So why isn't Pandora doing more stuff like this, instead of begging Congress for breaks?
The question is whether streaming services are adding enough paying customers quickly enough, at a financial rate that makes sense.
Why are some of the biggest artists in the world stumbling over the most basic metadata issues?
This is why 'windowing' could become a very serious problem for streaming services in the future.
Rod Stewart fans may have been a bit confused by the title of his new album when they went to stream it on Rdio last week.
Grooveshark attorneys say this is simply a matter of 'narrowing and simplifying' the case by removing certain executive defendants.
This horse-dancing doppelganger fooled nearly everyone at the swanky Cannes Film Festival, for more than two straight days.
No, we aren't in this together, even when the lights are flickering and the last days are looming.
Last week, Digital Music News published a petition letter being sent by Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to various artists.
And the full lineup has now been unveiled for SF MusicTech Summit, happening May 28th in Japantown, San Francisco.
Timing is everything, but should you time your posts on places like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIN?
So let's review: Spotify says there's absolutely no evidence that streaming replaces download sales. Yet two of the biggest artists on the planet — Daft Punk and now Vampire Weekend — are both withholding their latest releases from Spotify. And, both are getting marquee, exclusive placement from iTunes, right now.
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Which also means, every time someone like Spotify enters a new market, BitTorrent traffic also declines.
Maybe we just need to have heroes; things to worship without the complicated realities attached.
...from the desk of Paul Resnikoff, publisher, Digital Music News.
This industry has been obsessed with signing every catalog, winning every artist, and amassing millions of songs for the perfectly complete service.
That's according to the bigger-than-life vision of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who deftly parlayed questions about measley artist compensation into much larger possibilities during a recent SXSW chit-chat.