High rez streamer Qobuz drops price 40%. Is anyone buying?

French-based streamer Qobuz entered the US market earlier this year and has cut their highest end, high resolution audio tier.

Apple is Promising a Seamless Post-iTunes Future

Apple's Music app on desktop computers will integrate mp3s, wavs and playlists, and the iTunes store is unaffected. Here's what Apple says is in the new iTunes replacement.

Spotify May Be Preparing to Raise Subscription Rates

Record labels have long wanted it, and Spotify is said to be planning a new test of higher monthly subscription rates in Scandinavia.

Beatport Will Start Deleting Unsold Tracks

Even Beatport has its limits, and tracks that have never sold a single copy are it. Starting later this year Beatport will begin deleting them.

Samsung Joins Apple, Google in Dumping the Headphone Jack

I hope you like wireless ear buds, pal, cuz you're gonna need them.

Mixcloud Limits “Free” Listening, Will Start to Charge Listeners Money

Mixcloud introduces more changes - this time for the worst.

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

It's part of the SMART Act targeting addictive online behavior. We're okay with that anyway.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

Beatport and SoundCloud are taking the plunge, are you jumping in?

Spotify is Now Adding 40,000 NEW Tracks Per Day

It's even bigger than you think: beneath the surface of curated playlists, Spotify is a mess, adding an estimated 40,000 NEW tracks every single day.

Twitter Is Probably A Waste of Time But Everyone Already Knew That

Twitter's median user tweets twice a month and probably doesn't like your Beatport chart either.

404: The Internet Has A Memory Problem

Where's my f'ing mixtape? MySpace just "lost" 12 years of music, but whole sectors of electronic music history are vanishing from the internet.
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Behringer Clones Roland While Roland Puts a 303 in the Cloud

Instead of the long-desired hardware revision, Roland has put the TB-303 into the cloud as part of the 303 day festivities.

PledgeMusic’s Bizarre Death Spiral Is Taking Out Everyone

Campaigns suspended, staff abused and a returning co-founder must be wondering what he got himself into: welcome to PledgeMusic 2019, one of the most bizarre corporate death spirals in the industry.

Every Music Platform Wants To Be Your Distributor

Following the lead of Spotify, SoundCloud gets into the (almost) free distribution game.

Fakes & Phonies Beware: Selling Likes & Plays is Illegal

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, New York's attorney general cracked down on a social media fake merchant for fraud.

Qobuz Launches Hi-Rez Music Streaming in US

Founded in France, Qobuz launches hi-rez CD-quality streaming in the US for up to $300 per year.

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.

SoundCloud Thinks Streaming Is the Future of DJing

The internet wants to be in everything, including your DJ set. SoundCloud is preparing to repackage itself as a streaming service for pro DJs.

PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.

SoundCloud Goes Full Damage Control Mode After Contract Leak

SoundCloud's monetization program stumbles, as artists and media push back after The Verge published the original artist contract.

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