Omi’s Felix Jaehn–assisted “Cheerleader” remix, the understated reggae tune that sounds like a vacation in a bottle, has been streamed over 215 million times on Spotify and is already multi-platinum in several markets around the globe, including the U.K., Denmark, Australia, and Sweden. Stateside, it’s made its way onto dozens... More »
It’s always interesting when private documents emerge from big corporations, exposing payouts, compensation models, and who’s making what. It’s even more interesting when those documents have to do with something—music—most people are interested in and a couple of companies—Sony and Spotify—most people have at least a passing familiarity with. Show More Summary
Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton is a compilation of covers by various artists, featuring unreleased songs from the late blues and folk underground star. Also on Spotify. (Thanks Karlo!)
Pandora and Spotify topped both the App Annie Top 10 music app "By Downloads" and "By Revenue" charts. Beats Music landed an impressive 3rd place finish on the revenue ranking. Even Rhapsody and Rdio charted. But where did TIDAL rank? _____________________________ ________________________________________ Answer: TIDAL is not on either App Annie...
Now news comes of another U.K. banking startup: Monese is a soon-to-launch mobile banking service for immigrants and expats who might otherwise find it difficult to open a bank account outside of their originating country. Read More
Spotify Music has a lot going on. They're introducing 3 new modes to serve all your musical needs, with the "Now" start page gives you curated playlists based on your particular tastes. As you listen the app will learn more about your tastes and adapt to choose better music for you. [Read more]
Responding to the wave of criticism that followed the leak of a contract between Sony Music and Spotify that revealed $42.5 million in advances, $9 million in advertising trade and deductions for digital "breakage," Sony has responded. ___________________________ Yes, we do share advances and other payments with all artists "under...
By John Feffer, TomDispatch We might all be eating off IKEA tableware, listening to Spotify, and reading the latest Girl With the Dragon Tattoo knock-off, but we are not living in a giant Sweden. Forget about the “new industrial state.” Our world is converging in a far more dystopian way.
Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify, speaks at a news conference last week in New York. Starbucks (SBUX) turned heads earlier this month, striking a deal with streaming-music darling Spotify. Show More Summary
The Pixies’ frontman talks about why Kim Deal left, if she’s coming back, and forgetting about the Internet long enough to make good music.
Finally, the wait is over. Rapper Boosie Badazz has released his first post-prison album, 'Touchdown 2 Cause Hell,' today (May 26). The LP is available for streaming on Spotify. Continue reading…
Todd Rundgren is just one of those guys who can succeed at anything; the songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer can now add psychic friend to his business card. Rolling Stone has unearthed a video interview with Rundgren from 1978 where the Philadelphian predicted the current media landscape. Show More Summary
Last week, Spotify added audio and video content from a wide variety of major media companies including NPR, MTV, Vice and The Nerdist. While seen as a preemptive move prior to next month's Apple/Beats music relaunch, there was also another reason that the music streamer added video. ________________________________ Spotify users...
Independent musician and artist advocate Zoe Keating has released another detailed spreadsheet that shows her payments from Spotify. Zeating, who has chosen to have only some of her music available on Spotify, has had her music streamed almost 1.5 million times there. The total payout? Under $1500. "Don't worry about...
Global creatives from top agencies, Airbnb and Spotify, give us a look at their homes and talk about the inspiration that they draw from their personal spaces. With features like office half-pipes and superdesks, the creative industries boast some of the coolest workplaces around. Show More Summary
Starbucks makes it clear why they're getting rid of CDs on their counters: they've teamed up with Spotify to allow you to interact with your location's music selection and earn reward points. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
Following the leak of a revealing contract between Sony Music and Spotify, the recently formed International Artist's Association has joined managers in calling for contract transparency and better terms for artists. _____________________________________ We've added bold to highlight key passages. Show More Summary
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Here is a Spotify stream of Boosie’s new album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, which features Jeezy, T.I., Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan, J.Cole, Young Thug and more. Purchase it on iTunes. Listen below.
by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Show More Summary