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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.
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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.

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Dance Loud: This Moment & The Next

Chicago electronic music duo Dance Loud survived adversity to release their best work. After "The Moment," they're just getting started.

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