Category Archives: Streaming Music

Are your days of streaming music for free coming to an end?

Posted by on August 24, 2017

If you want to listen to music from a band without buying their album, you probably do one of two things – look the band/song/album up on YouTube or go to Spotify to check it out without paying anything. And while that’s not going to change just yet, an article suggests that in a few […]

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2016 saw music industry’s first double-digit growth since 1998

Posted by on March 30, 2017

Every now and then a Gene Simmons comes along that seems to think that the music industry is going to be fine if everyone stops streaming music and starts buying CDs again. It’s obvious to just about everyone else that the genie is out of the bottle, and we’re living in a streaming world, however. That […]

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Tool in talks to join streaming services

Posted by on March 24, 2017

Waiting for Tool to follow up 1992006’s 10,ooo Days with their fifth album has been a popular metalhead pastime for at least five years, and while there have been plenty of teases, small hints of progress, and studio updates, it’s been hard to get the sense that we’re any closer – until now. Bloomberg reports that the […]

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Streaming rates for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube shared, and you’re not getting rich

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Although we run our Metal by Numbers column every week, it only tells a small part of the story as far as record sales. It’s no secret that many music listeners have switched over to streaming. One major advantage to streaming services is that any band can sign with a service like Tunecore and be up […]

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Metallica catalog returns to Napster; in other news, Napster still exists

Posted by on November 16, 2016

Remember 2000, when Metallica earned the ill will of many music fans by suing file sharing service Napster? That was back in the early days of MP3s, and Metallica found their song “I Disappear,” which hadn’t even been mastered yet, on the service. The following year, the service was shut down by a court order, […]

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