Issue 665: Digital Music Booms in Brazil; Sonos, Soundtrack Your Brand Partner for Business Streaming

Thanks to Spotify and Deezer, digital music booms in Brazil
Thanks to Spotify and Deezer, digital music booms in Brazilbrazilian.report
Digital music: The Brazilian music industry continues to grow, propelled by streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer

Sonos Partners With Soundtrack Your Brand for Business Streaming
Sonos Partners With Soundtrack Your Brand for Business Streamingwww.bloomberg.com
A Spotify-backed music streaming company will be exposed to hundreds of thousands of potential new customers through a tie-up with U.S. speaker manufacturer Sonos Inc.

The Case For "Retiring" Radio Station Call Letters
The Case For "Retiring" Radio Station Call Lettersjacobsmedia.com
Sports teams retire iconic player numbers and we designate landmark buildings. It’s time to start honoring historic radio station call letters.

Spotify launches European election playlist with one entry from each EU country
Spotify launches European election playlist with one entry from each EU countrywww.euronews.com
Spotify has launched an EU election playlist in time for Europe Day to encourage citizens to vote in the upcoming election.

Safe Harbor Reform In The United States: The Time is Now
Safe Harbor Reform In The United States: The Time is Nowwww.billboard.com
Recent news of the European Union directive related to active measures online service providers (or “OSPs”) must now take to police infringement on their sites has re-sparked a similar discussion in the United States, notably with the recent Copyright Office panel discussions held last month.

Instagram appears to be testing stickers with song lyrics
Instagram appears to be testing stickers with song lyricswww.theverge.com
It looks as though Instagram is testing out a new feature for stickers in its Stories feature: music lyrics that play out along with a video.

Time's Up, TikTok: Labels, Publishers Eye Better Licensing Deals With the Buzz-Making App
Time's Up, TikTok: Labels, Publishers Eye Better Licensing Deals With the Buzz-Making Appwww.billboard.com
The Chinese-owned video-sharing site helps promote songs like “Old Town Road.” But labels and publishers want better licensing deals — and more revenue.

'I believe we're going to see huge changes in how record labels run their sync businesses.'
'I believe we're going to see huge changes in how record labels run their sync businesses.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The sync business is flying.

Trey Anastasio's Ghosts Of The Forest Starts Rolling Out Live Videos
Trey Anastasio's Ghosts Of The Forest Starts Rolling Out Live Videoswww.jambase.com
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest on “Ghosts Of The Forest” and “Drift While You’re Sleeping” in new videos from the band’s April 12, 2019 show at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.

Facebook Users Can Now Add Birthday Music to Their Stories Using New Feature
Facebook Users Can Now Add Birthday Music to Their Stories Using New Featurewww.billboard.com
Beginning Friday (May 10), Facebook users can add digital cards, photos and videos to Stories to celebrate the birthdays of friends and family, the company has revealed to Billboard.

iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'
iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'www.billboard.com

iHeartMedia announced that Rahul Sabnis has been promoted to chief creative officer and executive vp of the company’s just-launched in-house creative group, TheStudio at iHeartMedia.

Naim's Mu-so 2 is a one-stop shop for music streaming – but it'll cost your
Naim's Mu-so 2 is a one-stop shop for music streaming – but it'll cost yourwww.techradar.com
The second-gen streaming box comes with Google Chromecast built-in, as well as Spotify Connect, Tidal and AirPlay 2.

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Jeff loves music. He also loves band t-shirts, which has become something of an obsession. There's a vintage Roxy Music t-shirt on eBay for $299 he is absolutely going to get when he starts making the big bucks.