July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


This week, Spotify rolled out a long-awaited new feature: its Discover Weekly playlists. These gems of exploration are now nicely slotted into every user’s library on the service, and are truly an excellent...

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March 31st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


As things stand, there are three ways to make meaningful revenues from streaming music: First, be an artist popular enough to rack up tens of millions (or ideally hundreds of millions) of streams, at...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally


So musicians are taking music streaming back. Jay-Z has been joined by a consortium of big-name artists including Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Madonna, Kanye West and – rather more predictably...

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February 18th, 2015 by Music Ally


So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then a move by iTunes to inject...

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February 10th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


By now, any student of Facebook’s evolution will know the key numbers governing its news feed curation: 1,500 and 300. The first number is how many stories the average user could see every day from...

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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the necessity (or otherwise) of major label licensing deals for the...

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October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Have you read Dan Brooks’ opinion piece about streaming music in the New York Times yet? If not, you should: it’s already sparked plenty of chatter from music fans and digital music industry folk alike. It’s...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


“The album is dead! I am a young person, or a brand catering to the young people, and because the young people don’t care about albums, I can say with confidence that the album is dead!” “The...

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April 8th, 2014 by Music Ally


The Midem blog has an interesting post from Bas Kruijssen, the new media manager at Dutch dance label Black Hole Recordings.

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