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Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

My experience with Spotify inspired me to re-examine my CDs with a view to a major clean up. So I looked at the impressive wall of more than 2,000 recordings and for some reason my gaze fell upon one, a box-set of an opera by Handel called Alcina.

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

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment

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Marillion: Unconventional -- An Interview With Tim Sidwell

Phil Simon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Over the course of three absolutely magical days, Marillion -- one of my very favorite bands -- captivated thousands of hard-core fans with over eight hours of fantastic music.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Musical Musings in a Digital Age

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If we lusted after a boy in High School and had to wait for a kiss, would we want it more? Probably. Does it mean it would be better? Not necessarily.

Perceptual Jail: How Surrogates Can Bail You Out

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

One wonders if someone in the music business knows a thing or two about surrogates. If so, their handiwork offers a lesson to the people and organiza...

Paving the Way For the 'Celestial Jukebox'

Steven Marks | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Marks

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most important pro-music laws ever enacted, laying the foundation for the digital streaming revolution that has become so central to our lives today.

If Europe Opens Up and Innovates, It Can Create More Jobs

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Guy Verhofstadt

BRUSSELS -- We need to end once and for all the European aberration in which markets of the past are given preference over markets of the future.

Fall In - Best New Music III

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Skrillex is everywhere, and Adele is back. Adele released her new single last Friday. She's ready to say sorry, and apparently so is Justin Bieber, who released "Sorry," the second single from his forthcoming album. Cheers to apology season.

Your Fall Music Playlist pt. II

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

An army of empowered female voices, nostalgic rock, and hip hop artists have been dominating the new releases this month.

Free Streaming Isn't Forever: Why the Labels Will Pull Back the Reins

Seth Schachner | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media
Seth Schachner

It's not clear how the music labels will shake off the current subscription doldrums, but with Apple and streaming subscription growth front and center, you can bet they will do whatever it takes to build subscription sales, their big bet.

Listen To 1,200 Years Of Women Composers With One Playlist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Blessed Hildegard of Bingen? How about Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté? Well, when's the last time you listened to...

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.