Weekly update of key events in music, entertainment and technology compiled by Laura Montarroso, CORD Spain and edited by Anthony Vanger, MD CORD EMEA.
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MUSIC AND BRANDS + ADVERTISING
Drake’s iTunes Sales Shot Up 431 Percent After Taylor Swift’s Memorable Apple Music Ad
Taylor Swift’s epic treadmill fall in Apple Music’s new ad propels iTunes sales of the song featured in the ad, Drake’s “Jumpman,” up 431 percent globally.
More info: http://goo.gl/bqW49G
DIGITAL / MUSIC STREAMING
Is Facebook About to Turn Brands Into Broadcasters?
Given how live video performs superbly on the social site, brands need to rethink their entire approach to video on Facebook.
More info: http://goo.gl/mz4iAh
Spotify’s CMO on Using Data to Learn About Millennials
Spotify CMO Seth Farbman discusses how the streaming service uses data, what that data says about millennials and how music is shaping advertising.
” The data shows high-tide engagement. People are listening to music for 2.5 hours a day. It is one of the primary applications that they open. They are the exact audience—that millennial audience—that almost every brand is trying to attract.
More info: http://goo.gl/K4abV8
Here’s How Many People Are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Other Big Social Networks
The monthly active user count is the most important number in tech. It’s a key performance indicator that helps determine the general popularity of a given network, along with being used to help determine value.
More info: http://goo.gl/k1zcfG
Rhapsody/Napster: Losing millions every month, but still innovating
The business lost $35.5m in 2015, which works out at approximately $3m a month. However, Rhapsody/Napster has just introduced the Listener Network – essentially a social media sub-platform based on how compatible your music tastes are to other people.
More info: http://goo.gl/i3tMpj
The biggest artist on Spotify is a shareholder in TIDAL
Rihanna became the biggest artist on Spotify yesterday, overtaking Justin Bieber by storming to 31.3m active fans worldwide on the platform. That’s a big number: ten times more than TIDAL’s entire user base, in fact.
More info : http://goo.gl/QfNxz8
Ticketmaster Partners With Facebook To Sell Concert Tickets
The service will reportedly roll out at the end of the month due to a growing number of people spending a large volume of their time on mobile phone apps as opposed to desktops and laptops.
More info: goo.gl/Ef3Y4D
Universal Music Group is ‘out of contract’ with YouTube – sources
Universal Music Group is locked in a chilly negotiation period with YouTube, as the major’s long-running licensing deal with Google’s platform switches to a rolling basis.
More info: http://goo.gl/hjtD4R
Kanye West makes US chart history with The Life Of Pablo
It hit the top of the Billboard 200 on Friday (April 8), becoming the first album to do so predominantly off the strength of streaming.
More info: http://goo.gl/oSDGmg
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