Music is a popularity contest. That’s right, you can’t bitch about your Spotify payments if no one wants to listen to your music. This is where we’ve arrived, the data-centric world. The old days of Tommy Noonan manipulating the “Billboard” chart are done. Show More Summary
So you managed to get your hands on a new Android phone, but what apps do you download? While it's always good to have the essentials like Spotify and Uber, there's also some impressive newcomers like Humin, which acts like your digital butler, and Elevate, which helps you improve your focus, speaking skills, and memory. Show More Summary
Recently I’ve seen the addition of both Spotify and Netflix showing me friends activity on their sites. Spotify does this by showing friends who listen to a band on their artist pages and Netflix lists people on show pages as “watched by friends”. This is a nice feature and it’s interesting to see what your friends interests are in music and...
Working out is always better with quality tunes. Putting together rocking playlists for everyone's taste and speed has never been so easy, thanks to Spotify. Here are some of our favorite mixes that keep us motivated through all of our workouts! Source: Corbis Images
Today is the most exciting time to be a music producer. Although controversy over poor compensation by streaming music services like Spotify, music piracy and the over-saturation of media are valid concerns within the industry, there are countless opportunities for aspiring producers and songwriters. Show More Summary
The concept of buying albums is foreign to an entire generation of music listeners, who typically consume music using services like YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify. Even older generations are now shifting away from the iTunes model and...Show More Summary
There's a secret visualizer and a way to download songs that aren't on the service
Spotify and Billboard are offering deep year end discounts perfect for Hypebot readers to gift or as gifts for themselves. Spotify is discounting it's $9,99 per month 3 month premium subscription to just 99 cents. This offer is open to anyone who hasn't had a Premium subscription or trial before. Show More Summary
Ministry of Sound chief executive on Apple, YouTube and Spotify: ‘Music has gone from being valued and paid for to being commoditised and free’ Companies often fail to move with the times. That’s different from self-harm. But this is exactly what the record industry has done. Show More Summary
I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas songs. They are in my head all year-round. In the summertime, I’m on Spotify playing Christmas music. By the fall, it’s virtually all-Christmas songs in my room and in my car. If you don’t believe me, just check out my music blog, Metal Excess, I’ve hardly posted any new reviews […]
Bose Builds Their Own Streaming Music Service One Thing Virtually Every Failed Artist Has In Common Bandcamp Launches Indie Label Portal How To Run Your Band Like a Brand It's Time To Make YouTube Look Less Like Spotify And More Like...Show More Summary
2014 has been a great year for Ed Sheeran, he is the most streamed artist on Spotify with over 860 Million hits. Just last week Sheeran won best male artist at the BBC Music awards, and the official charts company is reporting that Sheeran’s...Show More Summary
© Sarah Barlow Co-written with Tiffany Leslie This was a very big year for Taylor Swift. She stood up to Spotify and online streaming sites that undermine the value of artiste's music. She came out with an awesome album, 1989, that was met with critical praise. Show More Summary
Algoriddim, the developer behind popular DJ-ing app Djay, has released a revamped version of the original Mac program. Many of the specs are borrowed from the latest mobile issue of the same. Meanwhile Djay Pro offers would-be DJs the… The post Djay Pro Uses Spotify to Create Mixes appeared first on Highsnobiety.
Guest: There's a lot more to this fight between Taylor Swift and Spotify than people realize.
Merry CultCast, boys and girls! This week: Santa gets a little “grabby”; Apple wins a major lawsuit; our iPhones deserve “rollover” data plans; the incredibly low payouts artists get from Spotify; and the high-end gifts we really want but will … Read more ›
By Tom McAlevey, CEO Radical.FM Regardless of those truths, streaming will save the music industry and Artists will soon make more money than ever before. Daniel Ek is disingenuous when he claims that Spotify’s “reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from piracy”. Show More Summary
The subscription business model makes your business more predictable and typically increases your revenue per customer, but it can often be what you find out about your customers when they subscribe that is the most valuable asset of all.
Per-stream rates are usually just a fraction of a cent, derided by many as “a stream of pennies.” Spotify pays rights holders about $0.006 to $0.0084 per spin, meaning a song would have to be played about 100 times to equal a digital download. Show More Summary
Algoriddim is a household name when it comes to DJ applications. Their djay app for iOS and Android has been downloaded millions of times by users all across the globe who were looking for a way to get their feet wet in DJing. djay is also the name of Algoriddim's Mac dedicated software that has recently been given a total over-haul and redesign. Show More Summary