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SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram. – via Variety » http://bit.ly/2TXVhzF

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the streaming music and podcast platform said its new user guidelines “mak[e] it clear that all types of ad blockers, bots and fraudulent streaming activities are not permitted.” Accounts that use ad blockers in Spotify face immediate suspension or termination under the new terms of service, which go into effect on March 1. – Catherine Shu, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2DkEDmL

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

Stingray inks more than 40 hours of Prime live concerts

Stingray primarily broadcasts music across over 400 uninterrupted channel feeds available worldwide to more than 400 million households every day. The channels offer a range of music shows in all genres and for all audiences from rock videos to jazz shows, classical performances filmed in grand halls and teen pop hit music videos. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Ss467a

Lady Gaga-R. Kelly Song Removed From Streaming Services

As she promised, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, “Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga tweeted her apology for working with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, as featured in last week’s Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly. – Shirley Halperin, Variety » http://bit.ly/2D3ni2W

Spotify Says It Was Unaware of Personal User Data Shared by Facebook

According to the report, Facebook allowed Spotify, Netflix and the Royal Bank of Canada to read, write and delete users’ private messages, and to see all participants on a message thread, although in Spotify’s case the access was ostensibly provided to enable users to share music via Facebook’s Messenger service. The report says that Spotify could view messages of more than 70 million users a month, although it did not state whether the company had full access to that entire number of users. – Jem Aswad, Variety https://ift.tt/2Ew8T00
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