Me, Otis Gibbs, and the Joy of Discovering New Music

I read a post about John Moreland on Bob Lefsetz’s blog. Later, as I surfed Spotify, Moreland’s name popped into my mind, and I pulled up his latest album.

After sampling a few tunes I checked Related Artists; this is one of my favorite features and a helpful road map to a variety of artists I have a) overlooked in the past, b) just hit the scene that I’m not aware of yet, or c) I have just never ever heard of for whatever reason.

A few clicks later, and I am knee-deep into the musical output of Otis Gibbs. I had never heard of Otis Gibbs. I liked the name, so I figured I would check him out.

But now I really like Otis Gibbs!

Sure, I might have eventually caught up with the singer-songwriter via a blog, Twitter post, or whatever, but more likely I would have continued on having never heard of Otis Gibbs.

And that would be too bad for me because I am enjoying his music.

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Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for May 15 – May 19.

Monday: Guvera Shuts Down; Is The MP3 Officially Dead?; Long Live the Spotify Inbox

Tuesday: Spotify, Blockchain and the Future; Sound Royalties’ $100m Bet on Unlocking Artist Income; LiveXLive Acquires Wantickets

WednesdayCompeting With Paid; The MP3 Is Not Dead; Universal Partners with Tencent

ThursdayIt’s Demo Day for Techstars Music Start-Ups; Apple Music Shifts Away From Album Exclusives

Friday: Spotify Acquires AI Start-Up Niland; SiriusXM Circles Back to Pandora

 

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Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for May 8 – May 12.

Monday: Warner, YouTube Renew Licensing Deal; Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Not OK with Streaming; Spotify Expands in London

Tuesday: Spotify, Deezer Back Call to Regulate App Store Owners; Kobalt’s Big Funding; Pandora Nabs $150 Million Investment

WednesdayWhy the Entertainment Industry Needs Blockchain; Inside The Ongoing Quest To Get Music Curators Paid

Thursday: The New eMusic; Pandora is Running Out of Options; Spotify Partners with Capital One; Drag City Announces First-Ever Streaming Releases

Friday: Music’s Quantitative Methods; iTunes Headed to Windows Store; Study Defends YouTube’s Value To Music Biz; 20 Music Startups at Midem

 

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Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for May 1 – May 5.

MondaySpotify’s Blockchain Acquisition is a Big Deal; Heard Well Radio

Tuesday: How Streaming Music Has Changed Music Banking; How to Use Spotify Like a Pro; VKontakte Debuts Music Streaming

Wednesday: How The Music Streaming Boom Is Growing; New App qWaqq; SiriusXM Launching Beatles Channel

Thursday: Analog vs. Digital; Too Many Music Blockchains? OMI Chief Says ‘No‘; ‘The Last Songwriter’ Looks at Downside of Streaming

Friday: How The Music Industry Is Putting Itself Out Of Business; New ‘Purple Rain’ Concert Film, Documentary Pitched to Streaming Services

 

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Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for April 24 – April 28.

Monday: Why Can We Still Buy Music?; Neil Young’s New Streaming Service; iHeartMedia; Pandora Premium

Tuesday: Cost of Entry to Streaming Market is Stifling Innovation; Spotify Developing Music Hardware; Apple Music Delays its ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Show

Wednesday: ‘How One Artist Beat the Independent Blues with Blockchain; Music Business: Biggest Growth in 20 Years

Thursday: Streaming & the Indie Labels; Spotify Acquires Mediachain Labs

Friday: Can Country Music Save Pandora? TuneCore Launches Premium App; Musical.ly Connects with Apple Music

 

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Spotify Acquires Mediachain Labs

Mediachain Labs, designed to explore how the next generation of blockchains and open, peer-to-peer protocols would empower creators to better reach their audiences and earn a living, has been acquired by Spotify.

Brooklyn-based Mediachain Labs has been the driving force behind the Mediachain project, a world-class blockchain research agenda and open source protocol to better manage data that is critical to the health of the music industry.

The Mediachain team will join Spotify’s New York City offices and help further Spotify’s journey towards a more fair, transparent and rewarding music industry for creators and rights owners.

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Music Streaming | The Week in Review

In case you missed all the great music streaming news we featured this week, here’s our Platform & Stream Week In Review for April 17 – April 21.

Monday: The New Pandora App; Big Music and the Future of Copyright Laws

Tuesday: Streaming vs. Physical; Winning in the Streaming Era; How Spotify is Wooing Brands

Wednesday: ‘Spotify for Artists’ Gets Upgraded; Online Music’s Coming MySpace Moment; Pandora On-Demand

Thursday: Deezer Explores User Centric Licensing; Access Music > Own It; Streaming Profitability in Asia

Friday: Kendrick Lamar, Streaming Juggernaut; Spotify, Merlin Ink Global License Agreement; Zane Lowe, Beats 1 Turning Apple Music Into Netflix

 

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