Have your say on IDC’s prediction of declining iPad sales, net neutrality, Spotify, YouTube toy channels and more IDC isn’t generally one of the more excitable research firms in the technology world, so when it predicts a “massive deceleration” in tablet shipments this year, it’s not seeking headlines for the sake of it. Show More Summary
Music streaming service lost $80 million in 2013
As most people know, when a song is streamed on Pandora or Spotify, the royalties from that play, often worth only a fraction of a penny, are split between the record label, the songwriter, and the performer. But there’s another less-talked about constituent that receives a cut of the revenue: Performance rights organizations or PROs. Show More Summary
Spotify may be a big name when it comes to music streaming, but the company is hardly rolling in the dough. The private company disclosed today that it took in 747 million euros (around $1.03 billion at the time) in 2013, up about 74 percent from 201...
Beyoncé is one seriously smart business woman. (As if you didn't already know.) Even though Taylor Swift pulled her entire music library from Spotify, other artists haven't been too quick to follow suit. And that might just help Beyoncé to dethrone Swift's 1989 from the top of the charts! Bey's eponymous Beyoncé surprise album from last year [...]
Things at the Spotify offices have been pretty iffy as of late, but leave it to Beyoncé Knowles to turn the streaming service’s frown upside down. After a year on the market, the “Crazy in Love” songstress’ self-titled album is now on...Show More Summary
The 40-plus minute session also includes "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", "Head Over Heels", and much more.
Spotify saw its revenue climb to €746.9 million in 2013, but its losses also grew.
Here is a Spotify stream of Eminem and Shady Records’ new compilation album Shady XV, which comes with 2 discs filed with new and old tracks. The LP contains contributions from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D12, Yelawolf and more. Stream after the jump.
Where are you going next Monday night? How about heading deep into Silicon Valley with VC legend — think Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify — Jim Breyer. Or maybe back to the future with Steve Jobs' dueling partner, former Apple CEO John Sculley. Show More Summary
The privately held music streaming service said it had about $1 billion in 2013 revenue, and $80 million in net losses.
One of the big problems employers have these days is getting their top young talent to stay with them. Increasingly, millennials are looking to hop from company to company, rather than stay with the same firm for decades as members of older generations did. Show More Summary
Tears For Fears have been covering Radiohead’s “Creep” for years, but I don’t think they’ve ever had it professionally recorded until now. The band recorded a Spotify Landmark Session at L.A. recording studio The Village in honor of the 30th anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair. The 40-minute video includes VH1 Storytellers-style backstory, performances [...]
In the Winter 2014 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Intelligence Report,” there’s a fascinating article by Keegan Hankes called “Music & Money & Hate.” Within it, Hankes details 54 musical groups identified by the SPLC as “hate bands” whose albums, despite being full of racist lyrics, are available to buy on iTunes. Show More Summary
Streaming music service’s turnover up 74% to €746.9m, with 91% coming from its paying subscribers rather than ads Spotify’s revenues grew sharply in 2013, but so did the streaming music company’s operating losses, as it invested heavily in global expansion, marketing and product development. Show More Summary
Beyoncé must be feeling generous. Monday marked the moment when she finally put her fifth studio album on Spotify, 11 months after it debuted in December 2013 The album was accompanied by an unprecedented release of 17 music videos on...Show More Summary
Numerous studies have shown that money alone can't make you happy, and there's no better proof than Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek. According to a recent story in The New Yorker, Ek decided to retire in 2006 after selling his online advertising company, Advertigo, for about $1.25 million. Show More Summary
Taylor Swift made headlines earlier this month after making the decision to pull her entire discography off the online streaming service Spotify.
Well, lookie here, the platinum edition of Beyonce is out with a second, uh, "disk" of songs, including 7/11 and the Flawless remix w/ Nicki Minaj. Also on Spotify and Amazon MP3. (via @jennydeluxe) Tags: Beyonce music
Following the release of “Ring Off” and the brilliant lo-fi music video for “7/11,” American cultural empress Beyoncé drops the full platinum edition of her self-titled album Beyoncé for streaming on Spotify. While the physical… The post Listen to the Platinum Edition of Beyoncé’s Self-Titled Album appeared first on Highsnobiety.