Why Spotify Should Become A Social Network — www.fastcompany.com
We know: The last thing the world needs is another social app competing for our brain space. But hear us out. There’s a good reason for this one.
Pandora's radio service revolutionized music but its chances of surviving look shaky in an Apple and Spotify world — qz.com
You know the myth. Pandora, a fallible human created by the gods, opens a box without knowing the full consequences, and her actions change the course of civilization.
Bob Seger's classic hits flourish in his first week of streaming — www.freep.com
“Night Moves” and “Against the Wind” topped the spins as the Detroit star made his long-awaited streaming debut
Spotify Dreams of the Big Time Might Yet Be Shattered — www.bloomberg.com
Daniel Ek has a beautiful product, but he needs to make the numbers sing.
Paul Wilson looks at the implications of new technological advancements…
A music royalties fund advised by guitarist Nile Rodgers is tuning up for a float next month as it hopes to cash in on the music-streaming revolution. Hipgnosis Songs Fund is raising £200 million to snap up rights to songs by artists and make money from royalties.
TuneCore Artists Close in on Milestone of One Billion Dollars in Revenue — platformandstream.com
TuneCore today announced that its artists are approaching the groundbreaking milestone of earning $1 billion in revenue solely from downloads and streams.
Brendan O’Driscoll co-founded social music discovery app Soundwave with fellow-Irishmen — cousin Aidan Sliney, and Craig Watson. As CEO, Brendan was instrumental in taking the app from idea to implementation,and with backing from some of Silicon Valley’s elite including Mark Cuban and Steve Wozniak, Brendan and his Dublin-based team went on to sell the business to Spotify last year.