Streaming Music

Sound Decisions

A Team of Volunteers Is Archiving SoundCloud in Case It Dies

Spurred by recent reports the German streaming music and audio company may be running out of cash, The Archive Team is racing to preserve sound files—at high cost.
Carl Franzen
7.15.17
Bad Blood

Did Taylor Swift Weaponize Streaming Music Against Katy Perry?

After years of holding out, the pop princess released her full catalog on Spotify—the same day her rival Katy Perry's new album debuted.
Carl Franzen
Louise Matsakis
6.9.17
Digital Afterlives

The MP3 Is Not Dead

Everyone keeps saying the MP3 is dead. It's not!
Jason Koebler
5.15.17
Streaming Music

Why Sprint Buying a Chunk of Tidal Scares Net Neutrality Advocates

The specter of zero-rating looms over Sprint now owning one-third of Jay-Z's streaming music service.
Chris Brantner
2.3.17
Music

Why Some Spotify Users Weren’t Impressed With This Year’s Year-End Stats

The lack of a dedicated website disappointed some users this year.
David Bixenspan
12.16.16
Music

What.cd Admin: We’re Sad to Say the Site Is Not Coming Back

Former members of the private, BitTorrent music community shouldn’t expect an encore performance.
Nicholas Deleon
11.18.16
Motherboard Blog

Soundcloud Has Just Entered the Paid Streaming Music Business

SoundCloud Go enters a crowded field against competitors like Spotify and Apple Music.
Nicholas Deleon
3.29.16
short circuit

Music Geeks Are Retrofitting Old iPods to Keep the Perfect MP3 Player Alive

Upgrading an old iPod’s battery and storage drive makes it a potent companion, even in the age of Spotify.
Nicholas Deleon
1.19.16
short circuit

Here’s What Happens Now When You Push The Radio Button On The Roku Remote

The streaming music service is no more, but its dedicated hardware button lives on.
Nicholas Deleon
12.24.15
Music

Rdio’s Final Goodbye Is an Export Feature for Its Users' Music Collections

"Download a list of your favorites and playlists in various formats so you can import them into other services.”
Matthew Braga
12.15.15
short circuit

Spotify Doesn't Make Artists Enough Money, But Maybe Your Listening Data Will

New “Fan Insights” dashboard will tell artists more about their fans.
Rachel Pick
11.17.15
short circuit

Beats Music Is Shutting Down, But Its DNA Lives On

Apple has made it easy to transfer your Beats Music library to Apple Music ahead of the shutdown at the end of November.
Nicholas Deleon
11.13.15
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