Spotify Nears 'Hardware' Release To Change 'How The World Experiences Music'

spotify hardwareA series of new jobs ads posted by Spotify tip that the music streamer is "on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales and marketing." The target appears to be Apple, Amazon and Google smart speakers that could favor access to music services other than Spotify.

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FCC Chief Boss Investigated Agency For Being Cozy With Industry He Regulates

FCC logoControversial FCC chief Ajit Pai has drawn fire from the music and tech industry for leading the charge to dismantle new neutrality.  Now Pai is facing the biggest threat to his short rein yet with new that the FCC has launched an internal investigation into his "too close" relationship with the media and other companies he's supposed to be regulating.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts • Important Tour Lesson • Increase Engagement • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiOn MusicThinkTank this week, contributors shared pieces looking at why fame can be so destructive, the dangers of incurring crippling debt while on tour, how social media can be effectively used to increase engagement at shows, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this final visitation of the past week's major music industry events, we take another look at the Recording Academy's bogus claim that the gender gap isn't as wide as previously believed, guitar legend Gibson's alarming proximity to bankruptcy, the end of Neil Young's Pono music service, and much, much more.

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