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

iPhone X Using Spotify (photo: Mildly Useful) 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’t allow the bundling of Apple TV and Apple Music — […]

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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 step further by instructing employees to work from home. >Spotify’s founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, recently took to Twitter and revealed (in a >Swedish-language tweet>) […]

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

photo: Aishah Mulkey 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” in America) that’s comprised mainly of the involved artists’ songs. RADAR will be tailored to the […]

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

Popping up on a Spotify account near you (photo: Digital Music News). 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 album, YHLQMDLG, and the early results speak for themselves. […]

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

Photo Credit: Resso 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 subscription options. For instance, instead of being completely free to download and use (as TikTok is), Resso utilizes a […]

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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 success with the U.S. trial of Marquee, a pay-per-click promotional tool that enables labels and artists to market new songs and albums to music streamers, […]

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

Followerschmiede.de on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 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, previously submitted the lawsuit to a Berlin court via BVMI, which represents over 80 percent of […]

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

Rendering of Spotify’s Miami Offices: Building 1, Courtyard 1 (courtesy Carpe Real Estate Partners) 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 revealed that it […]

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Anghami Says They’re Juggling Multiple Investment and Acquisition Offers

Anghami, the leading music-streaming service for residents of North Africa and the Middle East, claims to be fielding multiple equity-investment offers and acquisition proposals. In a recent interview, Anghami co-founder Elie Habib confirmed previous reports that his company is evaluating investment and buyout bids. Specifically, Habib said that Anghami has “been approached by multiple parties” and that he […]

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Cash Money Docuseries New Cash Order Debuts on Spotify’s RapCaviar Playlist

Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman New Cash Order, a four-part docuseries that highlights the history and growth of famed record label Cash Money, has made its exclusive debut on Spotify. Subscribers can enjoy all four parts of the program by navigating to the aptly named RapCaviar playlist, which boasts over 12.5 million followers. Cash Money founders […]