Tag Archives: Apple Music

Apple to officially discontinue iTunes, replace it with three separate Apps

Posted by on June 4, 2019

The news is now official: Apple is discontinuing their iTunes software. Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi made the announcement during their Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday (3rd), confirming what people had been speculating all weekend. According to the speech and subsequent press release, iTunes will be phased out this fall with the […]

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Napster and the proliferation of OMM (Open Music Model)

Posted by on March 21, 2019

The recent ruling by the Copyright Review Board has once again dragged into the light the issue of songwriter compensation. Songwriters and music streaming services have been quietly battling for a long time while the world enjoys access to millions of songs at the cost of some pesky commercials. To be clear, some people pay […]

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Apple music stands by songwriters and will not appeal CRB ruling

Posted by on March 15, 2019

In an aggressive move against songwriters, major streaming services have appealed a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase royalty rates paid to artists. The ruling will increase royalty rates for artists by 44% over 5 years. The 2018 ruling was recently announced starting a 30 day countdown for appeals. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and […]

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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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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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Metallica sings Rihanna’s “Diamonds” while the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air returns in new Carpool Karaoke trailer

Posted by on February 16, 2017

During the Grammy Awards, we watched the trailer for Apple Music’s new series made out of James Corden’s segment on The Late Show With James Corden called Carpool Karaoke. We noticed flashes of Metallica in there, along with hearing snippets of “Master of Puppets.” Apple Music posted an extended trailer promoting this series. This time […]

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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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Amazon launches new music streaming service

Posted by on October 12, 2016

If you’re like any other early tech adopters, you’re probably used to saying “hey Alexa,” as the Amazon Echo has taken off in the year and a half or so it’s been available to the general public. In fact, the wireless speaker that reacts to voice commands has sold over three million so far – and […]

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Is streaming going to save the music industry?

Posted by on August 2, 2016

If you haven’t realized it yet, streaming music has caught on in a big way. It’s much more convenient to listen to whatever you want on demand than to purchase it at a a record store and put it in your listening device of choice. It took a while for Spotify, Apple Music and the other […]

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Spotify reaches 100 million active users

Posted by on June 20, 2016

  Chances are if you’re a music fan, you’ve chosen a streaming service to listen to music. And if you’re with the majority, you’ve chosen Spotify. They announced today that they have 100 million active users. That’s an impressive number, even given that the service has been available in the United States for longer than […]

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