Issue 675: Snapchat Gets in the Music Game; From Limewire to Apple Music: How Searching for Music Has Changed

Snapchat, Like Everyone Else, Gets In the Music Game
Snapchat, Like Everyone Else, Gets In the Music Gamewww.rollingstone.com

Snapchat is the latest social media app to edge into the music business, joining Facebook, Instagram and TikTok parent ByteDance.

From Limewire to Apple Music: How Searching for Music Has Changed
From Limewire to Apple Music: How Searching for Music Has Changedmedium.com

I remember Limewire’s interface as unvarnished, with a complete lack of design character; the UI wasn’t sleek nor sexy, but it was simple — the best kind of simple.

Fjord focus: What Scandinavia tells us about the future of streaming in the UK
Fjord focus: What Scandinavia tells us about the future of streaming in the UKwww.musicweek.com

The UK has been enjoying a streaming boom for so long, it’s tempting to think it might go on forever. But all markets mature eventually, so when will streaming peak?

Grateful Dead ‘Dead Sound’ Audio Documentary Details Band’s Crucial Role In Evolution Of Concert Sound
Grateful Dead ‘Dead Sound’ Audio Documentary Details Band’s Crucial Role In Evolution Of Concert Soundwww.jambase.com
Listen to a fascinating audio documentary entitled “Dead Sound” that explores the crucial role the Grateful Dead played in the evolution of live concert sound.

SoundCloud Steps Up Distribution Services With Acquisition of Repost Network
SoundCloud Steps Up Distribution Services With Acquisition of Repost Networkwww.billboard.com

SoundCloud has entered a definitive agreement to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network, the companies announced.

Will This Wearable Sound Mixer Transform the Live Music Experience?
Will This Wearable Sound Mixer Transform the Live Music Experience?www.billboard.com
When Elton John takes the stage at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on June 8 for the first of two dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, each fan may hear a different version of the show.

Who’s Going to Stop Spotify’s Viral Rap Impersonators?
Who’s Going to Stop Spotify’s Viral Rap Impersonators?pitchfork.com
Fraudsters and fakes are nothing new, but a new Carti leak highlights just how popular these uploads have become

Podcasts and music: the opportunities... and the annoyances
Podcasts and music: the opportunities… and the annoyancesmusically.com
Around 62 million Americans are listening to podcasts on a weekly basis, according to the latest edition of ‘The Infinite Dial’ report

Apple Store Locations: Reviews Show Customer Service in Decline
Apple Store Locations: Reviews Show Customer Service in Declinewww.bloomberg.com
In interviews, current and former employees say brand building became more important than serving shoppers.

Spotify / Hulu bundle ends in the US for all bar students
Spotify / Hulu bundle ends in the US for all bar studentsmusically.com
Spotify launched its first bundled subscription with video-streaming service Hulu in the US in September 2017, for $4.99 a month

Universal Music Group Looks to the Future of Sound Mixing With Dolby Atmos
Universal Music Group Looks to the Future of Sound Mixing With Dolby Atmoswww.billboard.com

Universal Music Group (UMG) and Dolby Laboratories are teaming up to bring Dolby’s cutting-edge Atmos immersive audio technology to the world of music,

Music industry responds to DotMusic triumph
Music industry responds to DotMusic triumphwww.iq-mag.net
The music industry welcomes the news that DotMusic has been awarded the rights to the .music domain, with plans to launch using “music-tailored” policies

Spotify Ad Metrics
Spotify Ad Metricsblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Ever want to know more than just who clicks your Spotify ads?

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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.