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Huffington Post Names Ex-Spotify Exec Jared Grusd CEO
/ August 7, 2015 8:46 am
Huffington Post Names Ex-Spotify Exec Jared Grusd CEO

Variety reports "AOL’s Huffington Post has hired Jared Grusd, previously Spotify’s global head of corporatedevelopment and general counsel, as the new CEO of the news-aggregation division. Grusd replaces Jimmy Maymann, whom AOL has moved into a new role overseeing the Internet media company’s consumer brands. Maymann also will work with Verizon on the telco’s launch wireless subscription-video service.". Read More

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Apple May Launch Additional Beats Radio Stations
/ August 6, 2015 1:06 pm
Apple May Launch Additional Beats Radio Stations

Variety reports "Apple may eventually launch additional radio stations like Beats1 alongside its Apple Music service: The company secured rights to launch up to five additional radio stations as part of its deals with record labels, according to a report from the Verge." . Read More

Apple Music Reaches 11 Million (Trial) Subscribers
/ August 6, 2015 12:51 pm
Apple Music Reaches 11 Million (Trial) Subscribers

Billboard reports "Apple Music is said to have a goal of reaching 100 million subscribers, despite being a late-comer to the streaming scene. If current numbers hold, and people opt to pay, the new service is already a tenth of the way there. USA Today is reporting that Apple Music has attracted 11 million trial users to date.". Read More

Spotify’s Chief Content Officer and First U.S. Employee Leaving for Video Startup
/ August 5, 2015 10:37 am
Spotify’s Chief Content Officer and First U.S. Employee Leaving for Video Startup

Billboard reports "Parks will be the new executive chairman of Pluto TV, an online video startup. Parks has been chairman of Pluto TV's board, which he has been an advisor to since last year. He will remain an advisor to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and will be replaced by the company's current Chief Strategy Officer Stefan Blom.". Read More

Spotify Polls Users About Apple Music
/ July 29, 2015 6:23 pm
Spotify Polls Users About Apple Music

Re/code reports "Many people would like to know how Apple Music, which launched a month ago, is doing. We’re beginning to see some numbers, but it will take a while before we have a real sense of the streaming music service’s performance.". Read More

Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel
/ July 23, 2015 3:25 pm
Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel

TechCrunch reports "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to thinking style, with possible implications for how future algorithms might better tailor music recommendations. Not to mention the flip side: how music streaming services could psychologically classify their users, based on what they like to listen to.". Read More

Rhapsody Music Service Now Has 3 Million Paying Subscribers
/ July 22, 2015 5:32 pm
Rhapsody Music Service Now Has 3 Million Paying Subscribers

Variety reports "Rhapsody has been around since 2001, but the company only hit two million paying subscribers last summer. Part of the recent growth can be attributed to carrier partnerships and lower-priced plans. This includes unRadio, which basically is a Pandora-like streaming service that is offered discounted to some T-Mobile subscribers.". Read More

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