All posts tagged “Music

Issue 673: How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business Forever; Spotify’s Plan for Control of Your Ears; JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Trilogy Back on Apple Music

How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business Forever — pitchfork.com The recording industry is adjusting to a new social media-dominated era where the artists have all the power. But how did we get here? Anchor is Spotify’s best bet to beat Apple for control… Read More

Issue 668: Spotify Becoming a Storytelling Platform for Creators; Revelator Launches Digital Wallet App for Artists, Music Makers

Through Storyline and Soundtrap, Spotify is Becoming a Storytelling Platform for Creators — http://www.digitaltrends.com To provide more ways for artists and creators to engage with audiences, Spotify is testing out its own version of the popular Stories format, with a new feature called Storyline. Revelator… Read More

Issue 648: Bandcamp’s Vinyl-Pressing Service for Artists; Amazon Launches Free Music Streaming (Alexa Only); Spotify Opens London Research Hub

Bandcamp Launching Vinyl-Pressing Service for Artists — http://www.billboard.com Sales of vinyl records on Bandcamp have grown 600 percent in the last five years, with roughly 3,500 unique vinyl albums added every month. Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier, Through Alexa Only (For Now) — variety.com… Read More

Issue 644: Amazon in Talks to Launch Ad-Supported Music Offering; Bytedance Planning Music Streaming App for Overseas Market

Amazon in Talks to Launch Ad-Supported Music Offering — http://www.billboard.com Amazon is readying to launch a free, ad-supported music service as soon as next week, sources familiar with the plan tell Billboard. Spotify’s Daniel Ek Talks Royalties, Data-Sharing, the Future: ‘I Was Never a Disrupter’… Read More