Music Stories Debuts on Facebook

5th November 2015 No comments

Earlier today Michael Cerda, Facebook’s Director of Product, announced the debut of a new music feature by the social media company. Music Stories allows users to share 30 second song previews from Apple Music and Spotify to their Facebook profiles. Users can also and purchase or save songs to their preferred music service. As of […]

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Prince Back on Spotify…Again

30th July 2015 No comments

After pulling his catalog from Spotify and all streaming services (except for the ever-logical Tidal) on July 1, Prince released a new track on the service today. ‘Stare’ is the first track to appear on Spotify since Prince pulled his music and is believed to be off of the artist’s upcoming album HITNRUN, to be […]

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The Verge Obtains Contract Between Sony, Spotify

20th May 2015 No comments

In what is bound to be the biggest music industry news of the day, we’ve all gotten to see the holy grail of contracts thanks to the folks at The Verge. The contract was written in 2011 by Sony and illustrates what has long been suspected by many who have become well versed in streaming; […]

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Tidal is Here…And It's More Of the Same

31st March 2015 4 comments

You may have heard that Jay-Z had a little gathering yesterday. There was some hoopla about it, and he invited some friends. While this event may have looked like an awards show red carpet, it was actually the launch event for Tidal, the superstar-funded streaming service headed by Mr. Z and supported by shareholders straight […]

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Brian Message: "Artists are businesses with multiple revenue streams across multiple territories and streaming is part of that engagement with fans."

26th December 2014 No comments

Brian Message, Radiohead co-manager and manager of artists such as Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, has long spoken about the role streaming will play in the overall promotion of an artist. Check out this Midem Talks interview for his thoughts on the future of streaming and what it means for artist promotion.

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Spotify (Again) – Artists Still Fighting the Wrong Battle

14th November 2014 5 comments

I swore I wasn’t going to write anything about this. I promised myself and my mental well-being that I wasn’t going to write anymore about this, yet here I am…writing again about Spotify. Same song, slightly different tune. We all know Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from the streaming service and since then, it’s all […]

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Featured Artists Coalition: Crispin Hunt’s BPI Address

15th September 2013 No comments

The Featured Artists Coalition is something that I’ve long been a supporter of. Recently, co-CEO, songwriter, producer, and former Longpig Crispin Hunt spoke before the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and the lovely people at the FAC have released the full text of his speech. It is most definitely worthy of your time, so give it […]

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The Day Nigel Godrich Made Twitter Explode

16th July 2013 No comments

By now, everyone who works in the music industry, has a Twitter account or, presumably, is a person on Earth with access to technology, has heard about music producer Nigel Godrich and his Twitter lambasting of Spotify this past Sunday. In a series of tweets that stated, among other things, “We’re off of Spotify. Can’t […]

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Justin Timberlake Made a Fortune Giving His Album Away

2nd April 2013 No comments

See on Scoop.it – Music, Music, Music The 20/20 Experience had the best debut week in the history of iTunes, thanks to free online streaming services See on www.businessweek.com

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