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WMG and Rothco launch ‘Saylists’ speech therapy playlists

The word ‘saylists’ sounds like a terrible piece of branding, perhaps for playlists of podcasts. Thankfully it’s not: it’s actually an interesting initiative launched by Warner Music Group and Accenture...
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Sandbox Issue 272: DSP’s Emerging Talent Programmes – how do you get on one, what happens if you do, and is there a catch?

Lead: Each DSP has a programme dedicated to supporting new artists: weaponising the platform by endorsing them to a large audience, and hopefully accelerating their careers. Places on these programmes are, of course, keenly...
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Apple expands its ‘Up Next’ program for emerging artists

Thus far, Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ program has picked emerging artists from across the world for promotion on the streaming service, with a global focus. Now it’s going local too. Apple is expanding...
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Verzuz switches Apple Music for Triller following acquisition

It’s just under nine months since Instagram livestreams brand Verzuz signed an exclusive deal with Apple Music. However, that deal is now at an end according to Variety, after Verzuz was acquired by Triller’s...
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Spotify and Apple Music reveal latest emerging artist picks

The major streaming services are continuing to choose emerging artists for their respective promotion schemes. Spotify and Apple Music announced their latest picks yesterday. Spotify has gone with Norwegian artist Girl In...
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Apple Music launches ‘Behind the Songs’ songwriters section

Apple Music has a new hub focusing on songwriters, producers and session musicians. It’s called ‘Behind the Songs‘ and launched on Friday as a home for related playlists like ‘Songbook’ and ‘Behind...
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Spotify, Apple and Amazon at the UK streaming economics inquiry

Reporting on a two-and-a-half hour parliamentary inquiry session the day after liveblogging a two-hour Spotify event plus associated interviews? That's living alright! It's a busy week for anyone involved with the music...
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Spotify, Apple and Amazon set for UK streaming inquiry hearing

When YouTube, SoundCloud and Twitch took part in a DSPs hearing at the UK’s streaming economics inquiry recently – well, Twitch’s rep didn’t get to speak – we knew there’d be another session...
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Apple Music syndicates radio shows to Cool FM in Nigeria

Apple Music was the first global music streaming service to have its own live radio station built in. Now expanded to a suite of stations, some of its shows are now being syndicated to traditional radio stations. Well, one...
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Shazam and Apple Music offer their artist tips for 2021

Is it just us or has there been less publicity around ‘artist tips for 2021’ than in previous years, in terms of industry polls and streaming promotions? Shazam has made its predictions though, and is using sister...
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Apple hails Apple Music’s ‘record year’ (without user figure)

It’s our strong suspicion that Apple Music will soon have more than 100 million paying users, and that Apple is waiting for that milestone before updating its official stat from the 60 million figure it revealed in...
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Apple Music cleared samples for Grimes’s gaming album

We wrote last week about how the developers of hot new game Cyberpunk 2077 had to warn Twitch users to turn the music off to avoid copyright takedowns. A more positive story is the involvement in the game of artist Grimes,...