Since Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace eliminated their albums from Spotify, a heated debate continues to be raging over the value of streaming music providers for artists and the music industry.

The argument might have gone popular in recent weeks, but it’s not a new discussion. Actually, the question of how streaming pays off for musicians continues to be causing ructions within the music business for a couple of years now.

It’s an emotional debate, and an essential one at a crucial time for artists and the industry, as they search for the best way forward after greater than a decade of declining sales for noted music, post-Napster.

However it’s additionally a debate focused by gut feelings and data of varying quality, and a tendency to slip into polarised opinions like “Spotify is simply the latest embodiment of THE MAN!” or “Thom Yorke’s a rich HYPOCRITE!” Continue reading “Spotify vs Musicians” »

The Musicians’ Union, which has over 30,000 members through the industry, stated it was pressing for a collective pay agreement modelled about the royalties paid by BBC and commercial radio stations. Spotify pays artists less than 0.4p per stream, which implies that a music that had a million playsmight earn its performer just £4,000 (€4,600).

In comparison, a three-minute song played out on BBC Radio 2 creates £59.73 for the songwriters and an additional similar sum to be split between your label and the performing artists. The 50/50 split is being recommended by the union, even though the remuneration itself could be much more modest. Continue reading “Musicians need fair deal from Spotify” »

The song was launched on Spotify last Friday, with Pink Floyd’s official Twitter account guaranteeing that the rest of the catalogue might be unlocked once it passed 1m streams.

Pink Floyd is the newest major artist to be a part of Spotify, as it attempts to convince more music fans to pay up to £9.99 a month for its streaming program, instead of buy songs and albums as particular person downloads from digital stores like Apple’s iTunes.

“It’s a wonderful day for fans of prog rock, however it’s also a wonderful day for younger fans who have yet to be truly turned on to the magic of Pink Floyd,” said Ken Parks, Spotify’s main content officer. “That’s lots of what this is about: bringing a new generation of fans to one of the largest and most iconic bands across the world.” Continue reading “Pink Floyd back catalogue available on Spotify” »

Smartphones are utilized proportionally more for purchases in Britain than any place else around the world, and the growth in mobile phone advertising spending will certainly help drive digital advertising, based on a report released today by eMarketer.

Companies will devote in advertisements for mobile phone screen formats as consumers take more time on their phones, with mobile likely to overtake fixed internet by 2014, based on consultancy IDATE.

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Spotify will launch the Pink Floyd catalogue when 1 million people have performed “Wish You Were Here”.

The company made the guarantee on its Twitter stream, stating that when it strikes that magic number it will roll out the legendary space rock band’s entire output on its support.

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Spotify and YouTube have partnered to make your roadie dreams come true, sort of. The streaming music service today introduced a one-day “takeover” ad on YouTube’s homepage, aimed at bringing more customers to Spotify.

This ad is simply one piece of Spotify’s larger ad campaign, which introduced in late March with a TELEVISION commercial. A company spokesperson touted other digital advertisements too, all meant to snag more listeners. Continue reading “Spotify’s expensive Advertisement Partner” »

Paying attention to music has always been popular with individuals, so it’s just natural for music to become increasingly widespread in our lives as our technology for it grows. With the variety of smart phones and computers being utilized each day now, songs has actually become more accessible than ever before and very much a routine part of our lives. There are numerous different methods that people can enjoy their tunes with phones and computer systems, and 2 of the most popular music apps, Spotify and Pandora, deliver their product utilizing pretty different approaches.

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New Radio buttons discovered in iOS 6.1 pointer that a new ‘iRadio’ service aiming to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora could be on its way to iPads, iPhones and iPod touches quickly.

Reports that it discovered a new set of files in the iPad Music app after jailbreaking the device today. These files are called ‘radio button’, with an icon that resembles the radio icon that could be discovered in iTunes for the Mac in the past, with the same antenna tower.

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After months of accumulation, on Wednesday Google announced a new, subscription-based streaming music service called Google Play Songs All Gain access to. The name might be clunky, but the providings appear abundant.


Google secured take care of 3 of the four significant record labels– Universal Music, Sony, and Detector Music Group of people. Fortune reported in March on the Detector deal, and the plans from YouTube to launch a similar streaming service. Google Play Music All Access is, as its name suggests, built atop Google Play for Android, which previously existed as a digital locker for songs. All Access merges individuals’ present Play collections with access to millions of additional songs, for $9.99 a month. Continue reading “Google aims at Spotify and Pandora” »

The huge information at Google’s developer conference I/O might be the music streaming service we’ve all been becoming aware of for the in 2012. Google supposedly finished up the needed music collaborations to obtain it off the ground, according to The Edg

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