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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.

HBO Now Coming To Google Play And Chromecast

Reuters | Todd Spangler | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HBO Now, the premium cable programmer's standalone streaming service, will be available this summer in the Google Play sto...

Why You Should Care About Periscope, Twitter's New Live-Streaming App

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

If you recently fell in love with Meerkat, you're going to want to check this out.

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...

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...

Vinyl Sales Increase 52 Percent From 2013

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment

After surviving near-extinction last decade, vinyl made an exceptional global resurgence with purchases increasing more than sixfold. The U.S. continu...

Adele's Manager Says Music Streaming Services Are 'The Future'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment

Following Taylor Swift's removal of her music from Spotify, and her subsequent explanation of why she did so, Adele's manager, Jonathan Dickins, has s...

Taylor Swift May Have Pulled Out Of Spotify But Don't Praise Her Just Yet

Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Ryan Kristobak

Swift leaving Spotify isn't bad, it's just silly. As an artist who is making a significant amount more money than the vast majority of her peers, her actions come off disingenuous.

See Who Topped Spotify's Top 25 Artists Under 25

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

Spotify named the top 25 artists under 25 based on popularity and shares from the streaming service. Taylor Swift took the No. 5 spot, and One Directi...

Spotify's Most Popular Song Is Also The Most Terrible Song

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

In a feat best described as sad but predictable, the most streamed song in Spotify's history is a hybrid of the questionably popular genres of electro...

Report: Amazon To Release FREE Netflix Competitor

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Watch out, Netflix. Amazon is planning to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service in the coming months, according to a report by the Wall Street...

HBO Go Doesn't Care That You're Sharing Your Password

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

We know you share streaming accounts with friends, family and other miscellaneous acquaintances on Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and so on. Who doesn't? We...