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Starbucks now lets you save the tunes you hear in stores with Spotify
/ January 21, 2016 11:37 am
Starbucks now lets you save the tunes you hear in stores with Spotify

Mashable reports "Music plays a major role in setting the mood at a coffee shop. Starbucks, which is never short on Michael Bublé, wants you to immerse yourself in the ambience even more. On Tuesday, the company announced a new platform in partnership with Spotify that will make it easier to discover and listen to music you hear in-stores. You can access the digital music experience through the Starbucks mobile app (iOS or Android), and it's available at more than 7,500 stores in the U.S.". Read More

Spotify And Genius Team To Stream The Backstory On Music Tracks
/ January 12, 2016 12:04 pm
Spotify And Genius Team To Stream The Backstory On Music Tracks

TechCrunch reports "Spotify, the popular music streaming app with 75 million users, wants to ramp up its profile as a platform for more than just music listening. And to that end, it has linked up with Genius, the startup that annotates music lyrics and other online content, to provide backstory and commentary that pop up as you stream tracks on Spotify.". Read More

Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall
/ January 7, 2016 12:42 pm
Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall

TechCrunch reports "2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen’s year-end Music report out now. In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams – that’s a doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, Nielsen report states.". Read More

Pandora Strikes Two Licensing Deals on Day of Rdio Shut-Down
/ December 22, 2015 12:29 pm
Pandora Strikes Two Licensing Deals on Day of Rdio Shut-Down

Variety reports "Pandora took another step towards launching a full-blown Spotify competitor Tuesday: The music service announced two multi-year licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI Tuesday that together cover the performance rights for more than 20 million musical works.". Read More

Pandora launches personalized stations with Thumbprint Radio
/ December 14, 2015 3:28 pm
Pandora launches personalized stations with Thumbprint Radio

VentureBeat reports "Pandora has always streamed music based on a chosen artist or song. Within those playlists, users can mark songs they like or don’t like with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Now Pandora is turning all those thumbs-up you’ve accrued over the years into a unique station.". Read More

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Taylor Swift’s Partnership With Apple Is a Landmark — and Predictable — Deal
/ December 14, 2015 3:20 pm
Taylor Swift’s Partnership With Apple Is a Landmark — and Predictable — Deal

Billboard reports "Those looking for greater meaning in the Swift/Apple partnership can look at it as a changing of the guard; many of the most popular artists have shunned streaming services over the years.". Read More

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Jay Z’s Tidal Names Third CEO in Nine Months
/ December 2, 2015 12:18 pm
Jay Z’s Tidal Names Third CEO in Nine Months

Variety reports "Tidal bowed with musical star power recruited by married superstars Jay Z and Beyonce. The company has been billed as being more artist-friendly than other digital music services by offering a more generous royalty rate. But the perception is that the subscription service has struggled to gain traction in an increasingly crowded digital sector.". Read More

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