Amazon’s Ad Supported Strategy Goes Far Beyond Spotify

With Amazon reportedly close to launching an ad supported music service that directly competes with Spotify’s free tier, MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks at the wider implications of the internet giant’s ad supported strategy ___________________________________ By MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan from his Music Industry blog Amazon is reportedly close to… Continue Reading

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CD Baby Partners With Audible Magic To Identify Copyright Infringement

CD Baby has partnered with Audible Magic to identify content rights conflicts prior to delivery to Spotify, Apple Music and other digital service providers, ensuring that CD Baby remains a trusted distribution partner. CD Baby is currently one of a handful of distributors named as "preferred" partners by both Spotify… Continue Reading

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Festify Uses Spotify To Create Your Dream Music Festival

Festify takes the users most listened to Spotify artists and creates a visual line-up that they can share with friends. Connect a Spotify account and the Festify program uses play counts to bill favorite artists as headliners and ranks others as openers. There are options to use just the last… Continue Reading

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TUE. BRIEF: Apple Music ‘For You’ Upgrade • DotMusic Wins .music Domains • Aretha Franklin Awarded Pulitzer • More

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Spotify’s New Ad Metrics Reveal What Happens After A Click

While Spotify’s Ad Studio feature (available to artists since 2017) has proven to be effective as a promotional tool, the behind the scenes of why was something of a mystery, at least until now. The streaming platform’s new ad metrics give artists a much more transparent understanding of what happens… Continue Reading

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Spotify [SPOT] Stock Drops On Threat From Amazon Music [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Spotify stock closed down 4.42% Monday on news that Amazon was close to launching a free ad-supported music service. With the exception of Pandora’s radio-like free offering, no other major streamer offers a free music service. Details and analysis here. Amazon To Launch Free Ad-Supported Music Service To Take… Continue Reading

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