Although Spotify certainly has many fine features, many artists have found it to be lacking when it comes to the tools it makes available to artists to market themselves on the platform. This seems to be looking up however, particularly in the wake of a couple recent updates, although the service seems to be continuing to drive users towards its own playlists, rather than user generated content.
Beyonce and Adele dominated the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards with both receiving coveted album, record and song of the year noms. The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in LA on Feb. 12th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Here is the full list of nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards:
For music, video and intellectual property pirates to thrive, they need a safe haven. Fortunately for musicians, labels and other content creators, no nation wants to take on that role and risk being an outcast from the global economy. That could change if a tiny Caribbean nation follows through on it threat to the WTO.
The price of streaming music subscriptions is a contentious ongoing debate within the industry. Is $10 per month too much or too little. Would twice as many people pay if a subscription were half the price? It's a complex question that the industry has answered badly with pricing that means that a UK subscriber effectively pays twice as much as in the U.S.