Spotify Unveils `Lite’ App for Slower Phones in Emerging Markets; Big Hit, Netmarble Partner on New Music-Streaming Platform

Platform & Stream
4 min readJul 11, 2019

Spotify Unveils `Lite’ App for Slower Phones in Emerging
Spotify Technology SA released a new version of its music streaming app for customers in emerging markets, an effort to grow outside of its strongholds in the U.S. and Europe.

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Big Hit, Netmarble team up on new music-streaming
BTS likely to release new songs exclusively for the platform Big Hit Entertainment, the mastermind behind global sensation BTS, and the nation’s №1 mobile game developer, Netmarble, have…

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Expert: AI-Generated Music is a “Total Legal Clusterf*ck”
The legal industry isn’t ready for AI-generated music, leading to all sorts of new questions about copyrights in the age of creative machines.


Apple Music is signing exclusives again: major partnership deal inked with French rap stars

It’s been three years since Frank Ocean and Apple Music gave the major labels a reason to fret a little.

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Lyric Licensing Goes Back to the Top of the
Eamonn Forde looks at the curent state of lyric licensing and discovers why lyrics never been more important — and never more contested — than they are today.


The Streaming and Recording Business in

The music business in China is a rapidly developing, vibrant industry: in just two years, it went from 12th to 7th place in the IFPI global recording market rankings, and you wouldn’t find such growth elsewhere in the world. However, what are the drivers of this development?


Jaxsta Expands Music Credit Database With Merlin
Music credit database Jaxsta enters a commercial data access partnership with Merlin, the digital rights agency representing independents.

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SoundCloud Throws Hella Shade At Spotify Over Shutting Down Their Distribution for

Just recently, Spotify announced the platform will not move forward with its direct upload beta system for artists. Fear not — because SoundCloud is here.


Podcasts are the new battleground in Music
India is now the third largest podcast-listening market


Spotify Removed Two Beloved Features, and Its Users Are Vocally Very

Spotify, one of the most recognizable music streaming apps, has disappointed hundreds of its fans online.

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Music streaming box is ‘Britain’s great hope’ for global

Roxi has backing from stars including Robbie Williams, Alesha Dixon and Sheryl Crow and seeks to fix families’ smartphone discontent.

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Idagio Has Changed My
From Mozart to Mahler, Puccini to Pärt, Beethoven to Bartók, and Glinka to Glass, a streaming service does justice to classical music.

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