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Songwriters Wage War

In what is being considered a groundbreaking move on the part of songwriters, more than 2,000 of them have decided to fight all major streaming services (including but not limited to Amazon, Google, Spotify, Pandora and Apple) for better rates. As part of an ongoing campaign that was launched before the court hearing on March …

Here’s THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS DAY PLAYLIST!

For the last month, every speaker at every mall and Starbucks has been blasting nothing but Christmas Music (or, Muzak, perhaps). Holiday-themed songs are in great abundance, with every artist on the planet busy promoting their cover version. whychristmas.com says that the practice of singing songs during winter celebrations dates back centuries. They were, however, …

Why the Music Industry Should Have Its Very Own Black Friday

If you are one of the few people who are ignorant of the fact that last Friday was Black Friday. You belong to the rare group of people who are oblivious to the Amercanising of society. Either that, or you’ve been – quite literally – living under a rock. In which case, you should know …

Five Must Know Facts About Music Streaming

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), revenue earned via streaming services rose to an impressive 45.2% in the last 12 months, representing 43% of digital’s $6.7 million. With such a phenomenal rise, it is expected that streaming will soon supersede downloads to be the #1 digital revenue source – something that …

Spinlist Challenges the Music Streaming Stage

Online streaming of music is increasingly gaining popularity. Based on 2016’s statistics from the RIAA, the proportion of US music revenue from music streaming is about half of all revenue from recorded tracks. Due to this market changes, even new online ventures in music are working toward improving the quality of their online music, to …

Spotify Say They Are Committed to Offering Free Streaming

Out of most of the major players, Spotify is the only company that looks committed to offering an ad-supported free service. Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter appeared at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference last Tuesday, and defended the streaming company’s choice to continue to offer a free service. “I don’t …

Music Streaming Services Are ‘Too expensive For Many Non-subscribers’

SubAn online survey conducted by YouGov and Zuora has suggested that almost half of the people who do not subscribe to any music streaming services think they are too expensive. The poll suggests that music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify should ‘experiment with pricing’ to attract the 90% of the British population …

Apple Has Killed the Headphone Jack

As everyone knows by now, after months of speculation, Apple did it: It killed the headphone jack. Apple recently released its new iPhone 7 last week (it hit the stores on September 16th). But Apple forgot to add one thing. A headphone jack. This wasn’t a mistake, no, In Apple’s words the company finally worked …

Why Is The UK Singles Chart So Dull?

There were no new entries on the Official UK Singles Chart Top 40 last week (Friday, Sept 2nd). None. And we mean zero new entries in the top 40! Where Are the New Entries? Dua Lipa’s Blow Your Mind (Mwah) was the highest new entry in the Top 100 at No.50! And the Top 14 …

How to Keep Everyone Happy with The Music at Your Next Party

Not everyone likes the same kind of music, so it’s very difficult to keep everyone at your party or get together happy. Your guests and friends will sometimes want to skip tracks or put on their personal favourites, and even worse they might start arguing over what music should be played. To hopefully stop any …