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R. Kelly’s Spotify streams continue to climb despite loss of Spotify promotion

R. Kelly’s Spotify streams have increased despite the music service’s recent removal of the artist’s music from its algorithmic and curated playlists under its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. Although Spotify did not wholly remove R. Kelly’s music from the platform at the time, it did cease to promote Kelly’s music, given several […]

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Elon Musk blasts streaming services for “crazy low payouts”

Music creatives have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to music streaming royalties. Once the honey pot is divvied up between streaming platforms and music labels, artists and songwriters walk away with only a small piece of the pie. Mercurial tech baron and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, is the latest powerful voice to […]

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Pandora adds personalized playlist feature

Pandora has announced a new feature for its premium listeners: personalized playlists. The streaming company is currently testing these playlists, which will be generated by a person’s listening habits over time. The songs will be automatically sorted into up to 60 different categories like “Your Party Soundtrack” or “Your Chill Soundtrack.” The feature comes as […]

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Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMP

iOS/Android: Spotify works great for music sharing and third-party plugins. Apple Music works great for offline play. So I juggle both. It feels a bit like shared custody, but it’s a lot easier thanks to the mobile apps SongShift and Stamp, which efficiently move playlists from one service to the other.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Spotify is testing a new Pandora-like playlist app

Remember the good ol’ days where the concept of “playlisting” didn’t exist aside from the “Top Tracks 2012” playlist someone spent hours creating in iTunes? This is when Pandora‘s non-interactive streaming service thrived in generating stations based on artist or genre, yet always creating chaos when an unstoppable ad came on. Now, with an on-demand streaming option, a […]

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Songwriters win big as Copyright Royalty Board boosts streaming pay nearly 50 percent

Since the dawn of streaming nearly 10 years ago, writer royalties have been based on a strict percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting songwriters at the mercy of corporate decision-making. In a court ruling issued Jan. 27 in Washington D.C., the Copyright Royalty Board has voted to increase songwriter rates for music streaming by 43.8 percent over the next five […]

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How to Control Your Sonos Speakers Through the Pandora App

Pandora’s fine-tuned internet radio playlists and Sonos’ wireless speaker systems should be a match made in heaven, but until today, the two products didn’t exactly get along. Now, the two companies are teaming up to bring the best of Pandora to Sonos (and vice versa).Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Eventbrite has acquired Ticketfly in agreement with Pandora for $200 million

Eventbrite has entered into agreement to purchase Ticketfly from Pandora for $200 million. Having acquired Ticketfly in 2015 for $450 million, Pandora reportedly decided to offload the ticketing platform after receiving a $480 million investment from SiriusXM, which will give the satellite radio company 16 % ownership of the streaming platform on an as-converted basis.Julia Hartz, CEO and co-founder of Eventbrite, […]

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So, Which Music Streaming Service Should I Use?

The announcement of Apple’s music bumpin’ HomePod means you might be reconsidering which streaming service you use. To be honest, going from one to another might not be that big of a leap. Most streaming services do share a variety of similarities. They work on whatever smartphone you own, usually support streaming to…Read more… Continue […]

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Lines Snaked Through Entire Park for Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Debut

Looks like the hype was real. Disney’s ride for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! opened at Disney’s California Adventure on Saturday… and the effects could literally be felt everywhere in the park.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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