Media Streaming Poised to Spike 60 Percent Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

With a significant portion of the United States and the world remaining indoors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, media streaming—including television, movies, music, and more—is expected to increase by approximately 60 percent, according to … Continue Reading

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Apple Music Re-Ups With Big Three Labels, Misses Out on Bundling Options

Apple Music has signed new contracts with the Big Three record labels, but the deals’ terms appear to be less-than-satisfactory for the streaming service. Specifically, Apple Music’s new contracts with Universal Music, Warner Music, and Sony Music, don… Continue Reading

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Spotify CEO Instructs Stockholm Employees to Work from Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

>The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) >pandemic> has prompted multiple music industry companies, including the Big Three labels and BMI, to advise their employees against unnecessary travel. Now, Spotify has taken its preventative measures a … Continue Reading

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Spotify Plucks 36 Artists for Its Global Emerging Artist Program, ‘Radar’

Spotify announced today that its updated global emerging-artist program, now called RADAR, has signed 36 new artists. As with Spotify’s previous efforts to promote up-and-coming acts, RADAR will center on a playlist (entitled “On Our RADAR&… Continue Reading

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Bad Bunny Scores Spotify’s Biggest Debut of 2020 — After a Paid Promotional Campaign

Bad Bunny’s new album is killing it on Spotify — partially due to the platform’s paid advertising options. Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny is taking full advantage of Spotify’s soon-to-be expanded advertising tools to promote his newest… Continue Reading

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TikTok’s Streaming Music Service, Resso, Officially Launches In India — Without Universal Music

TikTok parent company ByteDance has launched Resso, its long-awaited music-streaming service, in India. Though the platform bears some similarities to TikTok, it’s been tailored to resemble leading streaming services in terms of payments and subscripti… Continue Reading

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Spotify Is Expanding Its Pay-for-Promotion Program — Not Everyone Thinks That’s Such a Good Idea

Following the success of ‘Marquee,’ Spotify has greenlit the expansion of its artist advertising program.  But ‘paying for promotion’ is getting dangerously closely to ‘paying for play’ for many. Having experienced s… Continue Reading

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One of Germany’s Largest ‘Fake Stream’ Operations Has Been Shut Down

The recording industry has taken decisive action against a company that offered artists stream-manipulation services—i.e., fake plays on Spotify and other leading music platforms. The IFPI, which represents the global recorded music community, previous… Continue Reading

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Spotify Leases a Gleaming 20,000 Sq. Ft. Creative Office Space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

Hello, South Florida. Spotify has finalized its lease on a 20,000 square foot office space in Miami’s ultra-desirable Wynwood enclave. Little more than a week after Spotify’s South Korea expansion plans were made public, the streaming giant has r… Continue Reading

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