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THIS Is The Age When Most People Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

How do you know when you've reached middle age? According to an analysis of user data collected by Spotify -- loosely speaking -- it's the point at wh...

TIDAL Is COMING

Thomas Alter | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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.

Why I'll Happily Pay for Tidal

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Cantor

If you didn't pay for music in the year 2000, I'd think you were the coolest person around. But you don't pay for music in 2015? You're just being an a**hole.

Why TIDAL Is a Huge Money-Making Joke

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.03.2015 | Technology
Ernest Owens

Will I subscribe? I can't decide. But seriously, if the world's best musicians really think that they are "taking a stand" by charging us more money to stream their music in the name of "high-fidelity" sound... then they are seriously out of touch in more ways that I ever thought was imaginable.

The TIDAL Wave That Wouldn't Turn

Markus Giesler | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The Tidal story plays up an age-old lamento. Yet, real market opportunity comes from deficits in existing music market structure that are experientially real to music consumers, not just elite artists. Rhetoric alone doesn't make a powerful contender.

The 'Zero Effect': Do New Consumption Charts Penalize Compilation Records and Artists Who Window?

Chris Castle | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

The number of plays from some music streaming services are now being included with sales results to rank releases in various music industry "charts" -- the standard reference point for success in the commercial music business. What are these new charts actually measuring?

Spotify Can Now Replace Your Game's Music On PlayStation

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

It just got a little bit easier to mix Slayer and "Dragon Age."

How Spotify Lets Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and What You Can Do About It

Nan Aron | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Nan Aron

Buried in the fine print of those "terms and conditions of use" is a forced arbitration clause. That means that if you have a dispute with Spotify, you have to take your case to a decision maker at a firm they choose -- not a judge or jury. In addition, if Spotify violates the rights of thousands, even millions, of its listeners, they can't band together to seek justice.

Digitally Integrated Skiing and Snowboarding: A How-To Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Max Gladwell

This is the new reality of skiing and snowboarding. With a smartphone at the center, we have an integrated system of technology that tracks our runs, captures the experience with immersive detail.

Streaming Music Finally Makes More Money Than CDs

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology

Wait, people still buy CDs?

Rihanna Gets A New Honor

www.justjared.com | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment

Rihanna dons a red lip while arriving on a flight at Charles de Gaulle Airport on Saturday, March 7, in Paris, France....

The Case for Spotify: How I Became a Music Streamer in Spite of Myself

Albert Imperato | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Albert Imperato

It's been a few years now since I began paying for Spotify's premium service, and to my enormous surprise I think I've been converted. Sure, I still buy some CDs and download albums that I think I'll want in my "permanent" collection. But most of my listening these days has been on Spotify. And, I've begun to understand why.

30 Days of Online Dating: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Stacie Corliss | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

This is a modern dating experiment. One girl. Five dating sites. Hundreds of chats. Thirty days. Thirty dates. Eighteen guys. (?) boyfriend. To start at the beginning, click here -- or jump right in at date nine below.

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.

Spotify's Celebrates Black History Month With Special Playlists

Rolling Stone | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

In celebration of Black History Month, music streaming service Spotify will honor one iconic artist each week throughout February. ...

Beck & Annie Lennox Blew Up On Spotify Last Night

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

No one was probably more surprised by Beck's Album of the Year win at the Grammys than Beck himself. He beat out heavy favorites Beyoncé and Sam Smit...

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...

The New Yorker's Dreck Problem

Lynn Messina | Posted 03.22.2015 | Media
Lynn Messina

The New Yorker called my writing dreck. It did not level the slight directly at me but lobbed it wholesale at the self-publishing community of which I'm a member.

14 for '14: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

It's like eating at a place where you think the menu is pretty understandable, but every dish hits you with some crazy ingredient that actually turns out to be a relative of arugula or a specific varietal of bourbon infusion.

Forbes Media Finishes 2014 With Record U.S. Readership for Forbes Magazine and Visitors to Forbes.com

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Sugar Rautbord

Forbes announced that its strategy for the 21st century proves as successful as the Forbes Billionaires and The Under 30 Issues. On December 17, Forb...

My Christmas Playlist

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My Christmas Playlist As you know, we love music in our house. And Christmas is a time when all our quirky genres get festive together in a happy f...

Music Picks for 2014

Cliff Chenfeld | Posted 02.15.2015 | Entertainment
Cliff Chenfeld

For the last 11 years, I've released an annual list of my favorite albums, intended primarily for those who want to hear new music but have a hard time sorting through the hundreds of new titles that are released each year.

Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

David Sable | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

Look, I don't mean to give you a history lesson or bore you with my routine. My point is simple: The debates around format or how people listen are foolish and wasted. Follow the music.