At 80 The King Lives On: Elvis’s Biggest Influences

By  Eliot Van Buskirk on Spotify Insights Blog You might not see Elvis Presley atop the charts these days, but “The King” played an undeniably crucial role in the history of music — and. Continue reading

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Deezer Names New CEO, Adds Lyrics To Streaming Music Via LyricFind

UPDATE:  Along with adding lyrics today, Deezer announced the appointment of a new Global CEO, Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht. He joins from Millicom where he was President and CEO of the telecom and. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Uses American Music Awards Acceptance Speech To Defend The Album

It was not your typical acceptance speech from music's latest carefully scripted darling at last night's American Music Awards. Taylor Swift chose to use part of her precious podium time. Continue reading

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It’s Amazing That The Old Record Industry Existed In The First Place

By Philip Kaplan on Medium.com The world was abuzz this week with reports that Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify. She called the service “a grand experiment” and said she wanted. Continue reading

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Music Events vs. Fan Experiences | The Extra 10%

Serving the Super Fan was a common theme among last week’s SF Music Tech Summit panelists, entrepreneurs, and attendee’s alike. With the topography of the music industry shifting seismically, maintaining. Continue reading

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iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pitman: “Taylor Swift is One of the Smartest People I’ve Ever Met” [Interview]

iHeartMedia Chairman & CEO Bob Pittman spoke with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker at Bloomberg's The Year Ahead summit in Washington, DC:  "Taylor Swift is probably one of the. Continue reading

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Demi Lovato Gives Hit Album “Demi” Away FREE On Google Play All This Week

In celebration of the U.S. leg of her world tour, Demi Lovato is offering a free download of her hit album "Demi" for a week including an exclusive bonus track. The. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Sells 75% Less In Debut Week Than “Born This Way”

Lady Gaga's ARTPOP debuted at #1 on Billboard this week. But topping the chart took just 258,000 in sales, which represents a 75% drop from the 1 million copies Gaga's. Continue reading

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Will The EDM Explosion Continue? w/ Kerri Mason Of Billboard – Upward Spiral Podcast #31

In episode 31 of the Upward Spiral, Billboard writer Kerri Mason talks about the rise of EDM to prominence over the last few years and how it has changed the. Continue reading

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