Apple Sees Future of Streaming in Classical Music; Biscuits n Groovy Makes Debuts; Anghami Subscription Deal for Amazon Prime Members

Apple Sees Future of Streaming in Classical
The tech giant’s acquisition of tiny classical-music startup Primephonic should tell us something about what factors are going to matter most to listeners and viewers.

Biscuits n Groovy Makes Its

Biscuits n Groovy is a new platform for superfans to stream and collect exclusive music, directly supporting their favorite artists.

Anghami launches subscription deal for Amazon Prime
In many parts of the world, there’s an obvious first port of call for Amazon Prime members looking to try music streaming: Amazon Music.

‘People think the streaming opportunity in Africa is easy. It’s not, it’s hard.’
Chidi Okeke, founder and CEO of streaming service uDux, on his ambitions and predictions for his service and the music streaming market in Africa…

FUGA Says Its The First B2B Distributor to Automate Spatial Audio Delivery to Apple
FUGA has announced it now offers automated delivery of spatial audio tracks to Apple Music, becoming one of the first B2B providers to do so.

Music Streaming App Issues ID Cards Based on Music

One of China’s leading music apps, NetEase Cloud Music, is issuing its users exclusive ‘cloud music town ID cards.

Yet Again, Blackpink Proves Their Immense Popularity On Spotify In Dramatic
Blackpink now claims two songs on Spotify with at least half a billion streams.

Merlin and Indian Streaming Giant JioSaavn Finalize ‘Enhanced Global Music Licensing Partnership’
Indie-music mainstay Merlin and Indian music-streaming service JioSaavn have finalized an ‘enhanced’ global licensing agreement.

Lyrics firm Genius acquired for $80m by
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company founded in August 2009.

Fluid audio and how music is about to meet its next mp3

The rise of fluid audio — the release of Kanye West’s Donda stem player plus the growing popularity of stem splitting apps and gesture-based production — is unbundling music recordings much like mp3s unbundled the album and the result could change music forever.

Sonicly launches its music crowdfunding platform in
There’s a new music crowdfunding platform in town: Sonicly. It has launched in invitation-only beta, as a cross between Patreon and Kickstarter.

New Intelligent Dating App Helps Music Lovers Find
An intelligent dating app matching people based on their emotional response to music launched, with 25,000 people already on the wait list.

Amazon Music Latin music listening has nearly doubled in
The key stats: “Latin music listening on the platform grew 94% compared to last year, and in Latin America, Latin music consumption increased by 280%.”

YouTube launches its first original podcast: The

People have often underestimated YouTube as a podcasting platform, but it can be a powerful service for building an audience for long-form shows.

When Numbers Lie: How to Spot Fake Music Streaming Data, and Why It
Fake streams and inflated social media stats are commonplace in today’s data-driven music industry. Here are some of the red flags to look out for.

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