Spotify's lineup of 2016 original programming will feature 12 concepts focused on three main themes: music performance, music profiles and music culture. The videos will be offered to free and premium users in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Sweden on iOS and Android devices.
Since 2008, Record Store Day every April has been a huge hit. In fact, many in the music industry feel that it's been a big reason for vinyl's resurgence, calling attention to a side of the business that had been essential dead and buried and has now returned to a level of surprising growth.
Electriclarryland, released 20 years ago last month, was the Butthole Surfers’ receipt for years spent cementing their reputation as arguably the most notorious band to ever fall on the pop music radar.
Few musicians or labels are fans of music piracy. But with Taylor Swift's decision to keep her music anticipated album '1989' off streaming music services, UMG, her label's distributor, became particularly concerned and hatched a plan to fight it. ______________________________ A Universal Music Group filing with the U.S. Copyright office...
The A.V. Club offered a helpful hint about "how to listen to Prince online right now," and the Daily Beast explained "Why You Can't Listen to Prince's Music After His Death," but though both articles at least acknowledge the possibility that you could simply go to iTunes and drop $12.99 on his greatest hits, their headlines effectively equate music's being available with it being free. There's no reason "you" can't listen to Prince's music, and there never was. He just wanted to be damn sure that you paid for it.
Although its shell company Alphabet is raking in massive amounts of revenue, and YouTube is the most popular music service in world, Ted Kalo of the musicFIRST Coalition looks at how he says Google has been able to exploit legal loopholes to avoid paying creators the money they deserve.
"There’s the onerous and ineffective takedown bureaucracy for suppliers, and also the refusal to use cheap, modern technology to clean up the supply chain cesspit. All this sits against the ominous backdrop that Google’s astroturf mobs will be unleashed on anyone upsetting the apple cart."
For those who would like to share their favourite Prince song on Facebook or newcomers looking delve into his considerable discography, Prince's hardline stance on copyright and digital distribution means you'll likely have to pay.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify has raised $1 billion in convertible debt with this telling analysis: Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing company’s runway but comes with some strict guarantees, people familiar with the matter said. Private-equity firm TPG, hedge…