WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during a panel discussion at Glamour Hosts "A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education" with First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.
The streaming revolution has made a huge impact on the music industry, causing a return to strong profits and a new industry-wide optimism. One interesting sign and side effect of this new optimism is the announcement of potentially game-changing IPOs for major record labels.
SpotifySpotify is continuing to build its arsenal of audio tools for music artists with its latest acquisition of SoundBetter, an audio production and collaboration marketplace based in Brooklyn.Though specific details about the deal were not disclosed, Spotify plans to combine SoundBetter into the Spotify for Artists group.
Spotify may be working on a new update to allow users to create their own podcasts within the app.Twitter user Jane Manchun Wong discovered an unreleased feature for the podcasts using Anchor, "a podcast creation platform that Spotify recently bought.
Congrats to industry legend Chaka Zulu who just joined Spotify as the Head of Artist and Talent Relations. Most people know him as the longtime manager of Ludacris as well as the co-founder of the Disturbing Tha Peace label. His successful list of credentials are numerous.
Spotify has been mobilizing around a possible India launch for years, and could finally do so as soon as January 31st.
Vanja Primorac has been hired by United Talent Agency as an executive focused on Music Innovations. In this newly created role, she will identify and execute marketing, distribution and platform partnership. Primorac previously worked at Spotify, where she was an Artist Marketing Representative.
Spotify and Apple’s newest rival YouTube Music has just launched their own student plans.YouTube Music is now available to college students for $4.99 a month compared to their regular price at $9.99 a month. And YouTube Premium is $6.99 a month for students while the regular price is $11.99 a month.
The second series of Spotify's original podcast series 'Who We Be Talks' arrives September 20th. This series will differ from the podcast's initial 11-episodes earlier this year. There will be new lifestyle content, a different presenter line-up, and the show now appears every week.
Spotify Deepens Relationship With Nielsen To Measure Effectiveness And Reach Of Its Global Advertising PlatformChange LanguageSpotify and Nielsen today announced an expansion of their relationship to include the adoption of Nielsen Brand Effect across Spotify in the U.S., Germany, Canada, Mexico, U.K., Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan and Australia.
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