American music groups A2IM, ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange and the RIAA have teamed up for the interactive online feature, which reveals each U.S. state’s contribution to the music industry through artists born there and music conferences and festivals held there.
Pandora is using the power of streaming music coupled with ticketing data to connect fans directly with artists — again. On Monday, the streaming service owned by Sirius XM announced it had formed a new partnership with Ticketfly more than a year-and-a-half after selling Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $184 million.
Twitter is expanding its lineup of live and on demand programming across entertainment, news, sports and gaming with a new round of brand partnerships, including a concert and festival series with Live Nation and an interactive livestream at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The news was announced on Monday (April 29) at the Digital Content NewFronts in New York City.
A test seen by The Verge shows several short podcast episodes placed alongside personalized music suggestions in a playlist meant for the drive to work. Spotify doesn’t have a widely available podcast recommendation tool, so this might be a look at what’s to come.
Minerva Music will also be partnering with Stem, a startup that tracks and organizes revenue streams for artists and labels (clients include Wyclef Jean, Bryan Adams, Noname, and Chromatics) and Ujo Music, another startup aimed at providing friction-less transactions between seller and consumer.