RAIN Notes: Thursday, November 16

Jottings of note:



The latest installment of “The Smartest People In The Room,” a video interview series produced by music industry expert Tom Truitt, puts Bill Rosenblatt (President, Giant Steps Media Technology Strategies and Howie Singer (Adjunct Professor, Music Business Program, NYU) together on the screen for a conversation about their co-authored book, Key Changes: The Ten Times Technology the Music Industry. In a one-hour conversation, they discuss innovations leading to the music publishing and consumption of today. WATCH



Sirius XM, which recently rebranded with a new logo and refurbished streaming app, is seeking out-of-the-sky, down-to-earth competition with Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming music leaders. That’s the interpretation of Fast Company’s article by Hunter Schwarz — SiriusXM got a new logo. Can it get them new listeners? Possibly over-simplifying the strategy, but an interesting read with details about the new visual logo. READ



The San Francisco Public Library has launched a streaming music service called Bay Beats to showcase local musicians. We don’t find a downloadable mobile app; Bay Beats is a website featuring artists, albums, and playlists. The submission process to be included is finished for 2023, and the current library holds 140 albums containing 600 tracks.Anyone can listen; library card holders can also download the music. VISIT


November 16, 2023

Brad Hill