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  • Streaming music doubled in 2015

    Streaming music doubled in 2015

    The music industry has shifted dramatically over the last decade and even over the last 15 years with piracy and the digital age. It's been a bit of a rough road for the business to catch up and evolve with how we consume music. Streaming has no doubt become an integrated part of technology and a...
  • Spotify and Genius

    Spotify and Genius give you a look behind the lyrics with new playlist feature

    Spotify teamed up with Genius to provide fans with a deeper insight to their favorite hip-hop songs. The streaming services and the lyric site have created a new playlist feature called Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop), which will launch today. The playlist will consist of lyrics , fun facts, song...
  • Spotify faces additional lawsuits after a $150 million class action hit

    Spotify faces additional lawsuits after a $150 million class action hit

    Earlier in the week (Dec. 28), streaming giant Spotify was hit with a class action lawsuit for $150 million for unpaid royalties. The company has already been in disputes with the industry but on the heels of the the suit, Spotify is facing more legal trouble as another suit is being filed. Law firm...
  • David Lowery

    David Lowery filed $150 million lawsuit against Spotify for 'unpaid royalties'

    Vocal artist rights advocate David Lowery just filed a massive lawsuit against the largest streaming service. The ‘Camper Van Beethoven’ and ‘Cracker’ frontman has pursued the $150 million lawsuit against Spotify, claiming that the service has intentionally distributed copyrighted material without...
  • The Beatles

    Rumors strongly indicate The Beatles music will soon be available to stream

    Streaming music has been a big thing this year, and the improvements and additions have not ceased. AC/DC recently caved in to the world of streaming, letting services like Spotify and Apple Music in on their music catalog. Now, Billboard reports that one of the biggest holdouts, will soon be...
  • AXS Open Mic: In the battle between streaming and vinyl, who wins?

    AXS Open Mic: In the battle between streaming and vinyl, who wins?

    There is a battle outside that no music listener is safe from, the battle between vinyl acolytes and the church of music streaming. On the face of it, you would think that music streaming is surely the way of the future? That the vinyl people are out of touch geriatrics, has-beens that are fighting...
  • Kygo

    Kygo confirms dates for 2016 Cloud Nine world tour

    Just after the release of his hot new single ‘Stay’ and breaking records by becoming the first EDM DJ to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Kygo makes another bold move. The Norwegian producer has announced Cloud Nine, which is a massive worldwide tour that will kick off next year. Closing...
  • Drake the most-streamed artist of 2015, says Spotify

    Drake the most-streamed artist of 2015, says Spotify

    If you want to witness something slightly depressing, wander over to your Spotify player and type in “Adele.” Scroll down to her albums. There you will see 19 and 21 available for your listening pleasures. But you’ll also see 25, Adele’s third record-breaking album, the album that she decided not to...
  •  Rapper Drake attends the Women's Singles Semifinals match between Roberta Vinci of Italy and Serena Williams of the United States on D

    Drake and Ed Sheeran fight for top spot on Spotify

    Drake was the most streamed artist on Spotify this year with 1.8 billion streams. Spotify released their end-of-the-year list on Tuesday and confirmed that Drake is the biggest artist of 2015. The Toronto rapper released two albums this year without releasing Views From The 6, the album fans have...
  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke blasts free music outlets

    Radiohead's Thom Yorke blasts free music outlets

    Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has been very active in his activism lately. Early this week he was one of the big name signers of a petition and open letter to the UN outlining a better framework for addressing climate change. Now, Yorke has turned his sights back on the music industry, specifically free...
  • Apple Music now comes to Android OS

    Apple Music now comes to Android OS

    Earlier this year after being called out by a global superstar on how royalties would be paid, Apple released its streaming service Apple Music. While many of Apple's designs are inclusive to its brand, only a few Apple branded features are available widespread. Now, Apple Music has been released...
  • Jason Aldean makes his return to Spotify

    Jason Aldean makes his return to Spotify

    Jason Aldean has once again made his music available on Spotify. Taste of Country shared the news that Aldean announced on his social media sites that fans will once again be able to access his songs on Spotify after he pulled his album Old Boots, New Dirt from the streaming service in November 201...
  • Wow friends and gain self-validation with Spotify’s new ‘Found Them First' tool

    Wow friends and gain self-validation with Spotify’s new ‘Found Them First' tool

    Do you harbor an inordinate amount of pride and place too much stock in your opinions as they pertain to music? Do you regale loved ones, friends, strangers and dogs with those very same opinions on music without a hint of self-awareness and not a bud of tongue in your cheek? Do you and only you...
  • Ed Sheeran named Spotify's most influential artist under the age of 25

    Ed Sheeran named Spotify's most influential artist under the age of 25

    Ed Sheeran has topped Spotify's list of the most influential artists under the age of 25. The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Sheeran is easily one of the most successful artists out there right now after completing a sold out tour and his second album has dominated the charts. The...
  • Prince removes his music from all streaming platforms, except Tidal

    Prince removes his music from all streaming platforms, except Tidal

    The Apple Music launch seemingly went off without any major issues and with heavy support from artists. However, Prince has removed his music from all platforms except for Tidal. There is no official word on why Prince removed his music from Spotify, Rdio or Apple Music. Just one day after Apple...
  • Hillary Clinton made a Spotify playlist to celebrate the USWNT’s World Cup win

    Hillary Clinton made a Spotify playlist to celebrate the USWNT’s World Cup win

    For 15 minutes or so, the Women’s World Cup Final was thrilling. Propelled by Carli Lloyd, the women of the U.S. performed an on-air defenestration of World Cup holders Japan to secure the USWNT’s third World Cup victory. Lloyd was seemingly everywhere, getting on the end of low-drilled crosses...
  • AC/DC releases entire catalog to Spotify and streaming services

    AC/DC releases entire catalog to Spotify and streaming services

    For those about to rock, AC/DC has finally joined today's newest model of acquiring music legally. The famed rock band yesterday released their entire catalog of music for users to stream on Spotify and other streaming services such as Apple Music launched on June 30. This follows the digital move...
  • AC/DC has released all of their albums on streaming services

    AC/DC has released all of their albums on streaming services

    AC/DC has finally allowed streaming services to play their music. The Australian hard rock band has always been available with iTunes since 2012, but iTunes sells songs directly and works differently than streaming services. Now, the classic rock band can be heard on all services that require a fee...
  • Taylor Swift's music won't be available on Apple Music upon June 30 launch

    Taylor Swift's music won't be available on Apple Music upon June 30 launch

    Taylor Swift wasn't kidding when she became outspoken about the new streaming model of music and pulled all of her music from Spotify before the release of 1989 last fall. With more competition for streaming services popping up, she's refusing yet another service about to launch. Apple will release...
  • Justin Vernon of Bon Iver criticizes Apple and approves of Spotify

    Justin Vernon of Bon Iver criticizes Apple and approves of Spotify

    Justin Vernon, singer and songwriter of indie folk rock band Bon Iver, has come out publicly criticizing Apple. Vernon has stated that they have lost their way and that he's been slow to warm up with Spotify. Apple Music, a new streaming service, will launch at the end of the month and Vernon isn’t...
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