LiveXLive, iHeartMedia Announce Multi-Year Livestreaming Agreement

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LiveXLive announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia that combines content, production, distribution and promotion. The newly expanded partnership gives LiveXLive exclusive global livestreaming rights for 17 iHeartRadio marquee events this year, including iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego, iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Wango Tango, Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, as well as licensing and streaming rights for select iHeartRadio Theater shows.

LiveXLive Showcases the Power of Its Music Streaming Platform at CES 2019

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On Tuesday night, an invite-only LiveXLive Media event, packed with media, tech, investor VIPs and industry insiders, was transformed into a surprise livestreamed original “LiveXLive Presents” event. Held during CES at CATCH Las Vegas, inside the ARIA Hotel, the event featured performances from Chromeo, Tierra Whack, O.T. Genasis, Cousin Stizz, Tabi and J Hype. The previously unannounced livestream generated over one million views across LiveXLive’s music platform.

LiveXLive Launches Global OTT Streaming App for Select Samsung Smart TVs

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LiveXLive Media announced the launch of its LiveXLive App for select Samsung Smart TVs, significantly expanding its consumer reach.

The new app, which is compatible with the Samsung Smart Hub User Interface, will soon integrate select features of Bixby, Samsung’s voice powered digital assistant. As a global streaming service, the LiveXLive app will be available throughout a majority of the countries where Samsung Smart TVs are sold.

Issue 494: LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivals; Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Hits 1B Spotify Streams; Free Neko Case Webcast Tonight

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LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivals
LiveXLive to Stream Rolling Loud Festivalsvariety.com
The two-day concerts take place in Oakland and Los Angeles.

YouTube Stream-Ripping 'Still A Huge Problem'
YouTube Stream-Ripping 'Still A Huge Problem'www.m-magazine.co.uk
Websites dedicated to pirating music from YouTube are causing trouble. 35% of 16-24-year olds are ‘stream-ripping’ music – and that number is set to rise.

The Current Presents Free Neko Case Webcast Live From St. Paul
The Current Presents Free Neko Case Webcast Live From St. Paulwww.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter Neko Case’s upcoming headlining show in St. Paul will be webcast live on YouTube thanks to Minneapolis public radio station The Current.

AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptors
AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptorswww.hypebot.com

When new technology is introduced to the music industry, artists and musicians often flock to it to create new music, and new businesses.

Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’
Atlantic Podcasts Debuts ‘Inside the Album’platformandstream.wordpress.com

Atlantic Podcasts has announced the launch of an exclusive new documentary series. ‘Inside the Album’ will offer an unprecedented look into how great albums get made, revealing the extraordinary process behind records spanning Atlantic Records’ current artists and legendary catalog.

BitTorrent launches uTorrent Web to let you download and play files in your browser
BitTorrent launches uTorrent Web to let you download and play files in your browserventurebeat.com
BitTorrent today launched a new BitTorrent client: uTorrent Web. Not to be confused with uTorrent (stylized as µTorrent), and despite what its name might suggest, you still have to download and install uTorrent Web.

Spotify and other streaming services have an ad-blocking problem
Spotify and other streaming services have an ad-blocking problemdigiday.com

For listeners who don’t want their playlists or podcasts interrupted by ads, Spotify’s answer has always been simple: pay up.

Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’
Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’musically.com
Congratulations to Camila Cabello, whose track ‘Havana’ has just reached the milestone of one billion Spotify streams. A landmark in itself, but what surprised us was that it’s the first time any woman has hit that number.

BluOS Partners with SoundMachine
BluOS Partners with SoundMachineplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developer of the BluOS music operating system, has partnered with SoundMachine, a music subscription service geared towards an enhanced music experience for light commercial environments.

Childish Gambino Is Sending Two Unreleased Songs to Fans Who Buy Tour Tickets
Childish Gambino Is Sending Two Unreleased Songs to Fans Who Buy Tour Ticketswww.billboard.com
Childish Gambino is heading out on the road with Vince Staples for his This Is America tour starting in October.

Vevo Names Alan Price CEO
Vevo Names Alan Price CEOwww.billboard.com
Alan Price has been named CEO of video platform Vevo.

LiveXLive Media’s Slacker Radio Launches Amazon Alexa ‘Skill’ For Voice-Enabled Music Streaming

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LiveXLive Media announced today that Slacker Radio has launched a “Skill” allowing the service to be integrated with Amazon Alexa, the popular voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV. Using Slacker’s Skill, Alexa users can play specific Slacker stations, artist stations, music that fits a mood or genre, and other human-curated original content through simple and intuitive voice commands.

LiveXLive, Tencent Video to Stream Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

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Insomniac and LiveXLive Media announced today that Insomniac, LiveXLive, Zebra Entertainment and Tencent Video, China’s largest video-streaming company, have signed a distribution agreement for Tencent Video to livestream the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas to audiences in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

This partnership comes on the heels of LiveXLive’s recent announcement to launch an exclusive channel with Insomniac and be the exclusive global livestreaming partner for more than 50 of Insomniac’s festivals and events, including EDC Las Vegas.