Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web.
NPR Music restructures for new goals: This week, NPR Music announced some organizational changes. The revamp includes some updates to programming, with the end of Microphone Check and new pushes for coverage of jazz and hip-hop. The broadcaster is looking to make some hires in support of its new goals. NPR’s Anya Grundmann explained the changes in a memo to the team.
Mixcloud anniversary and redesign: Mixcloud is celebrating its seventh birthday this week. In honor of the occasion, the team unveiled a redesign to its mobile apps. The changes include a new user interfact, playlist support, and spam reporting.
MTV working to revive the M: Billboard interviewed MTV President Sean Atkins, who took on the top post last October, about the company’s plans. Atkins discussed the efforts to revitalize the network, including a renewed focus on music and music-related content.