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Spotify Testing a New Look for Playlist Recommendations on Home Screen

Photo Credit: Spotify Spotify is testing a new compact playlist featuring time-specific recommendations. The new Spotify playlist recommendations area now displays six lists side-by-side. These recommendations are headed under a greeting that is contextually based on the time of day. The playlist recommendations take into account your regular listening habits to create daily mixes. The […]

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Record Store Day Heads Into Its Biggest Year Yet — Names Brandi Carlisle ‘Ambassador’

Photo Credit: Unsplash Record Store Day 2020 appears set to thrill vinyl fans and spur considerable sales. And in a testament to just how strong the record (and the record store) is, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile is jumping aboard as a brand ambassador. The announcement was made via Record Store Day’s official website. A six-minute-long […]

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BMG Parent Company Bertelsmann to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

Thomas Rabe (l), Chairman & CEO of Bertelsmann; and Immanuel Hermreck (r), Chief Human Resources Officer BMG parent company Bertelsmann has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The multibillion-dollar conglomerate announced the commitment via a formal media release. Bertelsmann also indicated that the initiative would be undertaken as part of Science Based Targets, a climate-awareness […]

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Tim McGraw Departs Sony Music Nashville, Reunites with Big Machine

After departing Sony Music Nashville earlier this month, country music star Tim McGraw has re-signed with Big Machine Records. McGraw, along with Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta, took the stage at last week’s Country Radio Seminar (a gathering for country music artists, radio employees, and music professionals) to announce the news. The audience erupted in applause as […]