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Spotify and Warner sign a new global music licensing deal

Sponsored Links Igor Bonifacic / Engadget Spotify and Warner Music Group have signed a new global licensing agreement. If Spotify is your go-to streaming platform, the good news here is that your music listening experience won’t change as a result of this deal. The Warner Music artists you were listening to yesterday will still be …

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SiriusXM invests $75 million to play a bigger role in SoundCloud

Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images In what could be a sign of a closer partnership in the future, SoundCloud has secured a $75 million investment from SiriusXM. In exchange for the cash infusion, the streaming company says it gave Sirius a minority stake and two board seats. The circumstances surrounding this latest investment …

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Apple Music partnered with the NBA for its latest curated playlist

Sponsored Links While Apple Music has dipped its toes into year-end reviews and the like, it’s fair to say playlists haven’t been as much of a focus for the platform as say Spotify and YouTube Music. You won’t, for example, find an algorithmically-generated soundtrack tailored to your pet’s tastes on Apple Music. But if you’re …

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Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market

Sponsored Links Billy Steele/Engadget Streaming has completely reshaped the face of the music industry over the last decade, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music proving to be overwhelmingly popular with music fans. The Recording Industry Association of America has revealed some stats that underline the mammoth sea change. The organization says streaming accounts …

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Jay-Z’s music is back on Spotify after two years away

Sponsored Links Spotify In 2017, Tidal owner Jay-Z removed his music from several competing streaming services. While much of his catalog returned to some of them, like Apple Music, pretty quickly, it hasn’t been on the largest one ever since. Until now. Spotify announced at midnight ET that on the rapper’s 50th birthday, his catalog …

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Pandora now works in Spanish on Alexa and Google Assistant

Sponsored Links Nicole Lee/Engadget Pandora can now respond to requests en español in the US via Alexa and Google Assistant. You can activate Spanish voice controls by adding the language through the Alexa or Assistant settings. The music streaming service added Spanish support during Latinx Heritage Month — it recently added a station called El …

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Streaming dominates the music industry’s revenue

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The music industry is on the upswing, and the RIAA has services like Spotify and Apple Music to thank. Adoption has steadily increased, and they accounted for 80 percent of the revenue from the first half of 2019. Despite these record-breaking numbers, the artists who actually create and perform the music …

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Spotify Stations is the Pandora alternative we need

Spotify is testing a lot of things right now. In the last month alone, the company has revealed its long-rumored in-car device, curated podcast playlists and a standalone Stations app. Heck, those last two were announced in the same week. “We’re always testing new products and features to create better listening experiences for our users,” …

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SoundCloud lets artists distribute music to Spotify and Apple Music

SoundCloud SoundCloud is helping artists distribute uploaded music to other services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Instagram, Pandora and even Napster. The Premier distribution tool will be available in open beta at no extra cost for eligible Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers. SoundCloud won’t take a cut of the earnings artists …

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