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Spotify Moving U.S. HQ to 4 World Trade Center, Adding a Thousand New Jobs

The streaming service is heading to NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood.<p>Spotify is committing to New York City as its U.S. headquarters, announcing on …

An app found a clever way to share Spotify and Apple Music streams, without getting sued

An app called Vertigo promises the seemingly impossible: Stream music from Spotify Premium or Apple Music to your friends for free, without getting sued by record labels. Each “live” sharing session between a Vertigo “host” and her listeners can also be accompanied by a stream of text messages and …

Apple Music

Why La La Land is making history

Romantic comedies are rarely big winners at the Oscars – but La La Land is defying the trend. Nicholas Barber explains why this film deserves its record nominations.<p>A month ago, La La Land made history at the Golden Globes by being the first film to win seven trophies, so it’s no surprise that …

This Spotify-backed startup wants to shake up a whole new music market, and it just launched in the US

But one area where the disruption hasn't hit to the same extent is with consumer businesses: think department stores or coffee shops. That market is still dominated by the old model, which consists of buying CDs or specialized equipment licensed for a business setting, according to Ola Sars, …

13 more mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

We could have gone on forever.<p>Below, we've rounded up <i>another</i> 13 insights into human behavior that were shared on the same Quora thread.<p>Read on to find out why mimicking someone's body language makes them like you more, why an image of eyes encourages us to behave ethically, and why we dismiss …

The Election Is Over. The Probe Into Russian Hacks Shouldn’t Be

From climate change denial to pizza-parlor pedophile conspiracy theories, 2016 has thoroughly shaken the groundwork of facts that Americans agree on. …

YouTube has paid over $1 billion to the music industry from advertising alone in the last year

Bolstered by music subscription revenue, the music industry is growing again for the first time in over a decade. Last month, analysts at Macquarie even predicted that global recorded music revenues will double over the next 10 years. On Tuesday, YouTube pointed to its $1 billion advertisement …

Why India does not fear patriotism and nationalism (unlike the West)

There aren’t too many people who remember the 18th English essayist Samuel Johnson, especially outside his country, England. But his famous …

Indian Music Streaming: Saavn vs Gaana vs Wynk

Online streaming is the preferred mode of listening to music for a large part of America & Europe. The concept hasn’t gained a lot of traction in …

Apple Music Accounts for Just 2% of Music Streaming In the US...

Pandora accounts for a massive 27% of music streaming time in the US. Apple Music accounts for 2%. Pandora is launching a new streaming service to …

Apple Music

Crunch time for Indian music

Examining data about the music business does not come easy either to the practitioner of music or to music lovers and consumers. But if one were to …

Spotify's Revenues Hit $2 Billion In 2015, But Losses Grow As Well

It may be almost halfway through 2016, but Spotify’s 2015 financials have just been made public, and while it is well known that the company has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years, the actual percentages and dollars from 2015 are much greater than some might have realized. …

Free, must-have Google Chrome extensions | ZDNet

Get more done with free privacy and productivity extensions for Google Chrome<p>Google Chrome is more than just a web browser. It's a platform for …

Software

Radiohead have not yet decided whether to stream new album, says man from their management firm

Brian Message of Courtyard Management says he is ‘praying every night’ that the band decide to put their next record on Spotify<p>Radiohead have still not decided whether to allow their new album to be streamed on Spotify. Speaking at the Wanstead Tap cafe in London on Thursday night, Brian Message – …

A new study confirms it: We really don’t know what we’re saying when we use emoji

Emoji characters may seem trivial, but they are fast becoming a foundation for online communication. Ten billion were sent on Twitter alone last year, and roughly half of all Instagram posts include them.<p>Researchers are seeing signs of an early emoji “language” emerging as the symbols (there are …

Language

This bot just made me the perfect Spotify playlist

Bots are the tech story of the moment – and while some are designed to be helpful, and others have been just plain awful, Lazyset is simply perfect.<p>The Twitter-based bot will send you a curated Spotify playlist based around the music style of any artist you Tweet over to it.<p>“The most intimate …

Satya Nadella is playing a deeper game with Microsoft than anyone gave him credit for

It was true 30 years ago when Windows 1.0 came out, and it's true today: Without developers to build great apps for Microsoft's platforms, the company is sunk.<p>Speaking at a pair of Microsoft events in the last week and a half, Nadella proved that he may not be as outgoing as his predecessor, but …

The Truth About How Uber’s App Manages Drivers

Since Uber was founded, in 2009, its workforce has continued to grow exponentially: 400,000 drivers are considered “active” on the Uber platform today, and 1.1 million drivers are active on the platform globally. The company manages a large, disaggregated workforce of “driver-partners” that deliver …

Transportation

Saavn launches original audio programming, says video next

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Music streaming service provider Saavn LLC on Tuesday launched nine original audio shows on its platform in an attempt to differentiate …

The bestselling albums of all-time – reranked by streaming stats

Who’s bigger: Adele or the Beatles? We rewrote the record books using Spotify figures and found that the bangers top the chart<p>On Wednesday, we brought you the most popular singles of all time, reimagined for the digital age, by ranking them according to their streaming numbers on Spotify. Now we’re …

Streaming music edged out digital downloads for the first time in 2015

As the music labels reignite their fight with YouTube<p>Streaming is now the biggest revenue stream for the music industry in the US, generating $2.4 billion in 2015. The RIAA has released its report on the state of the US music industry in 2015, and streaming music has edged out digital downloads in …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Gastronomy Of Genius: History's Great Minds And The Foods That Fueled Them

Genius and food have a lot in common. Both nurture, inspire and occasionally intimidate. Some appeal to almost everyone instantly. Others are acquired tastes. So perhaps it's not surprising that, scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by …

Albert Einstein

Could blockchain technology revolutionize the music industry?

British singer and songwriter Imogen Heap is building what she calls a “fair trade” music industry that aims to sidestep middlemen like iTunes and …

Blockchain

North Korea has a strange and surprisingly effective campaign in Africa

For the antagonists of the Cold War, Africa was a political canvas. Conflicts both rhetorical and military could be waged in proxy across the old colonial heartlands without temperatures rising to a dangerous degree in Washington or Moscow.<p>Yet for some the canvas that the continent offered was also …

How Pandora plans to beat Spotify in on-demand streaming

"A huge number of our listeners today are spending upwards of 20 hours a month on Pandora, and also pay for an on-demand service," Pandora CPO Chris Phillips tells Business Insider.<p>For him, it's a pain point. There are certain things these customers want, like downloading songs for "offline" …

InMobi CEO Naveen Tewari interview

Naveen Tewari, InMobi founder and CEO. InMobi<p>India-based InMobi is the huge mobile advertising network with an estimated $2.5 billion valuation, which, in the words of Forbes, "is giving Facebook and Google a run for their money" thanks to its impressive reach to more than 1 billion monthly app …

The dark side of Asia’s pop music industry

<b>They are known as "idols" and their job is "to sell dreams". For decades, the young pop stars of Japan and South Korea have been the envy of teenagers.</b><p>But behind the glamour, the lucrative industry is run by talent agencies with an iron fist. Two recent apologies by Japan's popular band SMAP and …

Spotify Is Getting a Huge New Feature This Week

Streaming music service Spotify will add video content to its app this week, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The new feature will first hit …

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