Streaming Takes Aim at Its Biggest Consumer Target Yet — www.billboard.com
As the industry awaits Spotify’s stock market entry — and the sector itself reaches for the mainstream consumer — the major players usher in new leadership, products and incentives.
Country Music Struggles to Keep Up With Streaming Era — www.billboard.com
In a streaming world, one of the industry’s most traditionally dominant genres struggles to keep up.
Elon Musk Responds to Tesla Music Streaming Service Speculation — futurism.com
A report from a “Tesla tinkerer” who is known to pick apart Tesla’s software code has discovered a possible music streaming service called “TTunes.”
Fanburst could be the future of music platforms — medium.com
If you’re not familiar with Fanburst, it’s the latest in a long line of Soundcloud alternatives that have emerged in the past couple of years.
It’s no longer just about the software.
It may look retro, but the Ruark R7 MkIII has Spotify inside, and a lot more — www.digitaltrends.com
The retro Ruark R7 audio system provides a complete musical experience with Spotify Connect, AptX HD Bluetooth, a CD player, radio, and more.
Taylor Swift set a new global first-day streaming record with her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which logged more than 8 million same-day streams, Spotify said Saturday.
The music industry observers seem to have already called it: streaming is taking over the world, and the days of ‘physical media’ – music on discs – are numbered.
Is “platform” the right metaphor for the technology companies that dominate digital media? — www.niemanlab.org
Metaphors don’t just highlight a comparison — they also downplay the aspects they don’t capture. And “platform” papers over some of the big questions social media raises.