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YouTube launches paid music streaming service

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep YouTube’s long-awaited foray into the music streaming industry has finally made its debut. Dubbed Music Key, YouTube’s paid streaming service lets its users stream music without ads, in addition to listening without an internet connection. Two price options are currently being offered: a $7.99 per month option [...]

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What Cracker’s David Lowery gets right (and wrong) about Spotify and Taylor Swift

David Lowery, whose band Cracker scored a hit in 1993 with “Low,” is one of the loudest and most eloquent critics of the new streaming music economy. His blog post, “My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89,” became the definitive example of unfair artist compensation in the 21st century. [...]

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Aloe Blacc examines ‘Wake Me Up’ revenue; challenges streaming services and demands licensing reform for songwriters

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep On one end of the streaming services spectrum, where SoundCloud has finally regained its footing with a newly inked deal with Warner Music Group, another streaming grievance has surfaced. Aloe Blacc, a name made familiar to the electronic realm thanks to Avicii, is now piping up in defense of [...]

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