Tag Archives: Spotify

Is HomePod Apple’s Death Star in the Music Streaming Wars?

Apple’s newly announced HomePod smart speaker is more than Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home in the battle for your home – it’s quite possibly Apple’s major advantage in the music streaming wars. In unveiling the HomePod June 5 … Continue reading

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Why AI Is the Future of Music

The music industry finally has some reason to celebrate, thanks to artificial intelligence. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently announced that music revenues in 2016 grew 11.4 percent to $7.7 billion — the highest year-over-year growth rate since … Continue reading

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Drake and Jay Z Write Rules for Music Moguls

Drake and Jay Z are among the most successful musicians year after year. Between them, they earned $92 million in 2016 while making the list of Forbes highest-paid musicians, adding to the nearly $97 million they pulled down in 2015, … Continue reading

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“How We Listen Now” Confronts the Music Industry

Cortney Harding is on a mission to wake up the music industry. The writer and music industry consultant has recently published How We Listen Now: Essays and Conversations about Music and Technology, a provocative examination of two different worlds: on the … Continue reading

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Why the Beatles Are Streaming: Legacy, Baby

At a time when news headlines are dominated by disturbing stories about terrorism, social strife, and ugly politics, the world just found reason to rejoice: the Beatles are finally streaming their music. Everyone is reporting the announcement about the Beatles making their beloved … Continue reading

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Adele and Taylor Swift: The Diva and the BFF

Adele and Taylor Swift succeed by writing and performing personal songs that connect emotionally with a fan base consisting mostly of women. But they have pursued markedly different approaches to building their personal brands, demonstrating that superstars can write their … Continue reading

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6 Predictions for Music Streaming

Forget Taylor Swift’s futile Spotify boycott. The real news emerging from the music industry this week was the launch of YouTube’s streaming service. The new service consists of YouTube with streaming functionality (as opposed to being a new product with … Continue reading

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Apple Pays Dearly for U2’s “Free” Music

Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Let’s get something straight: U2 did not give away its new album, Songs of Innocence. To be sure, if you have iTunes, on September 9 you received a free copy (without asking for it) … Continue reading

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How Soundrop Turns Music Discovery into a Social Experience Among Fans and Artists

Imagine yourself discovering a hip new band on Spotify while you chat live with other fans — or even with the band itself. Thanks to Oslo-based music start-up Soundrop, you can do just that. The two-year-old music service provides a … Continue reading

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How Startup F# Makes Spotify Friendly for Brands

Nimble startups continue to change the music industry by capitalizing on the convergence between branding, technology, and entertainment. Case in point: F#, a New York company founded in 2012 with a mission to connect brands, musicians, and fans through playful … Continue reading

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