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Why Can’t Anyone Figure Out How To Make A Social Music App?

Insights <i>is a weekly series featuring entertainment industry veteran David Bloom. It represents an experiment of sorts in digital-age journalism and</i> …

Social Media

Spotify hypes freemium upgrades with its largest ad campaign ever

A new ad campaign focuses on increased personalization, which Spotify says makes its free version better for both users and advertisers.<p>In recent months, Spotify has proved itself a more than savvy marketer, with initiatives like its Black History Is Happening Now content hub, Cardi B’s Music …

Miley Cyrus

Webcast: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Celebrates Ornette Coleman, May 18-19

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates one of jazz’s great original geniuses: composer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and alto …

Flute

Streaming Music Sounds Terrible. These Apps Can Help

Convenient as it may be, streaming music can’t match the sound quality of CDs. But new apps are helping deliver audio that will truly wake up your ears<p>NO ONE DEBATES the impact of streaming music. Having virtually every song ever recorded just a few clicks or a shout to “Alexa” away has …

Apps

Your Spotify History Could Help Predict What’s Going On With The Economy

New research suggests that what you listen to mirrors economic boom times and recessions.<p>The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, has urged his colleagues to examine the musical mood of the nation when contemplating changes to the bank’s interest rate. How could an increase in Taylor …

Economics

Daniel G. Harmann’s cool job getting music into digital stores | Produced by Advertising Publications

<b>SINGER-SONGWRITER<br>AND DIRECTOR OF CONTENT OPERATIONS</b> <b><br>Daniel G. Harmann</b><p><b>What do you do?</b> I’m a [Seattle-based] singer-songwriter [and have] released over …

Big copyright changes come for streaming music providers

Streaming music services may pay more money to copyright holders under legislation that passed the House unanimously late last month. Yet Spotify and …

Intellectual Property

Meet The Tech Company Disrupting The Music Industry (And It's Not Spotify)

When I first came across Kobalt Music, I didn’t get it. Is it a music company or a tech startup? A publishing business or a digital platform? Do they represent artists or songwriters?<p>The answer, I learned, is all of the above.<p>In fact, I had the chance to sit down with Kobalt founder & CEO Willard …

Why Spotify Will Never Make Money

Spotify announced its first quarterly results as a public company on Tuesday, and the market was not impressed. Shares of the music streaming service …

Streaming

Music's New Chart Rules Care — a Lot — About Whether You're Paying to Listen

Paid streams now count three times as much as free streams on Billboard's album charts<p>When is a stream not a stream? <i>Billboard</i>, which publishes the …

Apple Music

Wall Street Is Betting on Music for the First Time in Decades

If Spotify's first earnings report shines, it bodes well for music-streaming's future<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Spotify has reported its first quarterly earnings as a …

Wall Street

Edge Music Network Announces Partnership Agreement, Launch of ‘Artist Pages’

Edge Music Network is partnering with MondoTunes, as well as launching EMN’s official “Artist Pages” – designed to deliver a compelling new way for …

Art

How Blockchain, Co-Ops and 'Microsubscription' Services Could Help Artists Earn More From Music Streaming

Streaming services have boomeranged record-company revenues. But given the major labels’ influence over over track placement on services like …

Apple Music

Spotify to Raise Prices in Norway in Test of Customer Loyalty

Spotify Technology SA plans to start raising prices in Norway next month, a small-market test that may foreshadow increases for its global listeners …

Loyalty

Can Streaming Playlists Actually Replace Music Blogs?

Major streaming platforms are irrevocably changing the ways people create, discover and consume music. As with any emerging, disruptive technology, …

Playlist

LiveXLive Expands AEG Presents Partnership, Adds Two Festivals to Live Streaming Schedule

LiveXLive Media has partnered with AEG Presents to add two music festivals to its slate of live music programming – Global Dance Festival and …

Festivals

Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One

Pandora has dragged its heels expanding its Premium service beyond mobile -- a web player only arrived in February, nearly a year after the mobile launch. But now it's opening up its offerings further still. From today, you'll be able to use the streaming service on Xbox One while you're …

Pandora

J. Cole Breaks Drake's 24-Hour Streaming Record on Apple Music With KOD, Nearly Double Its Spotify Streams

With his album <i>KOD</i> garnering 64.5 million streams in its first 24 hours in the U.S., J. Cole set a new record on Apple Music for most album streams in …

Apple Music

'We're on Life Support': Is Streaming Music the Final Note for Professional Songwriters?

Operating without a union, songwriters are still paid through royalty structures created in the days of player pianos and Tin Pan Alley. And in the …

Songwriting

Should Artists Get a Cut When Their Songs Land On Branded Playlists on Spotify?

Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist has more than 9 million followers, and for many young listeners it has taken the place of local hip-hop stations in...

Playlist

Warner Classics and IDAGIO Embark on Streaming Partnership

Warner Classics has launched a new collaboration with IDAGIO​, in a partnership that will see the specialist classical music streaming service make …

Soundeon Announces Alpha Version Launch

Soundeon, a decentralized and vertically integrated blockchain music platform, has made the leap and is launching its alpha version – the Music Token …

Why did the Instagram of music fail?

We’re chugging along with <i>Why’d You Push That Button</i>. We’ve got a few more episodes left in the season, and today’s is about music social networks. Kaitlyn loves stalking her friends’ Spotify feeds, whereas I keep my account hidden from everyone. I just want to listen to Britney Spears in peace. I …

How Blockchain Technologies Will Empower Artists

Blockchain and artists may sound like strange bedfellows at first. One is associated with Silicon Valley bottom lines and strings of utilitarian, …

Blockchain

Blockchain startup Soundpruf to pay artists AND fans for Spotify streams using cryptocurrency

We’ve heard about some intriguing music-focused blockchain startups in our time, but Soundpruf is taking a new spin entirely on the intersection …

Blockchain Startups

Tracklib Debuts, Enables Music Creators to Discover, Sample, License Original Recordings

Today marks the global launch of Tracklib, the world’s first and only music service that enables music creators to discover, sample and license …

Announcing Fruit Punch Music – Spotify for Kids

Fruit Punch, Inc. announces the world’s first music streaming platform built just for kids. Fruit Punch Music gives families access to a wide variety …

Death By a Thousand Papercuts: How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits by Burying the Copyright Office in Paperwork

In 2016, Daniel Dewar and a friend founded Paperchain, a company that planned to use Blockchain technology in order to more accurately allocate the...

Class Action

“Coachella Radio” Channel to Launch Exclusively on SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced today that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts …

Car Wars: Spotify Faces Stiff Competition as Music Streaming's Battle to Conquer the Road Heats Up

Streaming has helped the music industry dig itself out of nearly 20 years of economic decline -- and with Spotify on the New York Stock Exchange,...