Kobalt’s AWAL Releases New App That Simplifies Streaming Data for Artists 

While the initial version of the app only pulls in data from Spotify and Apple Music — other features, including additional services, are in the pipeline and will be added later, Kobalt reps said — its one-touch functionality and hub of data consolidated in one place make the information that much more immediately accessible.

Source: Kobalt’s AWAL Releases New App That Simplifies Streaming Data for Artists | Billboard

Facebook set to challenge YouTube and Spotify with ‘comprehensive music strategy’ 

Facebook is now recruiting for no less than three new senior music-focused roles at its US head office. These include a Label Music Business Development Lead, who will be tasked with ‘leading Facebook’s strategy and negotiations’ with music labels throughout the world.

Source: Facebook set to challenge YouTube and Spotify with ‘comprehensive music strategy’ – Music Business Worldwide

Pandora’s plan to end abandoned playlists

Market research has confirmed that playlists are central to the music streaming experience. In a survey of 1,500 people in the US, UK and France, MIDiA Research found 68 percent of streaming service subscribers listen mainly to playlists while 60 percent also listen to albums.

Source: Pandora’s plan to end abandoned playlists, or: how I learned to stop indecision and love the Genome… – Medium

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