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Album Sales Are at an All-Time Low, Again

In what come as a surprise to probably no one, album sales have hit a new all-time low. The 3.97 million albums that sold across…
Colin Stutz / August 28, 2014

Indie Giants Unite for ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’

More than 750 independent labels around the world have joined forces for the new "Fair Digital Deals Declaration" initiative, which demands fair and transparent accounting…
Elissa Stolman / July 16, 2014

Spotify Reaches 10 Million Paid Users, But Will It Make Money?

Music streaming has crossed a new benchmark. Spotify announced today it now has 10 million paying subscribers globally. Including free listeners, it now has 40…
Marc Hogan / May 21, 2014

AT&T Wants to Track Your Downloads and Bandwidth Use

A new patent from AT&T could potentially penalize Internet users who stream and download music online. As the Huffington Post reports, Patent US 20140010082 A1,…
Kyle McGovern / February 4, 2014

Has Turkey Banned SoundCloud?

A corruption scandal in Turkey may have caught a popular audio platform in its widening web. SoundCloud users in Turkey have reported not being able…
Marc Hogan / January 27, 2014

Download Sales Keep Plummeting, So Streaming Better Pick Up the Slack

Gentle friends, start your streaming. No, really, stream up a storm. Knock yourselves out. The music business could depend on it. Downloads, the numbers suggest,…
Marc Hogan / January 24, 2014

Four Tet Joins Bandcamp, Posts Four Early, Out-of-Print Titles

In December, Four Tet's Kieran Hebden gave away a trove of his old songs via Sendspace, quipping, "Is sendspace indie label of the year 2013?"
Philip Sherburne / January 17, 2014

Court’s Net Neutrality Smackdown Could Hurt Music Fans

A federal appeals court decision this week could have serious consequences for people who listen to music online. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Marc Hogan / January 15, 2014

Spotify Adds Led Zeppelin and Free Mobile Streaming

Led Zeppelin have reunited — at least, long enough to sign a deal with Spotify. The legendary rock heavies will finally make their song catalog…
Marc Hogan / December 11, 2013

Spotify Plans Free Mobile Music Streaming

Spotify's free music streaming service is currently available only on a computer, but a free mobile version is in the works. The Sweden-based music streaming…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

Trent Reznor’s Beats Music Launches in January

A long-hinted rival to Spotify and other music streaming providers will launch next month. Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers announced the service's January 2014 U.S.
Marc Hogan / December 4, 2013

Pandora’s Royalty Reduction Plan Fails, Artist Advocates Rejoice

There's no end in sight to the online music streaming debate, but musician groups can claim victory in one of the more contentious arguments —…
Marc Hogan / November 26, 2013

David Byrne Now Burning Down the Online-Streaming House

The music business hears its future in online music streaming. David Byrne hears a giant sucking sound. In a new op-ed for The Guardian, the…
Marc Hogan / October 11, 2013