Issue 661: Music Tech’s Best New Startups; Spotify’s New Ad Campaign; Pandora Sets Discounts for Students, Military

Midemlab Offers Look At Music Tech's Best New Startups
Midemlab Offers Look At Music Tech's Best New Startupswww.hypebot.com

Global music industry convention MIDEM has named its 2019 Midemlab nominees. Designed to honor the 20 best new music tech startups, Midemlab 2019 received 177 submissions from 45 countries.

Spotify Launches New Meme-Inspired Global Ad Campaign
Spotify Launches New Meme-Inspired Global Ad Campaignwww.billboard.com
Spotify is launching a new global ad campaign that underscores its ubiquity and commitment to music discovery — and it’s inspired by memes.

Pandora slashes prices on its premium music streaming service for students and the military
Pandora slashes prices on its premium music streaming service for students and the militarytechcrunch.com

To better compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music the music streaming service Pandora is cutting the prices on its Premium subscriptions for qualifying students and members of the military.

Apple Music has gotten a lot better in the last couple years — especially if you know these tricks
Apple Music has gotten a lot better in the last couple years — especially if you know these trickswww.cnbc.com
Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of Apple Music, including how to listen to friends’ playlists, search for songs by lyrics and more.

RIAA Chief Mitch Glazier Advocates for Industry Consensus to Fight Piracy, Negotiate Radio Royalties at MusicBiz
RIAA Chief Mitch Glazier Advocates for Industry Consensus to Fight Piracy, Negotiate Radio Royalties at MusicBizwww.billboard.com
In a keynote address at the MusicBiz Nashville conference’s opening day Sunday, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier said that the time is ripe for the music industry to try and reach for some long-sought goals.

Spotify’s leanback instant listening app Stations hits iOS
Spotify’s leanback instant listening app Stations hits iOStechcrunch.com

Spotify has launched its instant listening app Stations on iOS, but only in Australia for the time being.

The end of iTunes, an opportunity for Pioneer, new tools and standards
The end of iTunes, an opportunity for Pioneer, new tools and standardscdm.link
Apple’s iTunes is not going away tomorrow, but the antiquated software seems to finally be approaching the end of the road. It’s long past time to talk about new solutions and new standards, for music lovers and DJs alike.

Is Radio In Jeopardy?
Is Radio In Jeopardy?jacobsmedia.com
James Holzhauer smashing records on “Jeopardy.” And in the process, he’s teaching marketers and programmers about the power of breaking the rules.

Raspberry Pi Streams Music Using Only the Default Linux Tools
Raspberry Pi Streams Music Using Only the Default Linux Toolshackaday.com
Getting a  home music streaming system off the ground is typically a straightforward task. Using Apple devices with Airplay makes this task trivial, but if you’re a computing purist like [Con…

Sonos survey: Listening to music at work can make you more productive
Sonos survey: Listening to music at work can make you more productivewww.fastcompany.com
Crank up the Freedom Rock, man.

Apple Music brand intimacy ranking tumbles from top, now behind Spotify
Apple Music brand intimacy ranking tumbles from top, now behind Spotifywww.cultofmac.com
Apple Music’s brand intimacy ranking fell from the top spot in MBLM’s rankings of apps and social platforms. Pinterest is No. 1.

Vienna State Opera Live Stream: Watch Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Tatiana Serjan
Vienna State Opera Live Stream: Watch Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Tatiana Serjanoperawire.com

Audiences worldwide will get a chance to see the Vienna State Opera’s production of “Macbeth” on May 14, 2019 via the company’s live streaming service.

Click Free - Spotify and Pandora Test New Tech So You Can Talk to Their Ads
Click Free – Spotify and Pandora Test New Tech So You Can Talk to Their Adsbrandinginasia.com
Spotify has announced the launch of voice-enabled advertisements which allows listeners to use verbal commands to take action on an ad’s content.

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