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Streaming is secretly fixing your mainstream taste in garbage music

The “optimism index” at indies hit its highest level this year, according to this month’s annual membership survey by Merlin, a group representing more than 2,000 independent labels and music companies. Eighty-five percent of its members were optimistic about the future of their businesses, coinciding with their digital income swelling thanks to streaming. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET » https://ift.tt/322j460
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Amanda De Cadenet Adapts Her Lifetime Talkshow ‘The Conversation’ Into Podcast For Spotify

De Cadenet, who is currently CEO of digital media company and foundation Girlgaze, is launching The Conversation podcast on July 2 on the music streaming service and it will air every Tuesday for nine weeks. It will feature one-on-one conversations with female activists, actresses, writers, politicians, filmmakers and feminists. Guests lined up include Amber Heard, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Jameela Jamil, Olivia Wilde and Sophie Bush. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R7NPSS

Mark Hamill and other stars will read the Mueller Report live at 9PM ET

The performance will be presented by Law Works Action, an organization which “engages bipartisan voices and educates the public on the importance of the rule of law, the role of the special counsel in the justice system and the integrity of our judicial institutions.” The reading could prove an intriguing look at how we engage with legal investigations, especially one with as much cache as Robert Mueller’s report. If you miss the stream, you can watch an on-demand version of the performance after the fact. – Kris Holt, Engadget » https://engt.co/2J3ibkV

PewDiePie dethroned by T-Series as YouTube’s most subscribed channel

It’s likely that we will see the record flip-flop in a never-ending back-and-forth until the heat death of the universe but in recent months, the battle has become less about the record itself and more about the real-world hacks and various big names that have joined the so-called battle. – Richard Trenholm & Jackson Ryan, CNET » https://ift.tt/2UzL0tY

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals

The music streaming service today confirmed that it has snapped up two podcast networks — Gimlet and Anchor — in undisclosed deals. But that’s not all; the firm said it has plans to spend a further $400-$500 million “on multiple acquisitions in 2019” to get even deeper into the space. – Jon Russell, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2DVLDb2

Jack Black is launching a new YouTube channel mostly dedicated to gaming

The comedian-turned-actor announced his arrival on the platform earlier this week. His channel, Jablinski Games, will “have games, food, and life,” according to a description underneath the video. While Black is the focus of the video, it’s his son who’s taking on the role as director and editor — something the comedian makes abundantly clear in a comment. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2LAzFG7

Spotify Connect speakers set free, no longer require premium subscriptions

Spotify says it’s now letting free-tier subscribers stream music over Spotify Connect-enabled speakers. In order to benefit from the change, hardware manufacturers will need to update to Spotify’s latest SDK, letting you enjoy the ad-supported service over a high-quality Wi-Fi connection instead of Bluetooth. – Jon Porter, The Verge https://ift.tt/2PdMAmy

Why Amazon and Other Tech Companies May Be Poised to Upend Spotify

The music industry was recently buzzing with Amazon’s announcement that it plans to kick off its first national TV campaign for its music streaming service – Amazon Music Unlimited. While the company already has “tens of millions of users,” increased marketing dollars will be sure to score Amazon even more – at least some of whom could jump ship from industry leaders like Spotify and Apple Music in the hopes of scoring a cheaper monthly price for an all-you-can-eat buffet of streamed music. – Tamir Koch, Digital Trends https://ift.tt/2zxMw6v
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