Issue #456: Rap Leads the Music Industry’s Resurgence; Sprint Debuts ‘Unlimited Plus’ Plans with Tidal Subscription Bundle

Rap Is Leading the Music Industry’s Resurgence
Rap Is Leading the Music Industry’s Resurgencewww.rollingstone.com

Nielsen report finds continued growth in streaming – led, again, by hip-hop and R&B

Sprint Introducing New 'Unlimited Plus’ Plans With Tidal Music Streaming Subscription Bundle
Sprint Introducing New 'Unlimited Plus’ Plans With Tidal Music Streaming Subscription Bundlewww.billboard.com
Sprint is introducing two new pricing plans for its cell service, including an Unlimited Plus plan that will come bundled with a subscription to Tidal’s music streaming service.

The decline of CDs and rise of streaming music show how little we value artists
The decline of CDs and rise of streaming music show how little we value artistswww.latimes.com
Before, one paid $15 for a CD. Now, artists receive pennies when single tracks of their work are sold or streamed.

Independent music gains global freedom
Independent music gains global freedomwww.asianage.com
The likes of Rock Machine, Agnee, Brahma, 13AD, Sugarfoot, among others, deserve credit for the genesis of independent sounds in India.

Spotify is fine. But let's mourn the passing of CDs
Spotify is fine. But let's mourn the passing of CDswww.latimes.com
CDs have become music’s bastard stepchildren: unwanted, unloved and misunderstood. The stereos in new cars can’t even play them.

Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat stories
Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat storieswww.engadget.com
Last month, Snap opened up its AR camera, Bitmoji and more for use within third-party apps. Pandora was one of the first to announce its partnership, and now th…

These are the best internet radio stations for your listening pleasure
These are the best internet radio stations for your listening pleasurewww.kswo.com
Despite the increasing number of music fans who turn to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora for radio-style programming, the broadcast format is by no means dying….

How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?
How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?www.project-disco.org

Perhaps a decade ago the absence of laws prohibiting this activity may not have been as well known, however, as our lives increasingly depend on the Internet, it is important to keep in mind the impact of this decision.

Spotify 2.0
Spotify 2.0medium.com

Growing Beyond a Personal Music Streaming Platform.

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