Issue 653: Lynyrd Skynyrd Returns to SiriusXM; Gaana Hits 100M; Peloton Users Stuck with ‘Terrible Tunes’; Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label

 


Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’ Channel Returns to SiriusXM
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’ Channel Returns to SiriusXMwww.ajc.com

The Southern Rock Channel will highlight music from the band’s career – including live cuts and rarities – and also feature songs from other Southern rockers including The Allman Brothers Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Peloton users stuck with 'terrible tunes' following licensing lawsuit
Peloton users stuck with ‘terrible tunes’ following licensing lawsuitwww.engadget.com

Connected exercise bike maker Peloton was hit with a $150 million lawsuit last month for playing unlicensed music, and now its customers are feeling the fall out.

Gaana hits 100m Monthly Active Users
Gaana hits 100m Monthly Active Userswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

India-based music streaming firm Gaana has reached a landmark 100 million monthly active users and claims to be the first platform in the market to do so.

Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label, Will Remove Catalog From Platform
Spotify Sued by India’s Oldest Label, Will Remove Catalog From Platformvariety.com
Spotify is being sued by the country’s oldest record label, Saregama, and will remove that company’s 120,000-song catalog from its platform.

Prince Estate to Release ‘Originals’ Album: His Versions of Songs He Gave to Other Artists
Prince Estate to Release ‘Originals’ Album: His Versions of Songs He Gave to Other Artistsvariety.com
On June 7, Prince’s estate will release “Originals,” a 15-track album containing Prince’s recordings of songs he gave to other artists.

SiriusXM Posts Earnings Miss After Purchasing Pandora Media
SiriusXM Posts Earnings Miss After Purchasing Pandora Mediawww.forbes.com
The satellite radio broadcaster is trying to achieve synergy with its newly acquired internet radio business.

Has Spotify Regained #1 Spot In US Subscriptions?
Has Spotify Regained #1 Spot In US Subscriptions?www.hypebot.com

Last month the headline was that Apple Music had unofficially surpassed Spotify in U.S. paid subscribers.

All-time Shazam record smashed by Florence + The Machine track in Game Of Thrones
All-time Shazam record smashed by Florence + The Machine track in Game Of Throneswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Florence Welch’s track was ‘Shazamed’ approximately 300,000 times worldwide within 24 hours

'First On SoundCloud' Expands With Fan Created Content
‘First On SoundCloud’ Expands With Fan Created Contentwww.hypebot.com

Following the success of the “First On SoundCloud” campaigns in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists program.

Smart speakers: Why your voice is a major battle in music
Smart speakers: Why your voice is a major battle in musicwww.bbc.com
Success on smart speakers comes down to how well record labels and artists can optimise their songs’ metadata.

The Real Reasons Artists Succeed on Spotify
The Real Reasons Artists Succeed on Spotifywww.digitalmusicnews.com
George Goodrich of Playlist Push has witnessed thousands of successful Spotify playlist campaigns. Here, he shares his most important tips.

Universal Music Group Taps Apple Music's JJ Corsini & Chris Hovsepian for New Artist Development Initiative
Universal Music Group Taps Apple Music’s JJ Corsini & Chris Hovsepian for New Artist Development Initiativewww.billboard.com
Universal Music Group has hired JJ Corsini and Chris Hovsepian as senior vp artist development, who join the company from Apple Music and will spearhead a new artist development initiative starting May 1.

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