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Spotify Ends Direct Music Uploads for Indie Artists; Epidemic Sound Raises $20M; LÜM Debuts Music Streaming, Discovery App

July 2 · Issue #701 · View online
Platform & Stream
Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists
Epidemic Sound raises $20M at a $370M valuation for its soundtrack music discovery and licensing platform
Spotify to stop displaying playlist follower counts…possibly
LÜM Delivers New Music Streaming, Discovery Experience with Launch of Mobile App
Karaoke is coming to Teslas, and a music streaming service could be on the way
Netflix needs music, but music doesn't need Netflix
China silences podcast and music apps as online crackdown widens
The True Importance of Metadata
Primephonic Wants to Save Classical Music, 1 Stream at a Time
Live radio playback hits some HomePods and iPhones ahead of iOS 13
Nielsen Counts Half-a-Trillion Music Streams — In Just the First Six Months of This Year
Audio streaming growth fell by 5% in the United States in the first half of 2019
Spotify's Big Data Spin
Film soundtracks are still 80% of music consumption in India

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