Day: 27 septembre 2018

Next Big Sound opens up its Pandora data on artists

Music-streaming service Pandora’s analytics division Next Big Sound is opening up its data, in an effort to give Pandora metrics a higher profile within the music industry.
Until now, artists, managers and labels could see metrics like spins, interactive plays, thumbs ups and station adds for their own artists and tracks, but not others. That’s now opening up.
“In an industry where stream counts are an important measure of an artist’s success, the inaccessibility of this data publicly has meant that Pandora’s important role in many artists’ career trajectories has gone unnoticed,” wrote Next Big Sound senior product manager Dan Wissinger in a blog post.
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WhatsApp co-founder joins the fray over Facebook culture

This week’s news that Instagram’s two co-founders are leaving the company sparked several reports on the tensions between them and parent company Facebook. Now the co-founder of another prominent Facebook acquisition, WhatsApp, has joined the fray. Brian Acton left Facebook 10 months ago, and has already made his feelings clear on the social network with […]
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Spotify creates pop-up exhibition for Ariana Grande in New York

From shoppable Snapchat lenses to location-based treasure hunts to ticketing/album bundles, the campaign for Ariana Grande’s latest album ‘Sweetener’ has been pulling out plenty of digital stops. Now it’s doing something else interesting in the real world, backed by Spotify. The streaming service is building an “immersive exhibit” inspired by the album, which will be […]
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Facebook and Messenger stories now have 300m daily users

The ‘stories’ format within social apps is now a pillar of the social-media world, having been pioneered by Snapchat, then copied and developed by Instagram and others. Facebook included: it has ‘stories’ in its main app as well as Facebook Messenger, although they aren’t talked about that much compared to Snapchat and Instagram’s versions. Anyway, […]
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Blockchain startup Hearo.fm to launch Tune.fm streaming service

Another day, another blockchain startup promising to (in the words of its launch announcement) “revolutionise the global music industry”. And we’re at the point in, as research firm Gartner puts it, the ‘trough of disillusionment’ around blockchain startups and token sales that a lot of people in that global music industry will simply roll their […]
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Deezer says podcast listening on its service has grown by 146%

Growth stats as percentages without the actual before-and-after numbers can be misleading: if the original base is very small, the significance diminishes. So, Deezer’s claim yesterday that its monthly podcast streams are up 146% globally since 2017 is hard to gauge, given that it didn’t say how many streams that amounted to in 2017 or […]
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Classical streaming service Idagio raises $11.7m funding round

We’ve seen a few streaming services focusing on classical music launch in recent years, although as yet none have managed to create a symphony of success in terms of signing up subscribers. Can Idagio buck the trend? The German startup is already available in 130 countries, and says that it has signed up more than 250,000 registered […]
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