Why Indie Bands Go Major Label in the Streaming Era — pitchfork.com
The major label debuts from Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, the War on Drugs, and more present an acid test for “indie” bands in the streaming era.
Sirius XM's New Beatles Channel: 11 Problems — www.laweekly.com
Too much Ringo, not enough DJs — these are things Sirius XM can fix. George Harrison’s clunky early lead guitar — we’ll have to live with that, I guess.
Half of U.S. Households Are Listening to Podcasts: Nielsen — www.billboard.com
There’s a podcast listener in half of all U.S. households, and boy do they love beer and bottle water, according to new data from Nielsen that aims to help consumer brands match purchase behavior to podcast audiences.
Late Tuesday, Chance took to Instagram to preview some new tunes.
Songtradr Expands into Secure Music File-Sharing, Branded Radio Across Hundreds of Countries — platformandstream.com
Songtradr is expanding its product offering to include secure music file-sharing for its 100,000+ free and paid subscribers worldwide, and branded music curation for its network of partners.
Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry–and Music Is Next — www.inc.com
Artists deserve more.
Appeals Court Grapples With Digital Files, and the Business of Selling 'Used' Songs — www.billboard.com
With predictions of a high-stakes Supreme Court review, a marathon court hearing is held over whether the first-sale doctrine has survived the digital era.
While terrestrial radio is still an important part of any artist’s career trajectory, streaming offers new avenues to get music heard, sell albums, and build…