Tag: streaming

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.

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.

Apple Music features Jeff Mills mix in Spatial Audio

Outer to Inner Atmosphere: The Escape Velocity Mix relaunches the streaming giant's One Mix Series.

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.

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.

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.

ChilledCow on notice: Steve Roach launches 24/7 ambient YouTube channel

Following in the footsteps of the independent YouTube streamers putting up "beats to relax/study to," ambient artist Steve Roach has created a 24/7 ambient streaming channel.

OnlySounds? SoundCloud to launch direct payment model: reports

SoundCloud is allegedly working on a new model similar to subscription sites like OnlyFans and Patreon, according to a Billboard report.

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.

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.

Go Live: SoundCloud Announces Livestreaming Partnership with Twitch

How to monetize livestreams through SoundCloud's "fast track" partnership with Twitch.

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.

Here we go, folks: SoundCloud introduces paid promotion

"Promote on SoundCloud" sticks your music into the top of SoundCloud users' feeds for a price.

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.
DJ Streaming

What Happens When DJs Don’t “Own” Their Record Collections Anymore?

You don't own that file, you license it, and with streaming it can easily be taken away. Microsoft naturally shows us a dystopian vision of the future of licensed culture.

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.

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

Mixcloud introduces more changes - this time for the worst.

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.

MUST READ!

Premiere: Yuu Udagawa – Stay With Us [Cyphon Recordings]

The debut release from the new sibling label to Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur comes from Japanese DJ and producer Yuu Udagawa. Stay With Us is a heavy, hazy and surprisingly soulful electronic masterpiece from Cyphon Recordings, out February 3 2023.