Issue 660: EU to Investigate Apple’s Music Service; Deezer Updates its Look, App; Musical Artist Questions for Streaming Music Services

European Union to Investigate Spotify's Apple Antitrust Claims
European Union to Investigate Spotify’s Apple Antitrust Claimswww.hollywoodreporter.com
The European Commission, the regulatory body of the European Union, will start a formal investigation into Apple following an antitrust complaint filed by music streaming service Spotify.

Musical Artist Questions for the “DSP”’s (aka Streaming Music Services)
Musical Artist Questions for the “DSP”’s (aka Streaming Music Services)medium.com

After attending these same panels at the conference in 2018, I wrote about how difficult it can be to manage an artist presence on multiple streaming services.

Music streaming service Deezer updates its look and app
Music streaming service Deezer updates its look and appwww.thedrum.com
Global music streaming service Deezer has updated its app with a new look and feel that makes it easier for users to navigate the company’s diverse audio content library.

YouTube Music for Android can play your local song collection
YouTube Music for Android can play your local song collectionwww.engadget.com
If YouTube Music is going to fully replace Google Play Music, it will need to handle many of the features that listeners take for granted — and now, local play…

Discogs Founder Kevin Lewandowski Interviewed
Discogs Founder Kevin Lewandowski Interviewedwww.analogplanet.com

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer first encountered Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski back in 2013 at the giant Utrecht Record Fair in The Netherlands. Lewandowski was there to promote Discogs and of course to buy records.

Will TikTok stars ever make money?
Will TikTok stars ever make money?www.bbc.com
People on the video sharing app have huge followings, but make a fraction of what they could on Instagram or YouTube. Why are they loyal?

Beginner songwriter Abby Cole experiments with streaming services
Beginner songwriter Abby Cole experiments with streaming serviceswww.smudailycampus.com
Like many young songwriters, Abby Cole turned to third-party distributors to make her music available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms.

Music Sync Is Ripe For Change
Music Sync Is Ripe For Changewww.hypebot.com

Music sync is ripe for innovation and change, says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan, after extensive research of the sector.

Spotify, Pandora Beat Apple Music In Brand Intimacy Survey
Spotify, Pandora Beat Apple Music In Brand Intimacy Surveywww.hypebot.com

Music takes center stage in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2019 Study with Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music all landing in the in the top 5.

It's Easier For New Artists To Gain Traction On Spotify says CEO Daniel Ek
It’s Easier For New Artists To Gain Traction On Spotify says CEO Daniel Ekwww.hypebot.com

CEO Daniel Ek shared some stats that show that the despite the fact that 40,000 new tracks are uploaded daily, more artists than ever are being discovered on the platform than ever before.

The gloves come off: music streaming in India
The gloves come off: music streaming in Indiawww.thehindu.com
With a large number of users to tap into, India is a strategic market for streaming platforms from across the world. Now, with Spotify and YouTube Music’s entry, things are heating up

Apple, Luminary, Spotify, and the podcast wars to come
Apple, Luminary, Spotify, and the podcast wars to comewww.theverge.com

The podcast wars are coming.

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