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Jay-Z, Becoming An HBO For Streaming, And Digital Music Bling

Jay-Z just made his much hyped entrance into streaming official with his star studded but awkward signing ceremony for TIDAL. Once having navigated a few objections from minor shareholders, Jay-Z’s first major act after successfully buying the not-very-appropriately-named-for-a-hip-hop-superstar WiMP was to rebrand it to TIDAL, the name that WiMP’s high quality service had been operating under. 754 more words


Why Apple's glacial response to disruptive streaming music market matters

”Spotify and others have quickly created a streaming music market that has resulted in Apple iTunes being increasingly considered yesterday’s way of consuming music,” Gary Bourgeault writes for Seeking Alpha. 347 more words


Apple's 'iTunes Music' streaming service to cost $9.99/month, no free tier; iTunes Radio to get makeover

”Almost a year after agreeing to pay $3 billion for Beats, the maker of hip headphones and a streaming music service, Apple is working with Beats engineers and executives to introduce its own subscription streaming service,” Ben Sisario and Brian X. 388 more words


Rough Trade Album Of The Month February 2015 - The Districts "A Flourish And A Spoil"

Here’s the pick that I mentioned in my earlier post. It’s “A Flourish and A Spoil” by The Districts. It was Rough Trade’s album of the month in February of this year. 458 more words


With iTunes Music, Apple wants to help music labels roll back the tide of free digital music

”Right now it’s easy to stream any song you want, whenever you want, legally, without paying a penny,” Peter Kafka reports for Re/code. “The big music labels want that to change. 142 more words


How Rhapsody Became A Top Tier Player Again

Rhapsody today announced reaching 2.5 million total subscribers across their unlimited and UnRadio offerings. While not in the same scale as Spotify’s 15 million, it nonetheless places Rhapsody as the fourth largest subscriber base globally and approximately 10% of the global total. 368 more words


What $500 Million And Jay-Z Say About the State Of Streaming In 2015

2014 was a big year for streaming, 2015 will be bigger. Apple entering the fray is the catalyst. Apple enters a market when it is ready for primetime. 444 more words