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Spotify's Unusual IPO Offers New Path for Tech Unicorns

Soon-to-be public Spotify is defining itself by what it won’t do.

It won’t engage in silly, self-congratulatory bell ringing on the day of its initial public offering. 240 more words


Music Streaming iHeart Flatline Shows Disruption is Out of Beat

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article “The Broken Model of Music Streaming” that predicted the demise of iHeart Radio. Today the company filed for bankruptcy and it’s just the first of many DotCom 2 bubble bursts to come. 1,145 more words


When Music Entered the Digital Age

Certain pieces of technology have a funny way of resurfacing years after being deemed antiquated. Take vinyl records, for example. Once a convenient way to buy and own music for one’s own personal enjoyment now an outdated method that is much more complex than today’s traditional processes. 433 more words


Spotify just hired 160 million people to work for free

Spotify’s music data—its collection of back-end organizing details such as rights, track names, aliases, tags, and external links—is an unabashed mess. Just look at the… 493 more words

Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages

Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into the world of music with the news that it has now added… 880 more words