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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...

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.

Spotify Makes Amazing Story-Telling Playlists For Customers With Questions

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology

If you've got a question for Spotify, not only will it answer you, it will answer you with a song. Have a concern? A question? Find a bug? Tweet at...

How Music Sales Have Changed Over 30 Years, In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Pulling data from the Recording Industry Association of America, Digital Music News has put together this informative animation charting how music-sal...

Timothy Stenovec

Apple Didn't Spend $3 Billion On Beats Just For The Headphones

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

If you want to know why Apple just dropped $3 billion -- its biggest acquisition by far -- on a company that makes overpriced and arguably poor qualit...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide.

Indie Band Exploits Spotify's Payment System With Completely Silent Album

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.08.2014 | Technology

Sometimes, silence really is golden. At least that was the case for the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based indie funk band Vulfpeck, which used a 10-song al...

WATCH: Beats Music Bets on Personalized Curation

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Beats Music is coming! If you haven't heard about it, you will. It's the new subscription music streaming service from the folks behind Beats headpho...

Timothy Stenovec

The Only Place You're Able To Stream Led Zeppelin

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.11.2013 | Technology

Spotify is changing things up. At a news conference in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, the company announced that members will now be able to listen ...

Apple Makes A Big Purchase

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy, an unusual purchase...

A Quick Look at iTunes Radio and Spotify Radio

John Pavley | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Over the last few days I've listened to the "same" radio stations on both iTunes and Spotify. I've streamed music with wired, wireless and 3G connections. I've used headphones and speakers. I've created custom stations. I'm looking at variety, fit, quality, convenience and user experience.

Artists Found Another Reason To Dislike Spotify

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

Spotify members might be fooling themselves with their playlist-making abilities. The Ministry of Sound, a British dance music brand, is suing Spot...

Jason Cherkis

Why Radiohead's Thom Yorke Can't Budge Spotify

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify promise a seemingly limitless song selection for listeners and actual royalties for...

How Do You Keep Your Music?

Tom Moon | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Moon

The other day, a guitarist friend shared the philosophy that guides his music collection. He still buys CDs, but only those titles he knows he will return to often -- music he's studying, his all-time favorite albums, etc.

Timothy Stenovec

Why Xbox Music Doesn't Need To Make Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

In the last two months, Google has done it. Apple followed several weeks later. And on Monday, Microsoft joined the two tech giants -- and many smalle...

Apple to Announce Streaming Music Service at WWDC

Richard Tso | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Richard Tso

Audiophiles, this one's for you. Pandora better take notice -- Apple is getting into the streaming music business and has a monetization strategy to boot.

Google Launches Spotify Killer

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

The music streaming wars have officially begun. Google on Wednesday announced Google Play Music All Access, a streaming music service for smartphon...

Twitter Wants To Play You A Song

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology

Now that Twitter has your eyes, it also wants your ears. The company on Friday released Twitter Music for iOS, according to All Things D's Peter Ka...

Timothy Stenovec

Spotify Gets Aggressive As Competition From Google And Apple Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology

The streaming music service Spotify took over YouTube's home page on Tuesday, splashing an elaborate 18-minute, multi-part documentary that chronicles...

If You Give Music Away Free (and Legally), They Will Come

Doug Olenick | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

Video may have killed the radio star, but free online music streaming services are putting the infamous Peer-to-Peer (P2P) music swiping services to rest. What is finally going to put the nail in the P2P business is not only free, but legal.

At What Point Should We All Start Feeling Guilty For Using Spotify?

Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The New York Times has a front (web)page story this Tuesday about streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and the paltry payments some artists rep...

The Shrill of Today's Online Music Hunt

Adam_Klein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
Adam_Klein

How do I discover music online that's relevant to me when most sites have 15 to 30 million tracks? That's the challenge most consumers face today as they search for new music.

Jason Cherkis

Out Of Tune? Pandora Risks Big By Going After Artist Royalties

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Pandora launched its Internet radio service in 2007, it has grown from a startup facing near-bankruptcy to a leader of the digital...

Rdio To Pay Artists For Subscription Referrals

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business

LOS ANGELES — Music subscription service Rdio is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tues...