streaming Strategy, Explained; Canadians Continue to Adopt Streaming Music

Beyoncé's Streaming Strategy, Explained
Beyoncé's Streaming Strategy, Explainedtrapital.substack.com

A lot of people were surprised that Beyoncé’s Homecoming documentary went to Netflix. After all, the 37-year-old singer is still a part-owner of Tidal, the exclusive home to Lemonade.

Spotify Removes Blood on the Dance Floor's Music for Violating Prohibited Content Guidelines
Spotify Removes Blood on the Dance Floor's Music for Violating Prohibited Content Guidelineswww.billboard.com
Spotify has removed the entire catalogue of electronic music group Blood on the Dance Floor from its platform, the company confirmed on Tuesday (April 23).

Amazon and Google Are Making Music Free — And That Could Be a Big Headache for Spotify
Amazon and Google Are Making Music Free — And That Could Be a Big Headache for Spotifywww.rollingstone.com

Why more free streaming music options on your smart speaker at home spell trouble for Spotify.

Can Radio Operators Fend Off The Streaming App Threat?
Can Radio Operators Fend Off The Streaming App Threat?www.bloombergquint.com
The cheap data boom is increasingly getting Indians hooked to their favourite music online, threatening to wean away listeners from radio.

Music's Big Players: One-Fifth of Streamers Drive Majority of Profits & Should Be a New Industry Focus
Music's Big Players: One-Fifth of Streamers Drive Majority of Profits & Should Be a New Industry Focuswww.billboard.com
Most music streaming services cost around $10 a month for millions of songs — but about one-fifth of subscribers determine the vast majority of payouts.

AI generates non-stop stream of death metal
AI generates non-stop stream of death metalwww.engadget.com
There’s a limit to the volume of death metal humans can reproduce — their fingers and vocal chords can only handle so much. Thanks to technology, however, you’…

Canadians continue to adopt streaming music, and there’s no going back
Canadians continue to adopt streaming music, and there’s no going backglobalnews.ca
It won’t be long before buying a CD will seem as quaint as picking up a new gramophone.

Why Spotify wants to be the Netflix of audio
Why Spotify wants to be the Netflix of audiowww.newsroom.co.nz
The radio industry may be in for a Netflix-style shake up.

Bring your music, not your phone with this Spotify player
Bring your music, not your phone with this Spotify playerwww.salon.com
You can listen to your tunes during a much-need social media break with the Might Vibe Spotify Offline Player

Do Remastered Records Actually Sound Better?
Do Remastered Records Actually Sound Better?gearpatrol.com
What is remastering? Do remastered records actually sound better? We asked a master engineer and music journalist to get to the bottom of it.

Focal's $3K Stellia headphones are the sound of luxury
Focal's $3K Stellia headphones are the sound of luxurywww.cnet.com
Focal doesn’t just focus on the sound quality of its flagship Stellia headphones; comfort is just as important.

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