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Spotify takes a Swift stand, says it’s doled out more than $2 billion in royalties

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek isn’t happy about the narrative that Spotify is giving the cold shoulder to musicians and songwriters. Taking to Spotify’s …

Google Play Music

Spotify CEO to musicians: Do you want 'zilch' or $2 billion?

An artist in the range of Taylor Swift could make more than $6 million a year from Spotify at its current size, the music streaming service's chief executive said Tuesday in a rebuttal to the criticism he's faced the past week.<p>"Our interests are totally aligned with yours," Daniel Ek told musicians …

Mobile Devices

Trent Reznor discusses his new role at Apple, the Beats acquisition, and U2’s free album

When Apple announced plans to acquire Beats Electronics and Beats Music earlier this year, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor’s involvement with the streaming music service under Apple’s ownership quickly came in question. A spokesperson for Beats Music said Reznor was still with the company at …

Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store

On the heels of the release of Apple’s new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application with the launch of a Tumblr app for the Mac App Store. The app allows users to post to their personal Tumblr blogs from anywhere on the Mac, whether …

Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan For Tumblr Has A Fatal Flaw

According to several sources, Yahoo executives are working to turn Tumblr into the company's answer to YouTube.<p>The idea is for Tumblr to become the exclusive distributor of videos from YouTube stars like JC Caylen, JennXPenn, Teala Dunn, Ricky Dillon, Connor Franta, JackJack, and Bethany Mota.<p>In …

Royalty-Free Music for Home Videos? Just Add Audio

VideoBlocks, an online provider of stock media for creatives, has today launched its first consumer-focused mobile app.<p>Though VideoBlocks largely focuses on stock video (as its name suggests), with Just Add Audio for iPhone, the company is looking to make adding royalty-free music to your home …

Tango Music Pix App Launches for Android Now; iOS Soon

Tango, the mobile messaging company specializing in texting, video and voice calling, photo sharing and social networking, has sprouted a sibling. Tango Music Pix, a new standalone app, lets you create simple 30-second photo slideshows set to music.<p>Tango messenger has already branched out into a …

How to Make Your Blog More Twitter Friendly

Most businesses today understand the value of marketing on Twitter and sharing their various forms of content on the social network, but most don’t have any idea of how to develop blog posts with Twitter in mind from the very beginning of the content creation process.<p>There are two approaches to …

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …