Spotify Is Live In Russia + 12 New Markets

Spotify has launched its music streaming service in Russiam Tuesday as rumored along with 12 other markets Russia is the fastest-growing international market for music globally with streaming the choice. Continue reading

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Triller Passes 26.5M US Users, Adds Partners Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Marshmello, More

Triller, the rapidly growing music social video platform and TikTok rival has announced a mega-roster of new investors and partners. Triller’s new backers include Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Marshmello, Lil. Continue reading

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2019’s Biggest Streaming Earners (So Far)

While streaming has remade the economic landscape of music and made earning a living harder for many musicians, some of the industry's biggest stars are still managing to bring in. Continue reading

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Building Passionate Clusters Of Fans: Niche Is Music’s New Mainstream says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

In an increasingly fragmented music landscape where algorithms and streaming emphasize songs over albums and artists, success – even on a global scale – is found in the niches, says. Continue reading

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Spotify ‘Storyline’ Let’s Artists Tell Stories Behind Their Songs Instagram Style

Spotify is widely testing its own version of Instagram Stories for musicians and songwriters. "Storyline" provides curated commentary about each song running slideshow-style as the song plays 

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Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan]

In an ere where almost everything is billed as "social," streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music's power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators from inside the music industry weighed in on radio's best defense against the future, why Spotify should create a 'followed artists' feed, why streaming services hold the key to. Continue reading

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Why Wait For Google’s YouTube Music Service? Stream It Free Now!

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Google and YouTube are working on at least one subscription music service to complement YouTube (free music videos) and Google Music (free music locker. Continue reading

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Is It Time To Delete All Your Music & Mirror It To A Subscription Service Like Spotify?

Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. A fascinating experiment began this month on NPR’s All Songs Considered blog. Bob Boilen, creator and host of the influential radio show. Continue reading

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Streaming Music Will Change Culture For The Better. Here’s How:

Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Forget, for the moment, about how much Spotify pays out to artists. Focus instead on the nature of those payouts.

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