The Knot Inspires Couples Through the Power of Music with Spotify

Blog, Music, Spotify, Streaming

The Knot announces the launch of the Spotify playlist “Wedding Songs by The Knot,” which will serve up musical inspiration for couples across the globe. The first artist to come on board in curating a powerful playlist to inspire and celebrate love is superstar Meghan Trainor; the playlist will feature all new music and insider commentary on her new EP, The Love Train.

Whether you’re currently planning a wedding or said “I do” decades ago, you can now stream music that will inspire you to fall in love all over again.

Issue #410: Spotify to Stream 33 ⅓ Album Book Series; How Bob Goodlatte Saved the Music Industry; Will Podcasting Eat Radio?

Blog, Music, Spotify, Streaming

Spotify to offer audio books after striking deal for 33 ⅓ series
Spotify to offer audio books after striking deal for 33 ⅓ serieswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify is adding audio books to its bank of streamed content after signing an exclusive deal with UK-based publisher Bloomsbury Publishing.

Through the deal, Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series of short books about popular music will be made available on the streaming service worldwide in a variety of formats.

How Bob Goodlatte just saved the music industry
How Bob Goodlatte just saved the music industrywww.roanoke.com
If you like to listen to music digitally through, say, Pandora or Spotify, you may soon find a wider range of artists available through your favorite streaming service. For this,

TIDAL accused of deliberately faking Kanye West and Beyoncé streaming numbers
TIDAL accused of deliberately faking Kanye West and Beyoncé streaming numberswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

You might recall that, in the deep dark recesses of music streaming history – ie. two years ago – Jay Z-owned TIDAL left many in the music business scratching their heads.

Pandora Learns the Cost of Ads, and of Subscriptions
Pandora Learns the Cost of Ads, and of Subscriptionswww.wired.com
A 21-month study finds that as users are fed more ads, they listen less; some subscribe, but not enough to compensate for lost ad revenue.

'Big data is about to become a very big problem for the music industry.'
'Big data is about to become a very big problem for the music industry.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

If you have been to any media conference or read any trade magazine over the past several years, you would know that ‘big data’ was going to be the answer to all of the woes of the music industry.

One of the World's Largest Private Collections of Latin Music Is Online
One of the World's Largest Private Collections of Latin Music Is Onlineremezcla.com
The Gladys Palmera collection, which holds more than 50,000 volumes, has gone digital.

How Spotify’s changing the production and marketing of music
How Spotify’s changing the production and marketing of musicmedium.com
Music revenue increased by 16.5 percent in 2017. But not everyone in the industry is breaking out the champagne bottles.

Why Does So Much New Music Drop at the Same Time Each Friday?
Why Does So Much New Music Drop at the Same Time Each Friday?pigeonsandplanes.com
Industry experts explain why so many artists release new music on the same day each week.

Spotify tests consumer interest in a bundle with both Hulu and Scribd’s audiobooks
Spotify tests consumer interest in a bundle with both Hulu and Scribd’s audiobookstechcrunch.com

The streaming service is considering expanding its entertainment bundle offerings to include one with Scribd’s audiobooks service, too.

Music Biz Marks 60th Anniversary Amid Great Change
Music Biz Marks 60th Anniversary Amid Great Changewww.billboard.com
The conference will spotlight how businesses have adapted to the music industry’s evolution from CDs to streaming.

Will podcasting eat radio?
Will podcasting eat radio?medium.com
Last week saw Edison Research release its latest Podcast Consumer data. It’s a good piece of research that is the most quoted data about podcasting.

Issue #403: Spotify Tests Price Hike in Norway; Choon Debuts May 1; MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Free

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Spotify to Raise Prices in Norway in Test of Customer Loyalty
Spotify to Raise Prices in Norway in Test of Customer Loyaltywww.bloomberg.com
Spotify Technology SA plans to start raising prices in Norway next month, a small-market test that may foreshadow increases for its global listeners later.

Choon will launch May 1st
Choon will launch May 1stmedium.com
After just over five months of heads-down engineering work, we’re happy to announce that the Choon platform will launch at 12PM US Pacific Time on May 1st, 2018.

MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Free
MondoTunes to Distribute Returning Artists Freeplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Global digital music distributor MondoTunes announced it will provide free distribution of music uploaded before September 2015 for artists who return to the service.

Apple iTunes finally arrives in the Windows Store
Apple iTunes finally arrives in the Windows Storetechcrunch.com

With Microsoft’s BUILD 2018 conference right around the corner, the company just made good on a promise from last year’s conference; Apple iTunes is finally coming to the Windows Store.

Resonate, lifeID Partner to Improve How Music is Owned, Shared Online
Resonate, lifeID Partner to Improve How Music is Owned, Shared Onlineplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Resonate, the ethical music co-op, and lifeID, a leader in blockchain-based, self-sovereign identity solutions, are announcing they have joined forces to improve how music is owned and shared online.

Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution
Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolutionmusically.com
At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion of this trend.

Deezer SA partnership integrates radio, streaming
Deezer SA partnership integrates radio, streamingwww.musicinafrica.net
French streaming service Deezer yesterday announced a cross-platform streaming and radio partnership with award-winning South African radio station Hot 91.9 FM.

Czech music business sees double digit growth
Czech music business sees double digit growthwww.radio.cz
The revenues of Czech music business increased last year by 11 percent to 834 million crowns, according to a press release by the Czech branch of International Federation of Phonographic Industry.

Loudr Than Bombs: Has Spotify Finally Reached a Mechanical Licensing Armistice?
Loudr Than Bombs: Has Spotify Finally Reached a Mechanical Licensing Armistice?www.synchblog.com

What will Spotify’s recent acquisition of Loudr mean for the music publishing community?

Loss For Words: Is CD Quality Lossless or Lossy?
Loss For Words: Is CD Quality Lossless or Lossy?audiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff splits digital hairs to make a point…

Sony Classical Celebrates Living Stereo on Global Social Media, Streaming Platforms
Sony Classical Celebrates Living Stereo on Global Social Media, Streaming Platformsplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Sony Classical features one of the great brands in its historic catalogue of classical recordings – RCA Victor’s Living Stereo series – in a worldwide campaign across streaming, hi-res download and social media platforms.

Irish music but not as you know it: Spotify’s new Irish sound
Irish music but not as you know it: Spotify’s new Irish soundwww.irishtimes.com
The New Éire – ‘The next generation of urban sounds representing the Emerald Isle’

How To Promote Your Music Video in 7 Easy Steps
How To Promote Your Music Video in 7 Easy Stepsblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Although a high-quality music video always has the chance of going viral, that chance is SLIM if there’s no promotional strategy to back it up.