Hope you are all having a great week so far.
This Week’s Highlights
The average time a listener spends with music is down and does it matter to the industry.
Bandsintown finally listens to all of us who hate some of their features. It only took seven years.
How to use Spotify data to predict the next big artist and use it to do some A&R.
Startup spotlight this week is on social music listening app Stationhead
. The company has investors ranging from Troy Carter to Kevin Liles. Their focus is to socialize the listening experience on Spotify and Apple Music. It seems like a mixture between Turntable.fm and Cymbal.fm both of which are now defunct. There is a prime use for this type of product since none of the major DSPs allow you to socialize any part of the listening experience.
Have a great weekend!