As the world of online music remains an extremely cluttered place, music identification apps such as Shazam and SoundHound that help fans pick songs out of the crowd continue to gain popularity, along with some competition from the likes of Facebook.
Launched in 2011, Turntable.fm represented a new way of listening to music socially online. Although it initially gained a great deal of traction among users, Turntable could not sustain its growth and was forced to shutdown. This discussion with founder Billy Chasen sheds some light on exactly what went wrong.
A recent Nielson report on the year's music sales reveals some interesting new data on how music is being consumed. Massive growth has been seen for streaming services like Spotify, but conventional digital track sales have slumped.
There’s been a lot of talk and understandable dissent surrounding Apple’s free tier payment of the reported .002 per play during each consumers 90 day free trial period. We now live in a world of lessor evils, says David Lowery.
It seems like there are two kinds of "musical cities": those that are known as being enormous hubs filled with music lovers, headquarters for industry companies, and go-tos for ambitious artists trying to make it – such as New York City, Los Angeles, and especially Nashville – and those that have thriving, growing arts scenes that remain somewhat unknown to the general public.
Since Spotify launched in 2010 the music business has been in an existential crisis. Convinced that ad-supported unlimited free access to on-demand music would ultimately grow recorded music revenues the major labels opted into what may be their worst decision ever.
We all have a favorite song, and if we think about it, there's probably that one certain point in our favorite song where everything about it seems to come together and all we want to do is listen again and again... so we do. Now there's an app that finds "the drop" for you.
Apple’s entrance into the subscription streamingmarket made a predictable splash. It’s telling that Apple continues to pour significant time and energy into music. It confirms once again that music is a dynamic space worth investing in.
Making a living as a musician is tough – nobody can argue that. Whether it's because of grueling touring schedules or low payouts from streaming services and dwindling single and album sales, this isn't an easy industry.
Slacker Radio went on a mission to prove that rock music isn't dead, exposing the eleven states that "rock the hardest". North Dakota led the rocking-out charge followed by Maine, Iowa, West Virginia and Nebraska all of whom favored Five Finger Death Punch as their top trending artist.
Electronic Dance Music has been one of the biggest trends in music in recent years, but it looks to be slowing down.According to the latest IMS Business Report 2015, EDM grew about 12% last year, which on the surface is great, but down considerably from the the 37% growth of the previous year.
Over the past 10 years, we at Sonos have had the privilege of a front-row seat as streaming music has evolved; we’ve watched inspiring innovative ideas and technologies emerge and take shape. Some of these flourished, while others faded away.
Apple is set to launch a streaming music service. While music fans and the industry should welcome a new competitor to the music streaming, we might also want to step back and ask whether we want to live in a world where the dominant music distribution services are run by companies who make their money elsewhere.
The digital age has allowed us to explore new heights in how we create music. But have we become so jaded and bombarded with new music that is becomes too much? Check out today's article where we explore the results of a D.I.Y music culture.
Trends often come and go and then come back again. Unexpectedly, vinyl records are going through this phase right now. Check out today's article to see how this phenomenon is happeningand what it means for the music industry as a whole.
It seems that the car service Uber is becoming more than a taxi. It's also a way to deliver and even break new music to fans. Britney Spears released her new single "Pretty Girls" on May 3rd using Uber as the "vehicle" to get the word out.
With the second leg of the Triple Crown set to get underway this weekend in Baltimore, horse racing is once again enjoying its annual moment in the spotlight. Over on the radio dial, it’s also a big time of year for jockeying; that is, tracking the fortunes of major radio formats with summer right around the corner.
Breaking new ground for Snapchat, popular electronic dance musician, Goldroom, will be debuting their new EP as well as four videos exclusively on Snapchat Discover. Snapchat worked directly with Goldroom to produce top quality vertical videos optimized for their massive mobile audience. A new video will be released daily beginning May 22nd.
Pundits are fond of saying that the major labels blew it by suing Napster instead of doing a deal with them. It's as though they're obligated to repeat it as a mantra; they didn't get it, they were asleep, how could they have missed such a golden opportunity, yadda yadda. Shift through all the reverential twaddle, and you'd think Napster walked into the major labels offering trays of gold and were rebuffed.
What do Netflix and music subscriptions have in common? They both experienced slowing growth in 2014 in the US. Subscriptions are the monetization focal point of streaming but there have long been signs that the market opportunity is far short of the mainstream.
Music fans, prepare to lose a few minutes, possibly hours, with the latest in time-sucking music data entertainment.This is a massive list that pairs nearly 1400 genres with the words that are most distinctive to the song titles from each genre, from Spotify data alchemist Glenn McDonald
There have been multiple reports over the last few days that the Department of Justice is looking into the accusation that Apple is pressuring the major record labels to end their license agreements with music distribution services offering free tiers. The European Union has a similar investigation underway, so there must be some fire under all that smoke.
Psonar, a pay-as-you go music streaming service, has launched a Crowdcube investment campaign with the hopes of raising £250K as part of its current £1M fund-raising round, of which £305K has already been raised from private investors) to fund efforts to make music streaming affordable for listeners all around the world.
Sometimes it feels like these copyright collections groups are in some kind of insane competition in which the winner is whoever can make the dumbest claim about something being a public performance in order to collect royalties for themselves artists no, seriously, the artists barely get anything.