That tech people and music people live inside rarified bubbles should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. If you’ve ever set foot in Silicon Valley, or Brooklyn, or Silver Lake, you know just what I’m talking about — young, over-educated people jabbering on about a hot new app or band
This morning, urRadio launched an impressive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools empowering anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations.
Rapper and business mogul Jay-Z has an old idea that he’d like to try out on the new music business. Prior to the official announcement of his acquisition of the Swedish streaming music service Aspiro, the magnate held a giant pow-wow with some of the movers and shakers of the music business during Grammy week in February.
The Fair Trade Music Initiative is on a mission to foster a sustainable music ecosystem by giving fans an uninterrupted listening experience that fairly compensates artists through Mad Genius Radio.
It has been a breakthrough month for Patreon. First Amanda Palmer launched on the patronage platform, quickly breaking records. Today, founder Jack Conte shares that Patreon has just under 250,000 fans with active paying subscriptions netting creators $2 million monthly, and has made it's first acquisition, Subbable.