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Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton has sparked a new trend.

The country singer, who celebrated her 74th birthday on Sunday, shared four different photos of herself to Instagram and labeled each one “LinkedIn,” “Facebook,” “Instagram” or “Tinder.”

The tag indicates which picture would be most appropriate for each social media platform.

See the other entertainers that followed and Read more at GoodMorningAmerica.com

Amazon Music Surpasses 55 Million Customers

Amazon Music Surpasses 55 Million Customers

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8548657/amazon-music-customers-user-metrics

Amazon Music now has more than 55 million customers globally across all its streaming offerings, while subscriptions to its premium Amazon Music Unlimited service grew by more than 50 percent over 2019. 

Back in July, a Financial Times report named Amazon the fastest-growing music streaming service globally, with more than 32 million subscribers worldwide at the time. The report also stated that Amazon Music Unlimited had grown 70% over the past year. 

Read the whole article at Billboard.com

$10,000 Scholarships to be Awarded to Students Pursuing Music Industry Careers – NBC Los Angeles

$10,000 Scholarships to be Awarded to Students Pursuing Music Industry Careers – NBC Los Angeles

By City News Service  Published at 3:04 pm on January 13, 2020

The nomination period opened Monday for college students pursuing music industry careers to apply for $10,000 scholarships to be awarded by the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Living Legacy Foundation.

A total of four scholarships will be awarded to college students who are in their junior or senior year, majoring in music business and/or related fields at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

Read more at nbclosangeles.com

How Tunecore’s Entertainment Relations Team Is Literally Bringing The Music Industry Together |  Hypebot

How Tunecore’s Entertainment Relations Team Is Literally Bringing The Music Industry Together | Hypebot

TuneCore blog writer Patrick McGuire guest posts on HypeBot about how TuneCore is creating releationships for artist to bring music industry to them with special programs like LunchCore and an Entertainment Relations Team.

Read the whole article and more at hypebot.com and TuneCore

Where the Music Business Is Going in 2020 | Rolling Stone

Where the Music Business Is Going in 2020 | Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone predicts:

  • Frenzy for data will be lucrative – for some
  • Artist-fan relationship will see drastic changes
  • Streaming will have to face the (fake) Music
  • Major labels will cash in on outside interest
  • Tech will flood the concert experience

Read the whole article at – RollingStone.com

IHeart Files for Bankruptcy With Last-Minute Creditor Deal

 

IHeartMedia Inc., the biggest U.S. radio-station owner, filed for bankruptcy with a plan to halve its debt load of more than $20 billion, the legacy of a leveraged buyout that hobbled the company as the digital era spawned new rivals.

IHeart, with about 850 radio stations and 17,000 employees worldwide, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday in Houston, a move that allows iHeart to keep operating while it tries to cement its turnaround plan. The deal still needs approval from the court and some holdout creditors, and the company could hear again from John Malone’s Liberty Media LLC, which has said it wants a stake in the reorganized media giant.

“Achieving a capital structure that finally matches our impressive operating business will further enhance iHeartMedia’s position as America’s #1 audio company,” Chief Executive Officer Robert Pittman said in a statementRead More

 

An Ode to the iPod Classic — The Ringer

An Ode to the iPod Classic – The Ringer

What the click wheel taught us about listening to music “W ow,” a man said to me recently on the subway, “I haven’t seen one of those things in years.” He gestured toward the scuffed-yet-still-sleek, aluminum-colored rectangle in my hand - a 160GB sixth generation iPod Classic. I blinked for a moment.

Universal Music Group Names Ty Roberts Senior Vice President And Chief Technology Officer

Universal Music Group Names Ty Roberts Senior Vice President And Chief Technology Officer

“It speaks volumes about the rapid evolution of Universal Music Group that a technology leader of Ty Roberts’s stature is joining our team,” Nash said. “I have followed Ty’s career with great admiration for over two decades and could not be more excited to have him bring his track-record of trailblazing innovation and transformative vision about the power of data to UMG at this critical juncture.”

Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program | TechCrunch

 

Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program

Starbucks this morning announced the overall of its mobile application, now used by 17 million people, in an effort to create a more personalized experience for its customers. The changes rolled out alongside an overhaul of the company’s popular customer loyalty program, Starbucks Rewards, which is now doling out stars based on dollars spent in stores, rather than how often customers make purchases.

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