Issue 668: Spotify Becoming a Storytelling Platform for Creators; Revelator Launches Digital Wallet App for Artists, Music Makers

Through Storyline and Soundtrap, Spotify is Becoming a Storytelling Platform for Creators
Through Storyline and Soundtrap, Spotify is Becoming a Storytelling Platform for Creatorswww.digitaltrends.com

To provide more ways for artists and creators to engage with audiences, Spotify is testing out its own version of the popular Stories format, with a new feature called Storyline.

Revelator Launches Digital Wallet App for Artists, Music Makers
Revelator Launches Digital Wallet App for Artists, Music Makersplatformandstream.com

Revelator has launched Artist Wallet, a mobile copyright application powered by smart contracts technology.

Spotify brings back its 99-cent Premium offer
Spotify brings back its 99-cent Premium offerwww.engadget.com
If you’ve wanted to try a paid streaming music service but have been skittish about the costs, you now have as good an excuse as any to give it a try. Spotify h…

Sony Music launches podcast company with Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer
Sony Music launches podcast company with Adam Davidson and Laura Mayerwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Sony Music Entertainment is getting into making podcasts.

Gimme Radio Launches Country Platform With Brandy Clark, Lee Ann Womack as DJs
Gimme Radio Launches Country Platform With Brandy Clark, Lee Ann Womack as DJswww.billboard.com
The service aims to play music ignored by mainstream country radio and digital music streaming services. It will showcase a range of music selected by fans and artist DJs.

Apple Music Updates 'For You' With New Layout Featuring More Frequent Song Recommendations
Apple Music Updates 'For You' With New Layout Featuring More Frequent Song Recommendationswww.macrumors.com
As part of the iOS 12.3 release yesterday, Apple Music updated with a brand-new “For You” section. This refreshed tab now updates multiple…

Pandora expands its music-and-podcasts product Pandora Stories with help from SiriusXM’s guests
Pandora expands its music-and-podcasts product Pandora Stories with help from SiriusXM’s gueststechcrunch.com

Pandora’s integration with new owner SiriusXM continues today, as the music streaming service will now benefit from the numerous SiriusXM guests and artists who come through its New York studios on a regular basis.

Free Music Streaming: Tips Vs Airtel, ‘Wynk’ing At The Copyright Act
Free Music Streaming: Tips Vs Airtel, ‘Wynk’ing At The Copyright Actwww.bloombergquint.com
For music labels, this is a significant first victory because it strengthens their hands in negotiations with the internet streaming services without the fear of having the Intellectual Property Appellate Board intervening to set the licensing fee.

How to get people streaming your music - RouteNote Blog
How to get people streaming your music – RouteNote Blogroutenote.com
We’re proud to make it free and easy for artists to get their music on all the biggest services around the world – now it’s time to get people listening!

‘Powered By Napster’ Streaming Platform Adds MQA
‘Powered By Napster’ Streaming Platform Adds MQAwww.soundandvision.com

Rhapsody International today announced a global agreement with U.K.-based MQA that brings Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio quality to its Powered By Napster music streaming platform

Artists need ‘meaningful patronage’ in 2019 beyond streams
Artists need ‘meaningful patronage’ in 2019 beyond streamsmusically.com
Marketing agency Motive Unknown boss Darren Hemmings’ latest blog post goes in hard on the world of streaming right from its title: ‘Music Streaming Services Are Gaslighting Us’.

Streaming: ‘Pricing has to go up and if it doesn’t, free has to go’
Streaming: ‘Pricing has to go up and if it doesn’t, free has to go’musically.com
Another panel at The Great Escape conference yesterday focused on the future of music-streaming.

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