Tidal, recently purchased by Jay Z for close to $60 million, is now starting its worldwide expansion. As of this morning, the HD-quality streaming service is available in 31 countries, including the US, Canada, and the UK. Future rollouts include Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, and UAE.
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Mykki Blanco is ending her career as a rapper to focus on investigative journalism. A post on the Mykki Blanco Facebook page says:
“…Many feel as if I’m “jumping ship”… “Where’s your album […]
The backlash against free began last year, when arguably the biggest recording artist on the planet, Taylor Swift, pulled all of her music from Spotify. In the past couple of weeks, Swift’s stance has gained backing from the world’s two biggest record companies […]Read more
Breakdown based on percentage of US total sales in 2014. Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Total sales across all formats were $6.97 billion, down 5% from 2013.
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Pitchfork has posted a few interesting and thought-provoking pieces in recent past on the way women are treated in electronic music. They recently highlighted the struggles Björk faces as a female producer.
Yesterday Pitchfork published an article by contributing editor Philip Sherburne titled “EDM Has […]
There were some serious safety concerns at last year’s Ultra Music Festival that resulted in a security guard being trampled and seriously injured by gatecrashers. In response, Ultra hired former Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez as Security Director. They also made the 2015 festival 18 […]Read more
Sources: iTunes app; amazon.com; a visit to Walmart; Pollstar (for average prices in 2014); trying to buy a beer at a festival; Coachella and EDC sites; Spotify app; grooveshark.com; buying a t-shirt at a concert; emerging sources on Apple/Beats pricing strategy.
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Jay Z recently purchased Aspiro, the company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. He purchased Aspiro through Project Panther Bidco, a company he owns.
Jay Z bought 95.18 percent of Aspiro’s shares. This was enough for a compulsory buyout of the entire company, per Chapter […]
I’m sitting at Cherrywood Coffeehouse about 15 minutes from where all the action is happening in downtown Austin. The conference portion of the SXSW festival wrapped up yesterday, but there are a few musical hangover brunches happening around the city. I ended up here at around […]Read more