Spotify’s Daniel Ek is betting big on developing a ‘two sided marketplace’ for music. With the company’s market cap on a downward trend despite strong growth metrics, Ek might find himself having to play up the disruption narrative more boldly and more quickly than he’d planned. Investors are betting on a Netflix-like disruptor for the music industry, rather than a junior distribution partner for the labels. And this is where it gets messy. Whereas Netflix can play individual
Our playlist submission feature is officially out of beta. A few months ago, we unveiled a beta feature in the Spotify for Artists tool that gives artists, labels, and teams the ability to share new music directly with our editorial team for playlist consideration. Since the feature became available in July more than 67,000 artists and labels have submitted music and now we’re excited to announce our playlist submission feature is officially out of beta. Since the beta began,
Mary J. Blige, right, collaborates with fellow songwriters, Ingrid Burley, left, and Jillian Jacqueline, center, during ASCAP's song camp in partnership with She is the Music in Nashville. Mary J. Blige was on hand at ASCAP's inaugural She Is the Music song camp Oct. 17-19 in Nashville where female songwriters, engineers and producers gathered for three days to collaborate. She Is the Music was created in response to a music industry report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion In
Despite the “adult” label, more millennials are tuning in, and the format is increasingly important for breaking pop acts During the first half of 2018, Adult Contemporary radio was the most-listened-to format in 50 U.S. markets. On a warm, hazy Monday in August, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Milford, Connecticut, Keith Dakin, Kevin Begley and Allan Lamberti were deciding the sound of Star 99.9, a radio station that plays what’s known as “Hot Adult Contemporary.