In a recent dig at Apple Music, Google's Eric Schmidt spoke out against human curated playlists, instead praising the idea of an artificially intelligent "tastemaker" service, designed to find the "next next big thing." But can A.I. truly hope to compete with the personalized touch of human curation?
SoundCloud is an excellent resource for sharing and promoting your work, particularly when it comes to promoters and labels who don't want to bother with having to download music. If you're only using the service to share music links, however, you may be failing to take advantage of SoundCloud's social side.
Apple Music launched 90 days ago today, and that means that the first group of free trial subscriptions are expiring. If you want to make sure you don't ever pay for Apple Music, we've got instructions here, or maybe Apple Music meets you music needs. Whatever your decision, we want to here what it is. VOTE NOW:
After a conflict with major labels where they attempted to put an end to freemium, ad supported streaming had become something many music executives simply tried to ignore. A new look at the statistics, however, has shown it may be a bigger piece of revenue than was guessed, particularly once Pandora is added to the mix.
Taking advantage of a copyright void which was created for all pre-1972 music after the law was updated in 1976, the RIAA has been trying to claim that the state laws which existed before before this update intended to include a public performance rights, meaning that services like Pandora, Sirius XM, and possibly even terrestrial radio are in violation of this theoretical law.
In just days, millions of free Apple Music trials will start to expire [see our countdown clock]. While it's doubtful that Apple will share stats, how many are willing to pay for the service will answer whether consumers are as excited by Apple Music as the media is.
Pandora's stock soared yesterday on news that it will likely pay lower royalties starting in 2016. After its stock trades were paused twice Monday on high volume, Pandora closed at $20.77 up 5.6%, and appeared to be slipping back a bit further on Tuesday.