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March 29th, 2016

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Digital Marketing Manager
Domino Recording, Co.
Brooklyn, NY

Label Strategy Manager
Redeye Worldwide
Durham/Chapel Hill, NC

Director, Music Licensing
Sirius XM
Washington, DC

Senior Manager, Royalties
Sirius XM
Washington, DC

Producer, Content Curator
Sirius XM
New York, NY

Digital Content Curator
Sirius XM
New York, NY

Digital Marketing Coordinator
Primary Wave
New York, NY



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Top Stories
  • Why Streaming Exclusives are Bad for the Music Business
  • Which Is the Best Music Streaming Service?
  • What’s Next for Pandora?
  • Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Finally Hits Spotify and Apple Music
  • But Will They Switch? Apple Music Launches Another Drake Exclusive

Why Streaming Exclusives are Bad for the Music Business

1. Streaming exclusives penalize paying music fans.

The typical music fan pays for one music streaming service, if at all.  But for an industry that constantly complains about free-loading fans, it’s also great at punishing those who pay.

2. Streaming exclusives scare away casual music listeners.

The biggest industries and most successful companies understand that massive scale comes from reaching beyond the core.  Budweiser isn’t playing to the craft brew expert, just like Hyundai isn’t targeting seasoned racing pros.  In the 90s, the industry offered ease-of-entry for people who didn’t really love music (or, could at least live without it).  In terms of delivery, CDs were easy, ubiquitous and worked everywhere; the radio just turned on, and so did MTV.

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Which Is the Best Music Streaming Service?

When it comes to streaming music, there are plenty of options.  Here’s a way to sift through it all.

To start, here’s a quick breakdown of what leading services Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, SoundCloud and Pandora offer...

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What’s Next for Pandora?

On Monday, Pandora’s CEO exited the company amidst a broader shake-up.  Where will founder Tim Westergren take his company next?

Pandora has been making bold moves to progress its business model and compete more successfully in the music streaming market.  But despite aggressive efforts, internal tensions and investor angst are clouding the long-term vision.

On Monday, Pandora has announced some serious executive changes across the company.  As part of a major shuffle, president and CEO Brian McAndrews departed the company, with founder Tim Westergren stepping up to take his place.

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Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Finally Hits Spotify and Apple Music

Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo album is still a Tidal exclusive, but a remixed version of song Famous featuring Rihanna has just hit two streaming services: Spotify and Apple Music.

West has stayed true to his word — so far — that his The Life Of Pablo album would remain a Tidal exclusive.  He stated in a tweet that his latest album would ‘never never never’ be available on Apple Music of Spotify for that matter.

But Kanye is full of surprises.  The rapper has updated his album at least three times since it launched on Tidal.  Kayne’s also released a new track called ‘Ultralight Prayer’ as an Easter surprise.

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But Will They Switch? Apple Music Launches Another Drake Exclusive

First Apple Music launched an exclusive music docu-series called The Score.  Now, Drake has helped them score another.

The new music exclusive comes from Canadian R&B duo DVSN.  The mysterious duo comprises of producer Nineteen85 and singer Daniel Daley who are signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label.  It was Nineteen85 who actually produced Drake’s Hotline Bling.

Drake has always been a keen advocate of Apple Music since its launch last year, so it’s hardly surprising that DVSN’s music is being released exclusively through the platform.  Drake was present at Apple Music’s launch in San Francisco last year, the start of the ongoing relationship. 

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