Founded in 2006, Spotify is used by 100 million people worldwide. The paid version alone has nearly 30 million users. The
When Santa brought him an 4GB iPod nano one Christmas, we would spend hours together just going through his massive library
As of 12:01 a.m. Christmas Eve, the 224 songs recorded by the Fab Four in the 1960s will be finally be available on nine major music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, Tidal, Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Slacker Radio.
But we also know that money isn't reaching artists. According to the companies that collect royalties for songwriters and
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The idea of lowering barriers (both financially and technically) to market entry, while providing a more desirable royalty split, seems unreal. That's why Wix's new product launch, Wix Music is interesting.
Today, you're much better off building a smart system that can learn from the real world -- what actual listeners are most likely to like next -- and help you predict who and where the next Adele might be.
The humble and dedicated Breece is still on a mission to create more software for music-lovers to enjoy, even after selling Songza to Google. Now as a product manager at Google Play, Breece is constantly keeping in tune with what users want to listen to and working on new ways to deliver content.
Amidst declining music sales, many record label executives, artists and outside observers have claimed that the current system of streaming music for free is broken, unsustainable, and -- according to Björk -- "insane." But is it really? When we get down to the economics of it, the short answer is, no.