Feb 2, 2015

HARD Fest Founder: “There’s Nothing Wrong with EDM Going Mainstream”

Anna Lunoe, Destructo, and Motez
From an interview with West Coast Fix. Gary Richards is the founder of HARD festivals. He also DJs and produces under the name Destructo.

Sterling Hedges: I think a lot of people nowadays are beginning to marginalize EDM as mainstream. What are some […]

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Feb 2, 2015

Pono Fails Miserably In a Blind Listening Test Against iTunes…

…from renowned journalist David Pogue, who was wondering why Pono doesn’t sound any different
“I found 15 volunteers, ages 17 through 55. Each subject put on nice headphones — Sony MDR 7506 — and listened to three songs of different styles (“Saturday in […]

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Feb 2, 2015

Why Apple Will Never Beat Spotify…

Source: Strategy Analytics, all data worldwide.
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Source: Industry News

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Feb 2, 2015

Spotify Pulls Out of Russia. Thanks, Putin…

According to Russian news agency TASS, Spotify has pulled out of the region and is closing its Russian office.
Back in April, Spotify hired Alexander Kubaneishvili to head its operation in Russia. Kubaneishvili was hired away from Google Moscow, where he was head of advertising. Ouch […]

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Feb 2, 2015

The Pirate Bay Is Baaaaaaaaaaaaack….

Yeah, it works…

The post The Pirate Bay Is Baaaaaaaaaaaaack…. appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Jan 30, 2015

Is There Room for Spotify Among Record Collectors?

Spotify keeps on growing, but can listeners who are passionate about supporting artists justify using it? The following is an excerpt of a post written by Matt Gluskin, who runs analog audio blog Wax Times.

Spotify’s ambivalence toward what musicians deem acceptable wages plagues the service provider […]

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Jan 30, 2015

15 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Buy a Streaming Service…

Jay-Z is about to buy Aspiro AB, a company that owns the relatively unknown WiMP and TIDAL streaming services, for $56 million. Here’s why that’s the worst idea in the world:

(1) Spotify Will Easily Outspend You.

Spotify has […]

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Jan 30, 2015

Jay-Z Is Buying HiFi Streaming Services Tidal and WiMP

Hi-fi streaming service Tidal recently expanded to the Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The service was already available in the U.K., U.S., and Canada. Now, Tidal and its related streaming service WiMP, could have the resources for further expansion.
Project Panther Bidco, owned […]

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Jan 29, 2015

Guvera Hits 2M Indian Users in 2 Months, Plans to Be the “Largest Streaming Music Company”

The streaming music race in India is picking up.

Rdio acquired Dhingana, Saavn hired a former Google executive, and Guvera expanded to India in November.
After just two months Guvera says they have hit 2 million users in India. Compare this to Saavn, which has […]

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Jan 29, 2015

SoundCloud Puts Listeners Over Creators with New iPad App

SoundCloud is moving toward widespread adoption as a streaming service, catering less to small-time producers and musicians. Specifically, SoundCloud is heading towards paid streaming subscriptions, a requirement of a deal made with Warner Music Group. Certain content partners have chosen to place ads on their tracks, paid […]

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