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If You Give Music Away Free (and Legally), They Will Come

Doug Olenick | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

Video may have killed the radio star, but free online music streaming services are putting the infamous Peer-to-Peer (P2P) music swiping services to rest. What is finally going to put the nail in the P2P business is not only free, but legal.

Pandora Is Sick Of Your Mooching

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. online streaming music company Pandora Media Inc said it would cap free mobile listening at 40 hours per month as it tries to overcom...

8 Ways to Maximize Live Sports and Music Revenues

Peter Csathy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Peter Csathy

Almost always, the physical world ignores the power of the virtual world (among other things). Based on my experience, here are 8 concrete ways to generate significant new revenues in that physical world.

Why Google Chrome Blocked YouTube (And Other Popular Sites)

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology

Google Chrome users have been blocked from visiting several popular websites in recent days after their browsers warned those sites could infect their...

At What Point Should We All Start Feeling Guilty For Using Spotify?

Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The New York Times has a front (web)page story this Tuesday about streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and the paltry payments some artists rep...

How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

Music consumers helped digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death, and kept vinyl spinning in 2012, according to a y...

Are Instagram Users Fleeing?

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

The New York Post, knowing sensationalism like no other, wrote an article Friday about Instagram that must have sent jitters through the folks in Face...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Find out more about the future of MySpace, plus a look into why Instagram and Twitter aren't getting along, in this week's episode of Freshwire's "60 Seconds of Social Media."

Jason Cherkis

Out Of Tune? Pandora Risks Big By Going After Artist Royalties | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Pandora launched its Internet radio service in 2007, it has grown from a startup facing near-bankruptcy to a leader of the digital...

Jason Gilbert

Have Spotify And Pandora Changed The Way You Listen To Music? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Market research firm NPD Group is out with new research this week indicating that a milestone of music will soon be upon us: The per...

The Tide Has Risen: Five Reasons to Worry About the Internet Radio Fairness Act

Chris Castle | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

Let's be clear -- it's not about "Internet Radio", the Internet or Fairness. It's about money, power and lobbying, although I guess you could say it's an act.

The Rumor That's Got Pandora Really Worried

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Shares of online streaming music service Pandora Media closed down 12 percent on a report that Apple Inc was in serious talks with major m...

Tastemakers: The Companies That Tell Us What We Like and How They Do It

Bryce Maddock | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Bryce Maddock

There is a potential goldmine awaiting any company that can simplify our lives. Tell me what I like, tell me what I should buy, tell me what to wear and tell me what's in good taste. How do you accomplish this?

Show Me The Money: SF Conference Tackles Urgent, and Perpetual, Issue for Musicians

Turnstyle | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco

Photo Credit: Jesse Lara by Nishat Kurwa SAN FRANCISCO-What does it mean to make a living as a musician in the digital age, and what are the most vi...

How Much Do You Think Pandora Pays Artists?

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

If you think artists on Pandora never get paid by the music-streaming service, think again. On Tuesday, Pandora founder Tim Westergren released a s...

YouChoose: How Digital Platforms Are Changing the Entertainment World

Steven C. Beer | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Steven C. Beer

Based on recent trends, we anticipate that more and more established filmmakers, musicians and authors will turn to using the digital world as a liberating resource and vital tool for creating, marketing and distributing their work.

Universal's Gambit Poses Peril for Music Biz

Chris Sagers | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Sagers

The digital distribution cases have a certain special place, because they tell us something about how easily businesses can talk us into betraying our own common sense.

Apple Might Want To Kill Pandora

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

Apple Inc. is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people fami...

Will Apple Kill Pandora?

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Shares of Pandora Media Inc fell 14 percent in premarket trading on Friday following media reports that Apple Inc was in talks to license ...

Pandora Finds Its Groove

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Pandora Media Inc reported better-than expected results and raised its outlook on strong quarterly advertising sales. Shar...

The Seven Seals of The TVpocalypse

Turnstyle | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

By: Noah J. Nelson The future of technology is beginning to look a lot like the past. Specifically it's beginning to look like television. In form an...

Pulling Out

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As consumer Internet shares plummet, venture capital firms find themselves fending off incre...

Why Shouldn't Mitt Romney Advertise on Pandora?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Although the idea of presidential candidates spying on your listening habits to send you ads might seem scary, in some way, there's really nothing to be surprised about here. It is, quite literally, politics (and advertising) as usual.

Unlock the Potential of Internet Radio

Tim Westergren | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Tim Westergren

You can listen to a digital radio service on your home stereo, but depending on whether the stream is coming from the cable provider, a satellite signal or through a web connection, the payment to the artist is very different. The difference borders on the absurd.

Parents On Facebook Driving Down Stock Prices?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

It was another poor showing for Facebook last week as its stock price hit a new low Friday, dispiriting shareholders already frustrated by lower-than-...