streaming music

Google CEO rips Apple, points to future of music discovery

Apple's "handful of elitist tastemakers" get in the way of curation "from the people."
In Music by Joel Freimark / September 15, 2015

Facebook to enter streaming music game

Facebook is set to launch their own music steaming service shortly after they introduce ads before videos on the site.
In Music by Joel Freimark / July 9, 2015

TIDAL finally does what it should have at launch

Tidal has attempted to better their image, detailing a series of programs to help emerging artists gain exposure on a much larger level.
In Music by Joel Freimark / April 30, 2015

Apple quietly crippling TIDAL app and artists

From withholding app updates to "unexpected" problems with music from TIDAL-supporting artists, Apple is once again showing their strength and evil.
In Music by Joel Freimark / April 27, 2015

Jay Z successfully acquires Swedish music streaming platform

Jay Z's purchase of the high-quality audio streaming company may serve as an alternative for artists who want better per play payments.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 12, 2015

Vinyl sales highest in nearly two decades

Sales of vinyl crossed the one million mark in 2014, marking the first time it’s done so since 1998.
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 28, 2014

Tom DeLonge: ‘Streaming music is as bad as ivory poaching’

Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge said that people who stream music online are equivalent to elephant-killing ivory poachers.
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 24, 2014

How much streaming sites REALLY pay artists

From Spotify to Google Play, we break down the actual payout numbers and discuss if Taylor Swift and other bands have a right to be mad.
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 20, 2014

New statistics reveal streaming music dominating by the billions

As digital album and single sales plummeted, streaming music saw a jump of more than 20 billion compared to 2013.
In Music by Joel Freimark / July 7, 2014

British charts to count streaming songs in rankings

The charts will incorporate data from Spotify, Deezer, Napster, O2 Tracks, rara, Sony's Music Unlimited & X Box Music, but YouTube and others will be left out.
In Music by Joel Freimark / June 24, 2014

Amazon enters streaming music game

Offering ad-free access to more than a million songs, Amazon Prime Music is instantly a force to be reckoned with in the streaming music scene.
In Music by Joel Freimark / June 13, 2014

Sony and ASCAP collude against Pandora…and lose

ASCAP got together with some of the most powerful companies in the music industry to try and scare Pandora into paying more than their fair share, and the judge wasn't fooled.
In Music by Joel Freimark / April 3, 2014

Beats Music Service as useless as their headphones

Beats Music is little more than a shiny new toy that does everything you already could, but charges you ten bucks a month for that harsh truth.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 23, 2014

Neil Young’s MP3-killing music service finally gets a release date

The new service, called PONO, will officially launch "in early 2014" according to a post he made on the services’ Facebook page, and for those who love music, that date cannot come fast enough.
In Music by Joel Freimark / September 5, 2013

Thom Yorke vs Spotify: Hail To The Thief?

At face value, this seems like a great moment in music history, as some of the biggest artists in the world are standing up for smaller bands. The only problem is, Yorke and Godrich have ignored and skewed a handful of rather large facts.
In Music by Joel Freimark / July 23, 2013