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YouTube Plans to Annoy You Into Paying for Its Music Streaming Subscription

For the last few years, YouTube has been trying to convince people to pay for upgraded access to the historically free site, mostly without much…
Andy Cush / March 22, 2018

U.S. Copyright Authorities to Make Subscription Music Services Increase Payout Rate to Publishers and Musicians

American copyright authorities have ruled to increase royalty payments on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora over the next five years. On Saturday,…
Rob Arcand / January 28, 2018

Senators Seek to Streamline Music Licensing, Boost Royalty Payments with the Music Modernization Act

Earlier this week, a group of senators introduced legislation to streamline the music licensing process and increase royalty payments to rights holders. Rhode…
Rob Arcand / January 27, 2018

Report: Jimmy Iovine Is Leaving Apple [UPDATE]

Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine is expected to leave the company in August, Billboard reports. Iovine has led Apple's music division since 2014, overseeing the launch of Apple…
Anna Gaca / January 4, 2018

Report: Facebook to Offer “Hundreds of Millions of Dollars” to Music Labels and Publishers in New Licensing Agreement

Facebook looks to be entering the music business. The site is offering major record labels and music publishers "hundreds of millions of dollars" so its…
Rob Arcand / September 9, 2017

SoundCloud Secures New Funding to Avoid Shutdown

Streaming service SoundCloud secured a new round of funding today that will stave off the once-imminent shutdown of the struggling company.  A $169.5 million infusion…
Dale Eisinger / August 11, 2017

Why Soundcloud Rap Couldn’t Save Soundcloud

There are two differing stories about Soundcloud currently percolating in the media. They are: The rise of "Soundcloud rap," which, as reported on most…
Jordan Sargent / July 14, 2017

Report: Spotify Accused of Manufacturing Fake Artists

According to a lengthy piece pinned to Vulture, Spotify has been reportedly paying producers to create songs under fake names. Filling its playlists with fake artists, Spotify…
Rob Arcand / July 6, 2017

SoundCloud Lays Off 40% of Staff

In what it claims is an effort to stay independent amidst rumors of changing ownership, SoundCloud is laying off 40% of its staff. According to a…
Rob Arcand / July 6, 2017

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Steps Down

Tim Westergren is out at Pandora. A day after news of his imminent departure began to surface, the streaming music company's co-founder has officially decided to step down…
Marc Schneider, Billboard / June 27, 2017

Spotify Will Now Allow Indie Labels To Put Albums Behind a Paywall

Today, Spotify announced a new multi-year licensing deal with Merlin, the "global music rights agency" at the helm of independent music. Following a recent partnership…
Rob Arcand / April 20, 2017

Report: Spotify Not Buying SoundCloud After All

Spotify won't be acquiring rival music streaming platform SoundCloud after all, TechCrunch reports. Rumors that a deal was in the works were reported by the Financial Times back…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Netflix Unveils Offline Streaming, Damns You to a Lifetime of Stranger Things Binging

Netflix has finally gone the way of music streaming services and Amazon Video, and is now offering users offline access to certain titles on Apple…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 30, 2016

Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner Is Coming Back to TV

Weiner’s back on TV, folks—and I don’t mean the sex-addicted congressman. Deadline reports that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner just got a $70 million advance…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 26, 2016

Garth Brooks Is the Reason to Get Amazon’s New Streaming Service

Every streaming service needs catnip to lure subscribers, and locking down the exclusive rights to superstars' catalogues is a  textbook power play in the streaming…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 19, 2016
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