“Playlists are key. Decision fatigue is a big problem for consumers: when you’re faced with a catalogue of 35m tracks, what are you going to listen to?” said Spintune CEO Brittney Bean, as she introduced this afternoon’s playlist-focused session at The Great Escape conference.
Spotify is running away with the paid-for music streaming market, according to new MBW research – just as Apple and YouTube ready new services to tackle its dominance. The Swedish streaming platform released its full-year financial results last week, posting a €162m net loss despite revenues in excess of €1bn. In calendar 2014, Spotify posted …
For a long time, pundits have been saying that the major music labels blew it by suing Napster instead of doing a deal with them. It's as though they're obligated to repeat this like a mantra; the labels didn't get it, they were clueless, they were asleep, how could they have missed such a golden opportunity, yadda yadda. Sift through all the reverential twaddle that's written about Napster, and you'd think they walked into the major labels offering trays of gold and precious gems but were rebuffed.
As streaming services grow, how can labels adapt their marketing to take advantage? That was the subject for the first session in CMU’s Music Marketing Is Broken: Let’s Fix It strand at The Great Escape conference ...
News came out yesterday that SoundCloud had secured a strong hire, bringing Sonia Flynn -- most recently the head of Facebook's Dublin office (also the company's European headquarters) as well having played a key role in Google's launch in Ireland -- as its new vp of international, a position created for Flynn. She is charged with "identifying, assessing and executing on new market opportunities."
Spotify claims to have represented one out of every ten dollars record labels earned in the first quarter. This bombshell statistic came from Will Page, Spotify's director of economics, during his Music Biz presentation during the Music Biz Conference in Nashville on Tuesday (May 12).
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