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Spotify will soon let you mute and block artists

Spotify will soon let you mute and block artists | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Spotify is introducing a new block feature in its apps. The feature will let Spotify users mute artists they dislike, and it comes after increased pressure on the music streaming service to mute artists like R Kelly
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Tout pour la playlist - Culture / Next

Tout pour la playlist - Culture / Next | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Figurer sur une «liste de lecture» très suivie de Spotify ou de Deezer est un formidable accélérateur de notoriété pour un artiste. Derrière ces playlists, des algorithmes évidemment, mais aussi des éditeurs en chair et en os, qu’il faut savoir convaincre.
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• Chart: The Surprising Comeback of Vinyl Records | Statista

• Chart: The Surprising Comeback of Vinyl Records | Statista | Digital Music | Scoop.it
This chart shows the rise in LP sales in the United States.
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Deezer veut accélérer en évitant les géants du streaming Spotify et Apple Music

Deezer veut accélérer en évitant les géants du streaming Spotify et Apple Music | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Cela faisait un bon moment que Deezer n'avait pas remis les compteurs à jour. La société tricolore de streaming musical compt
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• Chart: The Unstoppable Rise of Music Streaming | Statista

• Chart: The Unstoppable Rise of Music Streaming | Statista | Digital Music | Scoop.it
This chart shows the number of songs streamed on demand in the United States since 2013.
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La musique en streaming va-t-elle sonner la fin de l’album ? –

La musique en streaming va-t-elle sonner la fin de l’album ? – | Digital Music | Scoop.it
À quelques heures de son concert au MaMA en octobre dernier, S.pri Noir patiente dans sa loge en regardant une vidéo sur son téléphone portable. Il s’agit du clip de la dernière chanson qu’il signe avec Lefa, J’me téléporte, et pour le rappeur parisien, cette façon d’écouter de la musique fait désormais partie intégrante de son quotidien. "Le streaming a révélé que la musique urbaine est la plus écoutée en France, note-t-il. Le rap a toujours été un grand mouvement.
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Daniel Ek wasn't lying: streaming is becoming less dominated by mega-hits

Daniel Ek wasn't lying: streaming is becoming less dominated by mega-hits | Digital Music | Scoop.it
The number of plays attracted by the Top 50 audio streaming hits last year went DOWN
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Spotify will now let brands sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist

Spotify will now let brands sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Spotify has begun testing a new type of ad in Discover Weekly, its personalized playlist of music that’s the streaming service’s flagship feature. The company says that, for the first time, it will allow a brand to “sponsor” this playlist as opposed to just running ads. It b…
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A nostalgic look back at digital music piracy in the 2000s

A nostalgic look back at digital music piracy in the 2000s | Digital Music | Scoop.it
A couple of decades ago – well before a $10 monthly fee would unlock access to virtually every song ever recorded through streaming services – digital music piracy was rampant around the world. Whether it was because you were young and couldn’t afford to buy MP3s, or simply couldn’t access them in your country, it …
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5 Music Industry Predictions 2019: Fan Clubs, Apple Music, Chart Decline and More

5 Music Industry Predictions 2019: Fan Clubs, Apple Music, Chart Decline and More | Digital Music | Scoop.it
With the music business in a constant state of tumultuous evolution, 2019 is shaping up to be a wild year for the industry. Here we look at five major developments we're likely to see unfolding in the coming months. ___________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily Everyone knows the saying
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How Amazon Music and Alexa Are Helping Boost Decades-Old Holiday Classics Up the Charts

How Amazon Music and Alexa Are Helping Boost Decades-Old Holiday Classics Up the Charts | Digital Music | Scoop.it
As Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” assumed its position on the Billboard Hot 100 in the weeks leading up to Dec. 25, reaching its highest-ever spot at No. 6, some more unusual chart activity was also taking place. Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” both released in the 1940s, debuted on the Hot 100 for the first time this year.

