Smart Speakers Are Most Frequently Used to Play Music — Just Like Dumb Speakers

If you want to see the future of music software, take a look at what’s happening in music hardware. Is the winner in streaming music the winner in smart speaker adoption? In its initial phase, smart speakers are mostly associated with voice-activation … Continue Reading

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Spotify’s Stock Flirts With Another All-Time Low Amidst Broader Market Turbulence

Shares Spotify (SPOT) slid back into the 120s on Tuesday amidst a broader market downturn and softened price targets. Spotify’s ‘disruptive public offering’ is facing renewed turbulence amidst broader market malaise.  While Britain careens towards the … Continue Reading

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Sony Music and Rhapsody Jointly Release a Hi-Res Streaming Service to Japan — Introducing ‘Mora Qualitas’

Good news for Japanese music fans who demand higher-end digital audio quality. But is this market big enough? Sony Music Entertainment and Rhapsody International are jointly launching Mora Qualitas, a hi-res streaming music service.  According to detai… Continue Reading

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Our Latest Podcast: One of These Three Companies Will Change Live Concerts Forever

 And if it’s not one of these companies — it’ll be one of their competitors. What’s wrong with the live music space? Before you answer that question, consider that the live concert industry has been absolutely exploding over the past decade.  According… Continue Reading

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Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan Fined $609,810 for Federal Reporting Violations

Madison Square Garden’s Chairman and CEO has settled charges with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). More money, more problems — and a lot more fines for even the slightest of federal reporting errors. In this case, Madison Square Garden chairman… Continue Reading

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European Film, TV, and Sports Associations Speak Out Against Article 13 — ‘We Are Extremely Concerned About the Direction’

A consortium of 18 organizations across the film, TV, and sports industries in Europe is now speaking out against Article 13. Google/Alphabet has a newfound ally in its war against Article 13: rights owners. In a recently-issued open letter, a consorti… Continue Reading

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