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Spotify cancels the “dumbest product in the world”

Dropped after just 5 months, Car Thing was another multi-million dollar swindle Spotify chased instead of paying musicians fairly

Outshine: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Hugo LX, Worldship Music & the Return of the Teflon Dons, Cee ElAssaad and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

The price of streaming music is going up

Apple announced a 10% to 12% increase, effective immediately. Spotify is going up in 2023, CEO Daniel Ek said less than 24 hours later.

Wannabe influencers are pretending to be house music producers to get...

Paid-for interviews and profiles were also part of the scheme which involved looping bad electronic music to leverage fake Spotify engagement.

Spotify promotes fan support for artists – to better target their...

The music streaming platform is luring livestreaming artists back from Twitch and YouTube by leveraging fan donations.

#Expansion – Inside the new 5 Mag

Louie Vega's love letter to NYC nightlife, the legend and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, Beretta Music and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

Spotify releases the dumbest product of the year

Did you want better royalties? How about a remote control for your phone instead? Meet "Car Thing," Spotify's latest proof of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Vinyl sales jump 61% in a single year

Vinyl jumps, CDs explode and your digital downloads are getting kinda bummed out. More revelations from the RIAA 2021 annual sales report for the record industry.

Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games

Shocking the industry, Epic Games - publisher of Fortnite and Unreal Engine - has purchased Bandcamp, the leading independent artist platform. What now?

Spotify has made millionaires. Almost none of them are musicians.

Spotify's Serfs: A new report breaks down the Black Box of Streaming and the brutal financial realities of the music industry's streamonomics.

#Praise – Inside the new issue of 5 Mag

Live from Detroit with Norm Talley & Upstairs Asylum, Lea Lisa, Cratan and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

Spotify, which pays little, wants to pay artists even less

Spotify's last money-grab from artist royalties alarmed government investigators. Now they're grabbing even more.

Spotify defies expectations and disappoints everyone

Revenues from music subscribers continue to fund podcast spending at the world's largest streaming service.

The Root of the Issue: Inside the New 5 Mag

Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.

SiriusXM Just Invested $75 Million in SoundCloud

SiriusXM - already the owner of streaming giant Pandora - has made a strategic $75 million investment in SoundCloud. It looks like either SoundCloud is doing great or SiriusXM is getting ready to eat them.

Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.

Audius is a streaming start up with an ambitious goal: to suck less than SoundCloud.

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.

Spotify is Treating Musicians Worse than Facebook Treats Its Users

Why is a music company so eager to make musicians poor? Spotify is taking songwriters to court and claws back millions in "overpaid" royalties.

Everything Has Changed and the Industry Hasn’t Noticed (Yet)

Will Sumsuch went to the Brighton Music Conference, and what he saw was "an industry suffering from an identity crisis."

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.

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