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Apple Music is dropping its Connect social features

Apple Music is dropping its Connect social features | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Apple introduced a redesigned artist page today for Apple Music. And with that, the company is removing Connect posts from the artist's page.
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There's "nothing social anymore about Spotify," say Users

There's "nothing social anymore about Spotify," say Users | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Spotify is steadily becoming a less social service, even as most social platforms from Facebook to TikToc are putting music front and center. It's a contradiction that's not lost on some Spotify users. "Today I found out that in the section 'Discovered On' there are no other playlists anymor
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Podcast listening on Spotify grew by 175% in 2018 - Music Ally

Podcast listening on Spotify grew by 175% in 2018 - Music Ally | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Spotify’s push around podcasts at the CES technology show last week included the release of some new figures about how people are listening to this content on its service.
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• Chart: The End of the Album Era? | Statista

• Chart: The End of the Album Era? | Statista | Digital Music | Scoop.it
This chart shows music album sales in the United States.
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Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future

Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Jean-Michel Jarre has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music and reimagining what live concerts can be since the 1970s.
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Spotify's global monthly active users top 200m, up by 20m in the past six months

Spotify's global monthly active users top 200m, up by 20m in the past six months | Digital Music | Scoop.it
"We're about two times bigger than anyone else."
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THE TOP 200 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC BLOGS OF 2019

THE TOP 200 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC BLOGS OF 2019 | Digital Music | Scoop.it
THE TOP 200 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC BLOGS OF 2019
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Sony Adds New Streaming Music Format '360 Reality Audio'

Sony Adds New Streaming Music Format '360 Reality Audio' | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Sony has announced a new music format called “360 Reality Audio” that gives listeners the feeling of being immersed in sound from all directions. It is delivered by Sony’s object-based spatial audio technology and makes it possible for artists to create a 360-degree musical experience by mapping sound source
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Fake Beyoncé, SZA Albums Reveal Streaming Fraud Problem

Fake Beyoncé, SZA Albums Reveal Streaming Fraud Problem | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Late last year, new albums by Queen Carter and Sister Solana appeared on Spotify and Apple Music. But instead of being the surprise releases by Beyonce and SZA that fans believed they were, both turned out to be illegally uploaded rough mixes and stolen tracks. There is no ne
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Deezer targets more growth with local focus and ‘humbleness’

Deezer targets more growth with local focus and ‘humbleness’ | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Music-streaming service Deezer ended 2018 with seven million subscribers: half of its 14 million monthly active users. Its CEO revealed the figure.
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YouTube's Streaming Domination Clips the Market’s Wings [Mark Mulligan]

YouTube's Streaming Domination Clips the Market’s Wings [Mark Mulligan] | Digital Music | Scoop.it
For all the media attention given to Spotify and Apple Music, YouTube is still the world's most popular music streaming service. But its unique licensing position and massive free offering often has a negative effect on the entire music streaming market. _________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and th
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BPI and ERA figures reveal music's growth in the UK in 2018

BPI and ERA figures reveal music's growth in the UK in 2018 | Digital Music | Scoop.it
British industry bodies the BPI and ERA have published figures showing how the UK's recorded-music market grew in 2018. Both show growth.
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Snapchat lance une fonctionnalité de lip sync pour concurrencer TikTok

Snapchat lance une fonctionnalité de lip sync pour concurrencer TikTok | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Après avoir vu ses innovations pillées par Facebook et consorts, Snapchat se lance lui aussi dans la reprise de fonctionnalité chez les concurrents. L'appli au petit fantôme déploie en effet une nouvelle fonctionnalité "Lens Challenge" permettant de faire du lip sync, empiétant ainsi sur le territoire de chasse de
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Le chinois Tencent Music lève 1,07 milliard de dollars en entrant à Wall Street

Le chinois Tencent Music lève 1,07 milliard de dollars en entrant à Wall Street | Digital Music | Scoop.it
Le service de musique en streaming du géant technologique chinois Tencent a levé 1,07 milliard de dollars à l'occasion de son entrée à Wall Street, affirme le 11 décembre le Wall Stree
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