Rumor has it…, I ❤ Streaming, and Snapchat makes a Spectacle: Liv Buli’s Week in Music and More

image from www.hypebot.comAn additional Friday, one more Liv Buli Reading List. Buli, the information journalist for Pandora’s Next Large Sound, frequently sees what is going to matter before the rest of us and fortunate for us, she shares it with us lesser beings on Hypebot .


By Liv Buli of Pandora’s Next Big Sound

When I wake up Saturday morning, till I don’t forget I don’t have to go to function that day.

No rest for the wicked, nor the music sector it seems. An additional week of massive stories dropping, from acquisition talks, to main milestones, to huge hiring moves. Here’s what you ought to know ahead of you head out for the weekend.

Spotify and SoundCloud have reportedly been in talks about acquisition. No comment from either party yet, and nothing has actually occurred yet, so y’all can calm down. It would be an exciting move. Between characteristics like their social neighborhood and the capability for music makers to directly upload tracks SoundCloud has something actually distinctive, but I am not completely certain how they would marry these services in practice. Tbd. Potensh.

YouTube hired Lyor — clutch move. Has it truly been three years because Google invested in 300? They are killin it btw (300 that is).

iHeart announced their intention to launch an on-demand service. Immediate reaction? You get a streaming service! You get a streaming service! Everybody gets a streaming service!

Oh and of course, all the deets on Snapchat’s (Sorry, Snap, Inc.) new spectacles.

Thumbprint Radio (from Pandora) hit some main milestones this week, among them five billion+ spins. If you haven’t listened to your private thumbprint radio station however, I’d very recommend it (though mine truly only plays Adele).

On the Predictions chart this week — A younger, far better(?) version of One Path, some seriously bizarre YouTube pop, and Cynthia Meng’s preferred band ever — Vulfpeck.

Alisa Xayalith from The Naked and Popular is amazing, and their new album is going to be sick. Right here are ten motives why you need to listen to it.

And in graphs this week: a spike on Wikipedia for Mary J. Blige, as nicely as for the Bruce Springsteen track she sings, soon after this teaser of what seems to have been an… ahem… eventful chat with Hillary Clinton went reside.

Now. This is a conflicting moment for me. Let’s be clear: #imwithher

Nevertheless. This has to be one particular of the most uncomfortable, awkward videos I have ever been witness to in my entire career of watching uncomfortable, awkward videos on the web.

I mean, Hillary’s face.

Dear lord, please fire whoever believed this was a good idea.

That is all I’ve got for roundup this week, go forth and conquer the weekend! Until we meet once more. ?