Industry News Roundup // 05.05

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SoundCloud can now build personalized playlists like Spotify

SoundCloud has announced a new feature called The Upload, an algorithmically generated playlist based on a user’s listening habits. If that sounds familiar, that’s because the idea hews close to the highly celebrated and heavily trafficked Discover Weekly feature from Spotify. The Upload is available starting today in the Discover tab on the web version of SoundCloud and in the Search tab in the company’s iOS and Android apps.

\\ Source The Verge //


Barack Obama is Building a Recording Studio

Barack and Michele Obama have just revealed architectural plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a forthcoming complex that is set for completion in 2021. The Jackson Park, Chicago center will be a unique take on his presidential library, featuring an auditorium, a restaurant, a public garden, and so much more. But the most interesting feature of all, will be the addition of a recording studio.

\\ Source Noiseprn //


Apple Music and Musical.ly Ink New Partnership

musical.ly has partnered with Apple Music so that its users can stream full length songs within the app.

\\ Source Music Business Worlwide //


With Revenue Slowing, Twitter Teams With Live Nation to Stream Concerts

Along with 13 other media partners, Twitter has teamed up with Live Nation to stream concerts live.  But has the social network stretched itself too thin?  Are Twitter’s plans too ambitious?

\\ Source Digital Music News //


SoundCloud’s Forgotten Advantage Could Be Its Secret Weapon

Spotify may be the world’s most popular streaming music service, but when it comes to embedding a song, album or playlist in outside pages, the Swedish streamer doesn’t stack up to Berlin-based SoundCloud. Spotify’s option still requires listeners to sign in before the music begins playing, and while that might benefit the company in some ways, it is certainly not user-friendly, and UX is incredibly important.

\\ Source Forbes //

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