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R. Kelly’s Spotify streams continue to climb despite loss of Spotify promotion

R. Kelly’s Spotify streams have increased despite the music service’s recent removal of the artist’s music from its algorithmic and curated playlists under its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. Although Spotify did not wholly remove R. Kelly’s music from the platform at the time, it did cease to promote Kelly’s music, given several […]

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Is YouTube Music Already Doomed?

Google isn’t giving up on its quest to get you to pay it for music. That’s the main takeaway from Thursday’s announcement of YouTube Music, a re-imagining of how music-listening works on YouTube. The new streaming service will come in two flavors: a free tier called YouTube Music and a $10-per-month tier dubbed…Read more… Continue […]

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Elon Musk blasts streaming services for “crazy low payouts”

Music creatives have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to music streaming royalties. Once the honey pot is divvied up between streaming platforms and music labels, artists and songwriters walk away with only a small piece of the pie. Mercurial tech baron and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, is the latest powerful voice to […]

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Flume talks Future Classic, collaborations, and new music with Zane Lowe on Beats 1

Flume sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to dish on past collaborations, life before and after Future Classic, and the two documentaries recently released on him, When Everything Was New and Sleepless: The Story Of Future Classic, both of which are now available via Apple Music. The former is Flume’s own documentary, while […]

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Apple Music reaches 40 million subscriber mark, promotes new VP

Congratulations are in order for Apple. Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, recently reached the 40 million subscriber mark, a milestone for the platform that is rumored to be outpacing Spotify in the U.S. Apple Music has notably expanded its subscriber base by five percent each month, making for a three percent differential between Apple […]

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Flume to be subject of two new documentaries on Apple Music

Flume is set to be the subject of two new documentaries slated for release April 20 on Apple Music; Flume: When Everything Was New and Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic. The first title will focus exclusively on Flume’s career, chronicling the Australian artist’s ascendance to industry acclaim, cornerstone role in the expansion of the future bass […]

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Apple to halt iTunes music downloads in 2019

Very soon, the days of downloading music from Apple’s iTunes store will be but a memory. Apple will halt iTunes supported music downloads come 2019, a decision that arrives as the tech company’s own streaming service, Apple Music, continues to expand and to accordingly arise as a formidable competitor in the current context of the […]

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How to Find New Music You’ll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s publisher Gizmodo Media…Read more… Continue […]

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Spotify stock opens at $165.90, giving streaming giant opening value of $29.5 billion

Spotify made a splash with its long-awaited debut on the public market, opening at $165.90 a share, placing the company’s valuation at $29.5 billion — up significantly from their $8.5 billion valuation back in 2015. Opening figures turned out to be considerably higher than projected numbers from last month when privately traded stocks were going […]

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Apple Music outpaces Spotify with The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy,’

Many of us spent Easter weekend crying in the mirror to The Weeknd‘s My Dear Melancholy, many times over. According to data from the record’s issue date however, a staggering 88% of U.S. listeners did so on Apple Music, despite Spotify’s considerable promotional advantages leading up to the release. In the first 24 hours, Apple Music listeners absolutely […]

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Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine set to assume reduced role at Apple Music in August

The first chapter of Apple‘s foray into the digital music streaming marketplace is set to close with the impending departure of Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine later this year. The music industry veteran is expected to leave his role at Apple Music in August and move into a “consulting role” after that according to The Wall Street […]

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Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMP

iOS/Android: Spotify works great for music sharing and third-party plugins. Apple Music works great for offline play. So I juggle both. It feels a bit like shared custody, but it’s a lot easier thanks to the mobile apps SongShift and Stamp, which efficiently move playlists from one service to the other.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Carl Cox will unveil a rare drum & bass mix this month

Carl Cox is scheduled to release his first drum & bass mix in more than seven years on March 30 through Apple‘s Beats 1 Radio show. The performance will be Cox’s first appearance on Beats 1 since his seminal Beats 1 mix from 2016. The mix is a part of Apple Music‘s One Mix Drum & Bass […]

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Ditch Streaming Services and Start Buying Music Again

Remember loyalty? Spotify doesn’t. The company’s previously announced update to its Spotify Connect platform unfortunately terminates the streaming service’s functionality on a variety of speakers ostensibly advertised as Spotify-connected devices. Some of them (from companies like Onkyo and Denon) very expensive…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Apple Music set to outpace Spotify as top music streaming platform in the U.S. by summer

Watching how the digital streaming platforms’ subscribers race has unfolded over the last half decade is a fascinating study in new digital capitalism. Music streaming platforms have to navigate perhaps the most heated online competition to win their consumers, catalyzing moves like partnering with artists for high-profile releases a la Drake‘s Views on Apple Music, or Kanye […]

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Songwriters win big as Copyright Royalty Board boosts streaming pay nearly 50 percent

Since the dawn of streaming nearly 10 years ago, writer royalties have been based on a strict percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting songwriters at the mercy of corporate decision-making. In a court ruling issued Jan. 27 in Washington D.C., the Copyright Royalty Board has voted to increase songwriter rates for music streaming by 43.8 percent over the next five […]

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Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio kicks off the year with ‘Welcome 2018’ mixes from 20+ DJs

Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio is ushering in the new year with 24 hours of new DJ mixes, featuring ‘Welcome 2018’ cameos from some of the top names active in the electronic industry. The ‘Welcome 2018’ roster sees leading artists of 2017 Martin Garrix, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Sub Focus, Illenium and more face off […]

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Tidal reported to have just enough cash to survive for six more months

Fiscal trouble appears to be mounting for Tidal as the subscription based music streaming service is reported to have enough cash to last only six more months.Tertiary to Spotify and Apple Music, platforms possessive of 60 million and 30 million subscribers respectively, Tidal allegedly only reached the 1 million member mark in September of 2015, according […]

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