Amazon Music on the Move; Recorded Music to Look Different; A ‘Tinder for Songwriters’ App; Spotify’s ‘Tip Jar’

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Why The Recorded Music Landscape Might Look Different By Year’s Endwww.forbes.com
So much will change in the recorded music side of the music industry by the end of year as a result of the quarantine, some things expected and some not.

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A ‘Tinder for Songwriters’ App Iis Thriving in Quarantinewww.rollingstone.com

We Should Write Sometime, which uses swipe-right technology and geotagging to pair up compatible songwriters, has seen a 61% increase in daily average downloads since sheltering in place went nationwide.

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Amazon Music is gunning for Spotify and Apple Music, and the plan is workingwww.androidcentral.com
Amazon has offered digital music solutions for years, starting with its more affordable (and DRM-free) MP3 service and culminating now with Amazon Music Unlimited. As its subscription service matures into a legitimate Spotify competitor, it appears to be turning up the dial on its pop-culture ambitions.

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Inside the Week That Shattered the Concert Businesswww.rollingstone.com

In March, COVID-19 wiped concerts and festivals off the calendar — and that was just the beginning.

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Spotify’s new “tip jar” won’t save the industry — but it asks us to consider music’s valuewww.newstatesman.com
For the first time, the streaming platform has given listeners the opportunity to pay artists directly for their music.

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Apple Music adds artists’ audiobooks for streamingmusically.com

Apple Music is streaming 13 audiobooks based on books by musicians including Questlove, Rakim, Patti Smith, Pete Townshend, and Kim Gordon.

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Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning to Narrate ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ on Spotifywww.thewrap.com
“Harry Potter” At-Home Readings from J.K. Rowling and Spotify brings star-studded first book to life

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Hear the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ covered by nearly 40 artists collaborating from isolationwww.nme.com
Nearly 40 musicians across the world have collaborated on an album while in pandemic-induced self-isolation. Its first track is a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’.

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Podcasting 2020: Business is Boomingcutaway.shift.io
Podcasting is in a gold-rush phase. Experts say to join the industry now before it’s flooded.

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Spotify Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month With ‘Our Roots. Our Sound.’www.billboard.com
Spotify is using its platform and app to lift up the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community with “Our Roots. Our Sound” all of May.

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Songs for Screens: How Sonos Got Philip Glass to Create an ‘Audio Logo’ for Its Radio Servicevariety.com
The story behind how Sonos Radio got legendary composer Philip Glass to create a “sonic logo” for its new radio service.

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Maestro is the startup partner for Erykah Badu’s livestreamsmusically.com

Earlier this month, we wrote about Erykah Badu building her own livestreaming destination rather than using the big social platforms to reach her fans during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Preservation Hall Now a Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Partnerspotify.substack.com

Help support the musicians of Preservation Hall.

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How Spotify consumption has changed during the pandemicwww.cnn.com

Spotify said listening time around activities such as cooking, doing chores, family time and relaxing at home have each been up by double digits over the past few weeks.

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Sophie Paterson makes the move from Spotify to Sony Musicthemusicnetwork.com

After confirming her exit from Spotify last month, Sophie Paterson has revealed her next move.

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The streaming, AI and VR-assisted future of listeningwww.gigabitmagazine.com
While advances in mobile and streaming technology have been fundamental to shaping the listening experience of today, AI will open the next frontier

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