Spotify’s music event picks up where Apple left off

CHELMSFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY): Dizzee Rascal performs live on stage during V Festival 2017 at Hylands Park on August 20, 2017 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)

Apple may believe that hosting music festivals is old hat, but don’t tell that to Spotify. It just announced Who We Be, an event based around the popular hip-hop and grime playlist (it has 143,000 subscribers) of the same name. The November 30th gathering takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace, and will have some of…


Apple Might Have Signed a Cheaper Music Deal With Warner

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Apple has reportedly signed a deal with a major record label that could ultimately save the company some cash. Apple and Warner Music Group have signed a new deal that will allow the technology giant to continue streaming and selling the label’s catalog through its Apple Music service, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim…


Should Spotify Try to Become the ‘Netflix Of Music’? Not So Fast

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  Spotify and Netflix have plenty in common: they exist within media industries which are still grappling with the transition from sales to streaming. They are poaching executives from these very industries that they are disrupting — from music manager Troy Carter and radio veteran John Marks joining the former, to dozens of executives from…


Lil Wayne’s “I Feel Like Dying” Changed Rap’s Relationship with Drugs Forever

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In that moment, the dealer became the user, and rap became that much more accessible. “I Feel Like Dying” – The Drought Is Over 2 (The Carter 3 Sessions), 2007 For the past several years, rap has exulted in a culture of prescription drug abuse, with hazy anthems to pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Percocet, and codeine…


Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030 According to New Goldman Sachs Report

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An analyst forecasted that streaming will account for $34 billion of the total revenues. The global recorded music industry will grow into a nearly $41 billion behemoth by 2030, thanks largely to the growth of streaming, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Lisa Yang and her team. The Goldman Sachs analyst further predicts that streaming will…


Taylor Swift’s new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s vengeful new music video “Look What You Made Me Do,” is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release. YouTube said on Tuesday it was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36-million mark set by…


Music Expo SF 2017: save with Early Bird pricing

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Music Expo San Francisco (in association with Sound on Sound) is just around the corner! Join some of the top names in audio engineering for a full day of networking, masterclasses and product demos. This year’s Expo will be on November 11th, 2017 at SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA. It’s been a busy year…


5 Real Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problems With the Music Industry

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On August 17, YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen posted an article on the company’s blog in which he wrote about “the current state of YouTube’s relationship with the [music] industry.” The platform has received no shortage of criticism for paying what many feel are insufficient royalties to creators, labels and publishers, and several…


More proof emerges that Tesla may make a music service

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Some digging in a recent Tesla software update turned up a big clue for the potential streaming service, possibly called “TTunes.” Tesla owners might be closer to getting their very own streaming music service. Thanks to some software sleuthing reported by clean energy news site Electrek, a new client was discovered as part of recent…


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