We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts […]
Tag: Streaming Music
Guvera says it’ll be live in 100 countries by Christmas
Australian streaming music firm Guvera has been signalling aggressive global expansion plans, following its acquisition of Blinkbox Music in the UK. “We plan to be in up to 20 new […]
Strategy Analytics releases downbeat report on streaming
Research firm Strategy Analytics is making no bones about its views on the streaming music market, with a new report titled ‘Will Royalty Crisis Defeat the Music Streaming Industry?’ and […]
Yes, but what does Sting think about streaming music?
Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there […]
Aloe Blacc thinks songwriters need more dollars from streaming services
Musician Aloe Blacc is the latest to speak out about streaming royalties, in an op-ed piece for Wired that trains its sights squarely on Pandora. “The abhorrently low rates songwriters […]
Beats Music inks deal with Southwest Airlines
We’ve seen a bunch of hardware partnerships in the streaming music space recently, from smartphones, tablets and laptops to connected hi-fis and cars. Beats Music is going bigger though: planes. […]
We don’t think streaming music is leaving snobs adrift
In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has access to […]
Have sympathy for the ‘music snobs’ in the streaming era
There’s a lot of chatter this weekend about a New York Times piece written by Dan Brooks titled “Streaming music has left me adrift”, which outlines a very specific fear […]
A response to ‘Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift’ in the New York Times
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 a lament for the age when music snobbery actually meant something, although more nuanced and self-aware than that sounds.
“The bad news is that we have lost what was once a robust system for identifying kindred spirits. Now that we all share the same record collection, music snobs have no means to recognise one another,” wrote Brooks.
Musician Jimmy Buffett wants a raise out of Spotify
Spotify has been holding a series of events in the US this week to court musicians who may have reservations about streaming music. But CEO Daniel Ek got some direct […]
Rdio boss: ‘The biggest problem is not enough people use Rdio…’
New Rdio CEO Anthony Bay has given his first lengthy interview about his plans for the streaming music service – or, more accurately,
Jac Holzman says streaming is ‘part of the process of ephemeralisation’
Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman has also been talking about streaming music this week, although he’s less criticising it and more