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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.

Traktor DJ 2 Demos DJ Streaming Directly from SoundCloud

Native Instruments' free, entry-level DJ software gets a facelift and showcases live streaming from SoundCloud directly into DJ sets built into the app.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

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

Streaming Is Now Nearly Half of Record Revenue

The 2019 IFPI record industry report claims revenue is growing again.

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.

Meet the New Outlaws of the Airwaves. Like Everything Else, You...

Pirate radio is thriving on YouTube where people seek the community and intimacy long gone from personalized streaming and crappy terrestrial radio.

Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.
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Tears of a Cloud

Don't cry for the demise of SoundCloud. But it's sad what SoundCloud should have been.

SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.

Soundcloud NO!

The first conclusion I have about Soundcloud Go is that you're not supposed to use it. You're not supposed to find it. And there...

Why Dance Music Streaming Failed

About 18 months ago, as hastily-assembled EDM conglomerate SFX became more and more obvious about transforming its Beatport digital download store into a streaming...

Vinyl Surges, Streaming Tops Physical Sales For First Time

Praise the DJ, because vinyl is the only thing propping up music sales right now. Sales of vinyl surge while mp3s continue their decline...

Who’s Afraid of Baboom?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport...

That Leaked Contract is a Glimpse into Soundcloud’s Future

Digitalmusicnews.com scooped everyone yesterday by publishing what appears to be an agreement between Soundcloud and independent music publishers. That contract (embedded below) shows how...

Sony Goes Nuclear on SoundCloud

Well that escalated quickly. Sony Music took the gloves off today by pulling music from Adele, Kelly Clarkson and others from SoundCloud. The recording company's...
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