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Spotify Is Worth More Than The U.S Recording Industry At $8 Billion

Not only is Spotify one of the top competitors when it comes to streaming services but it is also the most valuable. The Wall Street Journal… 85 more words

News

Spotify Worth More Than The U.S. Music Industry

Spotify has come a very long way. There was a time when Pandora was the #1 music streaming service but now Spotify is in the lead. 81 more words

Music

Weekly output: the RIAA's changing mood about digital music, tech journalism, opting out of Verizon's supercookie

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to have a little less time each week to get my work done, courtesy of the Nats’ 10th season in D.C. beginning with Monday’s home opener. 205 more words

Weekly Output

Burpees Are Mine Now

As you probably are aware, burpees are quite popular among obstacle course racers. Whether we do them for training, do them for penalties, create internet memes about them, teach our pets how to perform them, compose burpee symphonies, plant… 503 more words

Funny

RIAA 2013- 2014 U.S. Music Industry Revenue Stats

The Recording Industry Association of America has released their 2014 Mid-Year Review Revenue Statistics.

Joshua P. Friedlander, Vice President of Strategic Data Analysis of the RIAA, has compiled and organized data regarding both retail and wholesale revenue traffic, and it shows that revenue took a slight hit last year. 180 more words

First Amendment

On March 28, 1973.

On March 28, 1973, “Atlantic Records” released Led Zeppelin fifth studio album “Houses of the Holy”.This is Led Zeppelin first album with entirely original composed material and contains some of the band’s best known songs including “No quarter”, “The song remains the same” and  “The rain song”. 45 more words

RIAA CEO Pushes for Recording Industry Reforms

On June 25, 2014, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee about condensing and simplifying the music licensing process.

In Sherman’s opening remarks, he outlined a whole series of changes, including “creating a one stop shop for musical work licenses, allowing rights to be bundled and administered together, create an across-the-board-market-based rate standard” and many others, such a fairly compensating recording artists before new legislation took affect in 1972. 149 more words

First Amendment