Friday, February 19


RAIN Notes: Friday Feb. 19

Jottings of note:

— Spotify webinar

Spotify is promoting its “Stream On” virtual event, Monday Feb. 22 at 11am ET. No registration necessary — just go to

— Major league rep

Lemonada podcast network, famous for its “Last Day” podcast and others, signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

— Superstudy

Coleman Insights has announced its third annual “Contemporary Music Superstudy.” Results will be publicized in April.

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