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Report Confirms That Digital Music Is Finally Edging Out CDs

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment

One day, we'll tell our grandchildren how listening to music "on demand" required a trip to the store, where we picked out albums sealed too strongly ...

How Daft Punk Changed My Life

Brady Mathieson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Brady Mathieson

We all have that one thing that takes us back to our childhood. For some, it is a familiar smell. "Oh, WOW, the smell of grilled cheese takes me back ...

So This Is Christmas, and Here's What The Beatles Have Done

David Hinckley | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

As of 12:01 a.m. Christmas Eve, the 224 songs recorded by the Fab Four in the 1960s will be finally be available on nine major music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, Tidal, Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Slacker Radio.

Musicians Are Attacking The Wrong Enemy

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Music royalty payments are at an all-time high. So why are artists turning on the streaming companies? According to the companies that collect royalt...

You Won't Be Able To Stream Adele's New Album

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment

Adele's hugely anticipated new album "25" comes out on Friday -- but if you've been counting on using a streaming service such as Spotify or Apple Mus...

Could This Be Hip-Hop's New Marketplace?

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Shane Paul Neil

The idea of lowering barriers (both financially and technically) to market entry, while providing a more desirable royalty split, seems unreal. That's why Wix's new product launch, Wix Music is interesting.

Music Streaming 2016 and Non-artificial Intelligence

Danny Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media
Danny Goldberg

Today, you're much better off building a smart system that can learn from the real world -- what actual listeners are most likely to like next -- and help you predict who and where the next Adele might be.

Black Tech Genius: Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play

EBONY.com | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The humble and dedicated Breece is still on a mission to create more software for music-lovers to enjoy, even after selling Songza to Google. Now as a product manager at Google Play, Breece is constantly keeping in tune with what users want to listen to and working on new ways to deliver content.

Dear Taylor: Don't Hate The Freemium, Hate The Game

Frederick Chen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Frederick Chen

Amidst declining music sales, many record label executives, artists and outside observers have claimed that the current system of streaming music for free is broken, unsustainable, and -- according to Björk -- "insane." But is it really? When we get down to the economics of it, the short answer is, no.

The 5 Best Music Apps That Won't Tear Through All Your Data

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology

Hate paying data charges because you’ve been streaming too much music? There's a solution: Go offline. We've compiled a list of the five best app...

Musicians Have Taylor Swift. Who's Championing Fairness for Writers?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

After Apple Music announced their new streaming service on June 8th to much excitement and fanfare, it quickly became clear that the three-month trial period offered as enticement to joining artists came with some decidedly unappreciated fine print.

Should You Get Apple Music? Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Cameron Love | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

At a presentation on June 8, Apple announced its music streaming service, Apple Music. The company is hoping the service will prove a worthy rival ...

TIDAL Is COMING

Thomas Alter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Thomas Alter

When the leading artists of our generation speak up about politics or fashion, I can understand the eye rolling and skepticism. When they speak up about music, we should listen.

Streaming Music Finally Makes More Money Than CDs

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology

Wait, people still buy CDs?

Streaming Music: The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful

Reed Alexander | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Reed Alexander

Streaming is going to transform the music industry by fundamentally altering the very model of how artists monetize themselves and reinvest into their brands. And, it's bound to change how representatives do their jobs too.

Missy Elliott Blew Up On Spotify Last Night

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show was nothing short of outrageous, featuring a massive, prismatic jungle cat, singing sharks and guest appearances...

Jay Z Is Taking On Spotify

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

According to Business Insider, Jay Z may acquire music-streaming service WiMP for $56 million. Extremely popular in Scandinavian countries, and owner ...

Pete Wentz: Music Streaming Services ‘Don't Appropriately' Value Musicians

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift sparked a national debate about streaming services last year when she pulled all her albums from Spotify, joining other artists including...

Ryan Buxton

The Doobie Brothers: Music Streaming Is 'Not A Great Thing' For Songwriters

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

Taylor Swift's decision last month to remove her music from Spotify added fuel to the already-fiery conversation about whether music-streaming service...

Adele's Manager Says Music Streaming Services Are 'The Future'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment

Following Taylor Swift's removal of her music from Spotify, and her subsequent explanation of why she did so, Adele's manager, Jonathan Dickins, has s...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Streaming and Dreaming

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Omgid Omigod Omigod. I am so embarrassed. I'm a grown woman and I just got the equivalent of a time out.

Tiësto Curates Summer EDM Playlist for New Music Startup Bop.fm

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

If you're like me, your music collection is getting a bit stale, and you're looking for that awesome new song of the summer, right?

Spotify's Most Popular Song Is Also The Most Terrible Song

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

In a feat best described as sad but predictable, the most streamed song in Spotify's history is a hybrid of the questionably popular genres of electro...

Indie Band Exploits Spotify's Payment System With Completely Silent Album

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.08.2014 | Technology

Sometimes, silence really is golden. At least that was the case for the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based indie funk band Vulfpeck, which used a 10-song al...

WATCH: Apple Readies iTunes Radio Launch

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Big brands are lining up to be a part of Apple's new Internet radio service, but can it compete in an already crowded field? This week Apple announce...