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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.

Jacqueline Howard

Here's How Your Taste In Music Evolves As You Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science

Exactly how does your taste in music evolve over time? Science now has the answer. In your teens, you blast whatever is considered "popular" at...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Standing Out With Lauriana Mae and Erica Glyn

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Mae gets her originality -- vocally and personally -- from a mixed bag of musical tastes that were tossed her way as a kid by her mother and family. A veteran of the church choir, she honed her skills there while listening to a pair of "Bills": Billy Joel and Billie Holliday.

Spotify To Add Video, Podcast And Radio Streaming Services

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology

While saying that it still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding is lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming.

Noel Gallagher Slams Spotify: 'I Don't Agree With It'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment

Even though former Oasis member Noel Gallagher's music is on Spotify, he hates it -- like, really hates it. In a conversation with HuffPost Live about...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: (Not So) Gently Down the Stream

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If you've been in the songwriting business for more that a few years, you've undoubtedly seen your royalty statements fizzle so I'm sure this statement will make you crazy: Spotify is worth more than the entire U.S. music industry.

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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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.