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

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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.

9 Bootylicious Workout Songs To Commemorate The Year Of The Butt

Sarah Klein | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

If 2014 was the year of the butt, 2015 promises to be the year we work on ours. And what more inspiring way to both commemorate the bootylicious year we've had and kick our rears into gear in the next 12 months than with the best workout songs about, you guessed it, butts.

Spotify Reveals Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Your Musical Taste

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology

Spotify's Year in Music 2014 reveals interesting data about your listening habits.

Ryan Buxton

The Doobie Brothers: Music Streaming Is 'Not A Great Thing' For Songwriters

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

Taylor Swift's decision last month to remove her music from Spotify added fuel to the already-fiery conversation about whether music-streaming service...

Ed Sheeran Is Spotify's Most Streamed Act Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has been named Spotify's most streamed artist in the world in 2014. The British singer-songwriter recently spent eight straight weeks at th...

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

Stream ‘Beyonce Platinum Edition' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

The "Platinum" version of Beyonce's self-titled album is on sale today, and, in addition to the album's original tracks, it includes two new songs, fo...

Taylor Swift Is Averaging 35 Million Views Daily

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment

Following Taylor Swift's controversial music removal from Spotify, her YouTube views (including her Vevo channel) doubled within the first week. As re...

Taylor Swift Left Nashville a Long Time Ago Folks

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

It seems Taylor Swift is everywhere these days except Nashville. The guy selling newspapers on the corner in the nation's capital listening to gospel tunes through his ear buds has heard her newest ditty "Shake It Off," even if it was a muffled version in a passing car.

Forget Streaming Music, Vinyl Is Back Big Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment

While debates surrounding music streaming services, online downloads, physical purchases and torrents have been raging the past couple years, vinyl ha...

Uber Teams With Spotify To Let You Control Your Ride's Music

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology

Your Uber ride is about to get a bit more personal.

Is Spotify Fair to Musicians? A Chat With Mark Kelly

Phil Simon | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

The fundamental question is one of fairness. Are artists being rightfully compensated for their contributions? And what about future artists? Will sufficient incentives exist for them to make music?

Taylor Swift's Breakups: What Can We Learn

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Taylor Swift's use of a "breakup" can provide both a symbolic lesson and a tool for many women around the world who are entrenched in traditional feminine roles that hold them down or keep them from moving forward.

Real Estate Technology for the Rich, Famous and Me

Rob Taub | Posted 11.13.2014 | Technology
Rob Taub

New condominiums and homes are being built like never before while existing structures are being retrofitted with ultra-modern technology that until a few years ago was non-existent. This innovative technology is creating new products and jobs at breakneck speed.

I'm a Pop Singer and Spotify Works for Me

Catey Shaw | Posted 11.13.2014 | Technology
Catey Shaw

To spend more of our time trying to push people back to buying records is an exercise in futility. The smart ones will find a different way. Spotify could be that way, and if it isn't, it can definitely help transition us into a world where streaming is key, and CDs are just plastic circles.

Spotify CEO Pushes Back Against Taylor Swift's Claims

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

Spotify's CEO on Tuesday defended his streaming service in the wake of some pretty harsh comments from current pop goddess Taylor Swift. Swift pull...

Taylor: Swift Boat or Love Boat

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Last week was a convenient window for Taylor Swift haters to come out. She pulled her songs from Spotify and now has the only debut album of 2014 to go platinum in one week. Is she a music creator advocate or a savvy business woman? Perhaps she is both.

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...

On Spotify, Taylor Swift, and Making a Living as an Independent Musician in the Digital Age

Raina Rose | Posted 11.08.2014 | Media
Raina Rose

The 20th century was the only time in the history of music where some musicians got very well paid for their work. Those days are over. I am not an economist. One might say a folksinger is opposite of an economist, but I have a reasonable grasp on supply and demand economics.

Subscribing to Success

Jon Bird | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

There are many examples of new subscription models upsetting the status quo. Spotify, with its membership-based streaming music service, flipped iTunes on its head and caused Apple to launch a radio service.

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

Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...