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Fall In -- Your New Music Playlist

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Above the equator the leaves are changing color and the diminishing hours of sunlight continue to shorten our days. Below, summer is only just beginning. But no matter where you live, it's always the season for new music.

Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme Song Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

[Englishwoman voice] Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" will be the theme of the new Bond flick, "Spectre," out Nov. 6.  Debuting on U.K. radio ...

Go Home Pandora, You're Drunk

Nathan Timmel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Nathan Timmel

Until I hear Pandora has gotten their ducks in a row, I'm going back to Spotify. I'll build playlists that are in tune with one another and not the incoherent ramblings of an algorithm written by a programmer who knows more about ones and zeroes than music.

The Most Timeless Songs In History, According To Spotify

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Is Eminem's "Lose Yourself" the most timeless song ever? According to Spotify play counts, it just might be. HuffPost Live breaks down which older son...

Black Tech Genius: Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

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.

Mark Kelly on Marillion's Forthcoming Album

Phil Simon | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

The very act of making an album today often barely resembles its 1970s or 1980s counterpart.

Do The Beatles Need Spotify To Remain Timeless?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

It's safe to say we all agree that The Beatles are among the most influential musical acts of all time, but could that ever change?  Th...

Sharing the Millennial Way

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

While the classic American Dream is to own everything, cars, homes, luxury items and such, millennials are creating their own version of the American Dream: sharing with access, without owning.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

Before Online Streaming, This Band Got Paid

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

New Zealander Steph Brown and West Virginia-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Fen Ikner are Lips, an electronic pop act characterised by a girl with giant lips for a head.

How Apple and Pandora Can Pop Spotify's Balloon

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Alan Kelly

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is under pressure from an insurgent Apple Music and incumbents like Pandora. So by way of a play called the Trial Balloon, it's painting a compelling new picture for online music lovers.

Prince Calls Record Contracts 'Slavery' And Teams Up With Jay Z For Next Release

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to music industry norms, Prince has always been known to take the road less traveled. Lately, he's encouraging newer artists t...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Calling All Angels

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.22.2015 | Media
Shelly Peiken

The other day my husband and I went out to dinner with our next door neighbor. He's always been a genuinely nice guy to whom we've enjoyed living adjacent for several reasons.

Taylor Swift vs. the Mad Men

Chris Castle | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Chris Castle

You've heard about Taylor Swift's leadership in the soft power of artist rights. You may not have heard about the commercial collision--literally--at the heart of the conflict.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Play Me

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.07.2015 | Media
Shelly Peiken

I've been thinking about the innovation of interactive streaming--how versatile, convenient and instantly gratifying it is. Interactive, however, means that before I take off for a drive to the mall or a run on the beach I have a decision to make: what do I want to listen to?

Damon Beres

Some Spotify Services Down After Apple Music Launch [UPDATE] | Damon Beres | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. -- A Spotify spokesman told The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon that service has been restored. Spotify is scrambling followi...

Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles -- and Allen Klein

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Michael Sigman

To my regret, I never got to know Allen Klein. Nevertheless, I enjoyed an up-and-down relationship with -- as Fred Goodman describes him in his fascinating new book -- Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll.

To Taylor, Love David

David Fagin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

I'm writing because, like many others, I saw the love letter you penned to Apple in defense of "independent" artists, everywhere. And what a well written and well thought-out letter it was.

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

Frederick Chen | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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...

Are We Hurting Musicians When We Use Spotify?

Donald Cohen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Donald Cohen

I was an early user of Pandora and have found lots of new musicians that I wouldn't have heard since the demise of record stores with listening stations. But Spotify, and probably the coming Apple streaming service, takes free listening to a whole new level.

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

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get "Friendly" with Bird Dog, Get "Grounded" with The Chordaes, and "Delve" into Summer

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Yep, Bird Dog have been around for a few years, and have been praise for their unique musicality: think seamlessly mixing rock, country, roots, and blues in a blender with Tom Petty floating on top of the end product like that kid in the cereal bowl in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Damon Beres

Spotify May Have Killed A Part Of Music Culture | Damon Beres | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

Nobody owns or curates their music collections anymore. We all just want to stream instantly.

Pandora Paid Linda Perry A Whopping $300 For Millions Of Plays Of This Mega-Famous Hit

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Streaming music services, like Spotify and Pandora, have garnered myriad criticism from artists who argue they take advantage of musicians by failing ...