Streaming in-home via Smart Speaker—increasing Amazon, Apple focus

Original article Futuresource-consulting.com: How Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services' Share of Ear? by Kailash Morjaria | Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform…
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New Live Video Features for Facebook, Instagram and Portal

People are turning to Facebook Live and Instagram Live for workout classes, cooking lessons, faith services and more, so we’re adding features to make them even more useful. On Facebook… We’re bringing back Live With so you can add…
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COVID-19’s Effect on the Global Music Business, Part 1: Genre

This article originally appeared on the Chartmetric blog | To help address the global music industry’s concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, US-based music analytics company Chartmetric is continuously monitoring 2M+ artists across 20+ streaming…
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Spotify launches Artist Fundraising Pick today

This morning Spotify announced its new Spotify for Artists feature: the Artist Fundraising Pick. About Artist Fundraising Pick | Since the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation—and world—the digital service provider immediately began…
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TikTok pledges $250M for COVID-19 Relief

This article originally published on TikTok's Blog. For full article, please CLICK HERE According to TikTok, they were created to bring joy and inspiration to community at-large. That idea has come to life through the playfulness of its creators…

When will Instagram begin monetizing livestreams?

This thread of tweets makes for very interesting reading on that score. It’s from Neer Sharma, co-founder of mobile game HaikuJam, and is a series of ideas for how Instagram could help artists monetise livestreams. The option for fans to…
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Want to look and sound better on social media? Turn Dobly On.

Originally found via Facebook post from Dolby United States: Dolby On could help musicians sound better on Twitch livestreams

Streaming subscriptions up 32% from 2018 to 2019?

Original story: Global Online Music Streaming Grew 32% YoY to Cross 350 Million Subscriptions in 2019 on Counterpoint A new report from Counterpoint Research is plugging one of the knowledge gaps: the number of people subscribing to music…
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SoundCloud adds new feature to help artists during COVID-19 pandemic

Over the past few weeks, SoundCloud has been providing resources for artists to keep the music going, but with the financial repercussions of canceled shows and listeners asking how they can support the artists they love—they knew there was…
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Live Nation launches Crew Nation to support crew during COVID-19 pandemic

Live Nation has kicked off "Crew Nation," a relief fund focusing on the crew members who work on live shows. The fund will be administered by charity Music Forward Foundation, and will see Live Nation commit $5M upfront, and match the next…
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Spotify to donate up-to $10M in COVID-19 music relief

Supporting the global music community in an unprecedented crisis | Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has engaged partners across the industry to discuss how we can support artists and the creative community who have been deeply…
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Recording Academy & MusiCares Establish COVID-19 Relief Fund

Both the Recording Academy and MusiCares have contributed an initial donation of $1 million each, totaling $2 million The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help…