IDAGIO Debuts CarPlay Integration; Spotify Updates Mobile App; Peloton Settles w/ Music Publishers…
IDAGIO Launches CarPlay Integration — platformandstream.wordpress.com
IDAGIO is now integrated in Apple’s CarPlay, making in-car streaming a seamless experience.
Streaming Music Doesn’t Flow, It Evaporates — www.wired.com
Listening to streamed tunes through a smart speaker squeezes the ecstasy out of the experience. There are ways to get it back.
Peloton Settles Music Publishers’ Lawsuit — variety.com
Interactive-fitness company Peloton settled a lawsuit filed by members of the U.S.’s music-publishing trade organization that had sought damages of more than $150 million.
Spotify tries making its app easier to use in latest update — techcrunch.com
After recently tweaking its design to better showcast podcasts, Spotify announced it’s giving its entire mobile experience a refreshed look-and-feel.
BMW Music Service Now Powered by Napster — platformandstream.wordpress.com
Rhapsody announced that Powered by Napster will be driving the new BMW Music service. The streaming service is integrated with the Powered by Napster platform to create an immersive music experience.
RIAA Report Shows Just How Crucial Streaming Is to the Music Biz — www.rollingstone.com
Streaming represented 80% of recorded music industry revenue in 2019, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America.
How to find Spotify’s ‘Top 1% of Fans’ feature — www.popbuzz.com
Spotify have been telling people they’re in the top 1% of fans for certain artists — but if you haven’t got a notification yet, how do you find it?
How Sony’s 360 Reality Audio makes recorded music sound like an immersive concert — www.fastcompany.com
Inside the L.A. studio where songs have their sounds rearranged in a sphere all around the listener’s ears — even when they’re wearing regular headphones.
Mumbai and Delhi stream more music than any other Indian city — www.livemint.com
People in Mumbai spend more time listening to music, followed by Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Songtrust expands global leadership team with hiring of Rob Wetstone as Head of Client Relations — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Exec was previously a VP of Digital Strategy and Operations at RED Distribution/The Orchard.
Vevo expands into Australia and New Zealand, hires Shazam exec Steve Sos to lead new operations — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Platform has 10m monthly unique viewers in Australia and 2.2m in New Zealand.
US recorded music trade revenues grew by 11% in 2019 — musically.com
Within the retail figure, streaming grew by 19.9% to $8.8bn, accounting for 79.5% of all recorded music revenues.
Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Musicians? — consequenceofsound.net
AI songwriting tools have exploded recently; what tools exist, and will they replace your favorite artists?
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