Tag: country music

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YouTube poaches execs from rivals to beef up its Nashville presence

In Music Ally’s recent report on country music and streaming, one of the key points was about the efforts that have been made by streaming services to build their teams on the ground in Nashville. Now they’re poaching...
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Spotify says non-US country streaming-share is up 21% since 2015

One of the themes Music Ally explored in our recent report on country music was how streaming is helping the genre and its emerging artists find new audiences abroad. Now Spotify has published a blog post on the trend to...
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Report 417: Islands in the Streams

This month’s report focuses on country music and how the genre is finally leaning in to streaming, with the major streaming services also making it a priority. We’ve talked to Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and the Nashville...
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Spotify’s Hot Country playlist hits milestone of 5m followers

Spotify’s flagship country-music playlist Hot Country has just reached a new milestone: five million followers.
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Spotify flags up its country ambitions… with crop circles

Like Pandora, Spotify is very keen to bolster its position within the US country-music community. That’s already seen the streaming service add its video features to its Hot Country playlist, which now has nearly 4.9 million...
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How Metaverse and Sony Music created a ‘Pokémon Go for country music’

Augmented reality (AR) startup Metaverse has been blogging about its recent partnership with Sony Music to create “a game like Pokémon Go, but for country music”. This happened at the 2017 CMA Fest in Nashville, with...
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PledgeMusic, Wheeler Walker Jr, and glow-in-the-dark-jizz-gate

Most artists who use fan-funding platform PledgeMusic are full of praise for it. Less so country artist Wheeler Walker Jr, whose campaign for his new album ‘Ol’ Wheeler’ has been scrubbed from the site and fans refunded. PledgeMusic...