Category Archives: Music Stream

Spotify Will Soon Let You Block Artists

The new feature can be accessed from the “…” menu on an artist’s page, where you can click “Don’t play this artist” to stop playing music from an artist. – Mehedi Hassan, Thurrott » http://bit.ly/2DqthPz
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Lady Gaga-R. Kelly Song Removed From Streaming Services

As she promised, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, “Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga tweeted her apology for working with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, as featured in last week’s Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly. – Shirley Halperin, Variety » http://bit.ly/2D3ni2W

USP Studios brings its children’s songs to streaming services

[USP TV] runs a network of more than 550 channels on YouTube, focusing on nursery rhymes, other children’s songs, and animated characters. The company says that when totted up, those channels have more than 52 million subscribers on YouTube, and that they’re generating more than 1.2bn views a month, and 75m ‘watch hours’ a month on the platform. – Music Ally » http://bit.ly/2SLRnJt

Vinyl Record Sales Experienced Double-Digit Growth Once Again Last Year

Last year, vinyl sales grew by an even more impressive 20 percent. The format now accounts for 13.7 percent of all physical music sales, up from just eight percent two years ago. This is partially attributable to the decline of CDs, which saw sales fall 18.5 percent from last year. Still, consumers purchased over 60 million physical CDs last year, compared to less than 10 million vinyl records. – BuzzAngle Music via Chris Mench, Genius http://bit.ly/2SFpnY3

Streaming Musical Emma to Receive ‘Soundstage’ Album Release

[Emma], which retains much of Austen’s original text, was filmed at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre last year, capturing a production mounted specifically for streaming online rather than as a traditional theatrical offering. The album is culled from the soundtrack of that film, currently available to watch at StreamingMusicals.com. – Logan Culwell-Block, Playbill http://bit.ly/2sagr14
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