Record labels and publishers for decades served as the music industry’s “bank.” They provided the advances artists lived on while making new music, and also paid for services like recording, shipping, marketing and more. No longer
Samsung and Live Nation to Live Stream Coldplay's Tour in Virtual Reality — www.billboard.com
On Aug. 17 you can live stream Coldplay’s Head Full of Dreams Tour live in Virtual Reality.
Streaming doesn’t pay? Tell that the three major labels.
How to Save TIDAL from Near-Certain Death — www.digitalmusicnews.com
What the hell is wrong with TIDAL? Here are just a few of our gripes, penned in an open letter to Richard Sanders, TIDAL’s 4th CEO in 2 years.
AT&T Teams Up with Thirty Seconds To Mars To Live Stream Concert — platformandstream.com
AT&T Creator Lab has teamed up with Thirty Seconds to Mars to live stream the band’s Aug. 12 concert, and provide wireless connectivity and interactive fan experiences for their upcoming Camp Mars Music Festival. The music fest takes place Aug. 11-14 in Malibu, California.
Apple Expands Free Beats Deal To UK, European Students Buying A MacBook For School — www.forbes.com
Apple has rolled out its free Beats headphones with MacBook purchase to the United Kingdom and Europe.
In music, movies, and television, the better produced something is, the more it usually costs. In podcasts and audiobooks, the reverse is true: the most popular free stuff all sounds expensive, and the most popular expensive stuff mostly sounds cheap.
It was Peel’s particular talent for discovering and promoting such artists that set him apart from his peers.
Mark Smotroff has an audiophile ah-ha moment