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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]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Spotify Just Hired The Man Who Changed Netflix Forever

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business

Big things might be on the horizon for Spotify, too.

Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

Apple Music and the Race to Coexist

Seth Schachner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
Seth Schachner

Apple Music could have a future that more closely resembles music services from large tech titans like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft's Xbox Music. All of these have respectable if not game-changing digital music services.

Is the Odd Antitrust Investigation Into Apple Music a Failure to Innovate?

Chris Castle | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

You've probably heard that Apple and the major labels are being "investigated" over Apple Music by the Department of Justice, the European Commission as well as State attorneys general for New York and Connecticut.

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 ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Unsinkable -- 'Life' With Flagship and 'Fantasy' With Fireships

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

For a two-member band, Flagship certainly make a lot of noise, and I don't mean that in a toddler (or STOMP) slamming pots and pans kind of way. Drake Margolnick and Michael Finster have a mysterious, sometimes subtly big sound -- churning out dreamy alt-rock tracks with traces of folk and even retro '80s flair. That's a lot of adjectives, but here we are.

Will Apple Change the Music Market (Again)?

Markus Giesler | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Today Apple will unveil its new streaming music service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Most people expect Apple Music to be an Apple-branded continuation of Beats Music, which Apple acquired for $3 billion last year alongside the Beats Electronics headphones and speakers division.