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Spotify is going to war with Apple

The music-streaming service has long been frustrated about the way Apple handles subscriptions in its App Store.
David Gilbert
3.13.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How Tidal may have juiced streaming numbers for albums by Kanye and Beyoncé

An alleged whistle-blower leaked data to the Norwegian paper Dagens Naeringsliv, which appears to show that numbers were inflated by 320 million listens.
Judy Bretschneider
Valerie Kipnis
8.3.18
Op-Eds

Taylor Swift Sold a Million Copies of an Album That Didn’t Need Hits

Figures confirm that 'Reputation' was 2017's best-selling album, but tell another story about the loyalty of Swift's fans.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.10.18
Features

Inside YouTube's Hitmaking Electronic Music Channels

The founders of UKF Dubstep, Mr. SuicideSheep​, La Belle Musique and more on the history and future of their platforms.
David Turner
7.7.17
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SoundCloud Announces New Music Recommendation Feature Called The Upload

It uses machine learning to collect new music you might like in one place.
Alexander Iadarola
5.3.17
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SoundCloud Launches $5 Subscription Streaming Service

The streaming platform has introduced a mid-price ad-free service with access to 120 million songs.
Alexander Iadarola
2.28.17
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UK Vinyl Sales at 25-Year High

Over 3.2 million units were sold in 2016, which is 53 percent more than the previous year's figures.
Alexander Iadarola
1.3.17
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ANOHNI Said She Regrets Working with Apple on "Drone Bomb Me" Video

"My being bought as a politically outspoken artist is a more potent advertising tool for Apple than a 100 more explicit ads."
Alexander Iadarola
10.10.16
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Spotify Might Be Acquiring SoundCloud

According to Financial Times, the Swedish streaming giant is readying a potential "checkmate" move that will prove rather daunting for their competition.
David Garber
9.28.16
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People Are Streaming Music on Audio Platforms More Than Video Platforms for the First Time

On-demand streams in the US market are also up 58.3% from a year ago.
Alexander Iadarola
7.5.16
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Playboy Now Has A Music Streaming Service

And, of course, models will be involved.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.2.16
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Spotify Employee Salaries Grow 152% as Musicians Struggle in Age of Streaming

This week the company released its 2015 financial findings, and the average employee is making $168,747.
Alexander Iadarola
5.30.16
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