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SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram. – via Variety » http://bit.ly/2TXVhzF
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EPIX NOW Streaming Service Launches With Film Library, Original Programs

Starting today, the service features MGM’s full library of original programming and blockbuster movies, including offerings from MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate. The app is available for download today in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. It will also be coming soon to Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The service will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2MZNaQg

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the streaming music and podcast platform said its new user guidelines “mak[e] it clear that all types of ad blockers, bots and fraudulent streaming activities are not permitted.” Accounts that use ad blockers in Spotify face immediate suspension or termination under the new terms of service, which go into effect on March 1. – Catherine Shu, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2DkEDmL

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals

The music streaming service today confirmed that it has snapped up two podcast networks — Gimlet and Anchor — in undisclosed deals. But that’s not all; the firm said it has plans to spend a further $400-$500 million “on multiple acquisitions in 2019” to get even deeper into the space. – Jon Russell, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2DVLDb2

Stingray inks more than 40 hours of Prime live concerts

Stingray primarily broadcasts music across over 400 uninterrupted channel feeds available worldwide to more than 400 million households every day. The channels offer a range of music shows in all genres and for all audiences from rock videos to jazz shows, classical performances filmed in grand halls and teen pop hit music videos. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Ss467a

Netflix Aims to Stop Fox From Holding Employees “Hostage”

Fox has taken Hollywood’s long history of using contracts to monopolize its on-screen talent and turned it into a tool for restricting the mobility of those Fox calls ‘[redacted]-employees,’ in order to inhibit new competitors like Netflix,” states the motion. “No longer content — or able — to lock in the stars, Fox seeks to lock into place for years at a time the innumerable marketing, accounting, production, and other business executives who conduct its daily business, using onerous, one-sided contract terms and baseless threats… – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2HNX8W7
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