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Music and Experiences Company Pollen Raises $150M in Series C Round

Music Business World reports: "Today (April 21), the firm has announced that it has raised a fresh $150 million in a Series C round,...

Bytedance Launches New Music Streaming Service in China

Music Business Worldwide reports: "TikTok parent ByteDance has reportedly launched a new music streaming service in China, called Qishui Yinyue. That’s according to the...

Spotify Quietly Shuts Down Greenroom Creator Fund

The Verge reports: "Greenroom (now called Spotify Live) launched last June as a Clubhouse competitor, where users stream live conversations with celebrities, influencers, and...

Parcast Union Contract With Spotify Includes Pay Raises and Diversity Promises

The Verge reports: "Unionized workers at Parcast, a podcast production company owned by Spotify, shared details of their new three-year employment contract today. The...

Spotify Brings Live Audio to Main App, Rebrands Greenroom as Spotify...

Hypebot reports: "Spotify has rebraned its live audio Greenroom app as Spotify Live and incorporated it into the main Spotify app. “This change reflects...

‘For Music Rightsholders, Web3 Is An Opportunity for Extraordinary Growth’

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Tuned Global has been making major strides in the worldwide music business in recent years. Now, having established itself as...

Yes, Blockchain Might Revolutionise Music Royalties. No, It’s Not Going to...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "There is currently a lot of noise around NFTs, smart contracts and crypto currencies – and some wild claims that...

Warner Expands Into Bollywood Music Via Strategic Partnership with India’s Jjust...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Warner Music India has entered into a strategic partnership with India’s Jjust Music, marking the major’s first foray into what...

Will Streaming Services Follow Amazon Music’s Lead and Raise Prices?

Hyepbot reports: "Ever since streaming music began there’s been one constant, the price for a monthly subscription to a streaming music service was always...

Spotify Continues Testing a TikTok-Like Discovery Feature

TechCrunch reports: "Spotify is experimenting with yet another new discovery feature, following last week’s test of an “audio news feed” for podcasts. Now, the...