Spotify: The Decline of Playlists and the Rise of Podcasts

Just as the music industry gets comfortable with playlists as a marketing and revenue generation tool, come words of caution from the analysts at MIDiA. A playlist ‘hit’ often does not do much to help long-term artist brand building, they say, and then there are the challenges and opportunities caused by surging interest in podcasts.

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Why Spotify Is Actually A Win For Artists, Listeners

While Spotify has been a fairly polarizing company in the music industry since its inception, with many in the business feeling that it's financial practices are less than fair, this piece looks at how the platform (and its new 'block' feature) is actually beneficial to both artists and consumers.

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