Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again — www.economist.com
IN JUST a few short years Spotify has evolved from bête noir of some of the world’s most prominent recording artists to perhaps their greatest benefactor. The Swedish company transformed the way people listen to music, and got them used to paying for it again after digital piracy had crippled sales.
Pandora's Premium music streaming service arrives on the web — venturebeat.com
Online music provider Pandora has revealed that its on-demand music streaming service is now available on the web.
Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It' — www.billboard.com
Neil Young has some thoughts as to why his Pono player and download service crashed and burned, pointing to one villain in particular: “The record labels killed it.”
Music Festival Culture Is Now Playlist Culture — www.hypebot.com
Cherie Hu explores how music festivals have adapted to the rise of playlist culture, through partnerships with streaming services and even the way in which festivals market themselves to fans.
Warner Music Sues Future Today Alleging Music Piracy — variety.com
Warner Music alleges that Future Today has created Roku channels that enable widespread infringement of copyrighted songs
The opportunity for streaming is to build ad revenue around the younger audiences that are simply not engaging with traditional radio in the way that previous generations of young music fans once did.
ReverbNation Launches Lower Cost 'Select Distribution' — www.hypebot.com
ReverbNation has retooled its d.i.y. digital music distribution service as Select Distribution to more aggressively compete with Tunecore, CD Baby and DistroKid.
Black’s big plans for 2018 – More than just a streaming service — mybroadband.co.za
Black chief executive Surie Ramasary outlines the service’s plans for 2018.
8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player — www.macworld.com
HomePod sounds great, but it isn’t the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.
The new UI looks great. The results screen is dominated by a background image of the artist.
Andy Schaub looks at Digital signal processing…