Issue 652: Spotify, Oracle Partner to Let Marketers Target Auto Buyers; OperaVision to Live Stream ‘Khovanshchina’ from Moscow

Spotify, Oracle Data Cloud Partner To Let Marketers Target Auto Buyers

Spotify will integrate with Oracle Data Cloud to let marketers build custom audiences for car buyers for every stage of the buying cycle and across every car segment.

OperaVision to Live Stream ‘Khovanshchina’ From Moscow
OperaVision to Live Stream ‘Khovanshchina’ From Moscowoperawire.com

Opera Vision will start streaming Mussorgsky’s “Khovanschchina” starting on April 26, 2019. The performance will be broadcast live from the Moscow State Stanislavsky Music Theatre.

Pandora Appeals to Advertisers with 'Co-Listening' Data
Pandora Appeals to Advertisers with 'Co-Listening' Datawww.emarketer.com
More than 72 million people in the US will listen to Pandora on a monthly basis in 2019, according to our latest forecast. That’s 35.4% of all digital audio listeners in the country.

“Bitcoin For Rockstars” Mastermind D.A. Wallach Revisits His Utopian Vision for the Music Industry
“Bitcoin For Rockstars” Mastermind D.A. Wallach Revisits His Utopian Vision for the Music Industrybreakermag.com
Five years later, the music industry hasn’t been transformed. Can blockchain still be a change-maker?

Denver Startups Remind Us Not to Overlook the Importance of Music Streaming Services
Denver Startups Remind Us Not to Overlook the Importance of Music Streaming Services303magazine.com
Music streaming is a glorious, ever-evolving beast. Some local innovators remind us to consider both sides of the issue as we tackle technology head-on.

Spotify Challenged by Free Music Streaming Services from Amazon, Alphabet
Spotify Challenged by Free Music Streaming Services from Amazon, Alphabetwww.thestreet.com
In 2018, revenue from its free, ad-supported streaming option was Spotify's fastest-growing revenue segment….AMZN

Audioburst raises $10 million to parse podcasts and audio content with AI
Audioburst raises $10 million to parse podcasts and audio content with AIventurebeat.com
Audioburst, a four-year-old startup developing AI that parses and segments live and recorded audio clips, has raised $10 million from Dentsu and Hyundai.

Piracy tracking startup MUSO scoops $3.5m funding from Harwell Capital
Piracy tracking startup MUSO scoops $3.5m funding from Harwell Capitalwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
London-born business was founded in London in 2009

SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8
SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8www.theverge.com
SiriusXM is now offering an $8-per-month streaming music plan that it calls SiriusXM Essential, a bundle of over 300 channels consisting of music, talk radio, comedy, sports, and other content — but no Howard Stern.

Alexander Shulgin: Bitcoin SV is a ‘fantastic platform’ for content
Alexander Shulgin: Bitcoin SV is a ‘fantastic platform’ for contentcoingeek.com
Bitcoin Association member Alexander Shulgin joined us to discuss why he’s always seen a need for better content distribution, and why he believes he’s found it in Bitcoin SV.

We compared Spotify, Tidal, and Qobuz, a streaming service that says it has 29 times better sound quality than Spotify — here's how they fared
We compared Spotify, Tidal, and Qobuz, a streaming service that says it has 29 times better sound quality than Spotify — here's how they faredwww.businessinsider.com
We tested the sound quality of music streaming service Qobuz against Spotify and Tidal, and we’re not sure Qobuz is worth the extra cost.

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