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Sep 6, 2017

SoundCloud Survives But It’s Bad News For Musicians

SoundCloud has been popular with users and successful in terms of its cultural contribution, but it has never been good with money.

Jul 12, 2017

If Jay-Z’s “4:44” Is Such A Hit, Why Isn’t It On The Billboard Charts?

If Jay-Z's "4:44" is a hit, why isn't it on the top of the Billboard charts this week?

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May 2, 2017

Telecoms At War Over Streaming But Drake is The Winner – For Now

The success of artists like Drake, The Weeknd and others could be a risk thanks to new Internet laws...

Dec 16, 2015

Who Should Make Money Off Your Streams? The Copyright Royalty Board’s About to Decide

If you're a musician or rapper who makes money off streams, you BETTER be paying attention to how the money is about to be divided up!!!

Dec 1, 2015

Major Win For Hip-Hop: Drake Kills The Streaming Game in 2015, Rihanna Second

Drake's big ass 2015 just continues to get bigger. The Toronto rap star was the most streamed artist in the world on Spotify in 2015, reaching a staggering 1.8 billion streams. Rihanna was the #1 female with over 1 billion.

Nov 12, 2015

Why YouTube Music Just Might Be Crushing Every Other Streaming Service

YouTube Music has organized their massive catalog of videos, which is one of the largest on earth, with a slick interface that will surely turn into a war for customers with Spotify, Sonos, Tidal and Apple Music.

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Nov 5, 2015

Akon Has A Plan To “Regenerate” The Music Business. Here It Is.

In a previous article, explored the new trend of “album dropping.” Artists like Beyoncé, Drake and Future, Miley Cyrus...

Jay Z’s Tidal X 10/20 Concert Numbers Crush; Bigger Than The Super Bowl

Tidal’s first-annual benefit concert certainly drew a crowd: 3.3 million people in 198 countries tuned in to the star-studded marathon at one point or another, reps for Jay Z's streaming service revealed.

“Album Dropping” in 2015…What’s It Say About The Future Of The Music Biz?

Although he may or may not have intended to, Hip-Hop star Drake made a statement in 2015 about the current state and the future of the music industry when he unexpectedly released If You're Reading This It's Too Late.

Rapper Flo Rida Shows How To Use Streaming Service To Reach Fans Instantly

You are playing your favorite cut. And boom. A text message comes through. Just like that you're interacting with your idol.

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Jun 15, 2015

Five Facts About Eminem’s Digital Sales

Eminem’s career RIAA album awards represent more than 37 million sold, across nine album releases, in the United States, while his digital single certifications surpass the 31 million threshold, counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs.

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Jun 11, 2015

All This Talk About Streaming…Here’s What You Have To Sell To Make $1260

Do you want to make a career out of your passion for music? WELL, here's what you need to sell to make a little over $1,000 bucks a month. Sounds easy, RIGHT?

Jun 8, 2015

Apple Music Goes To War With Tidal, Spotify; Snags Drake’s Next Album

Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late may still be in your now playing section, but the artist is focused on what follows. At Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote, the Toronto artist took to the stage to talk about the company's new music service.

Mar 5, 2015

The Fact Is, Internet Radio Is Kicking FM Radio’s Ass. The Place To Be Is Online

Are you promoting to traditional radio? It might be time to set your sights and put your money, on the future...

Feb 16, 2015

Not So Fast! Shareholders Question Jay Z’s $56 Million Deal To Acquire Streaming Service Aspiro

Whoaa! Could Jay Z's Deal Be In Jeopardy? Shareholders want some answers regarding Aspiro's sale!

Jan 25, 2015

How Top 40 Radio Democratized Music

Top 40 radio has had its share of criticism throughout the years. Here we take a look at some positive impacts of the format.

Nov 5, 2014

Bob Johnson Thinks BET Experience Will Help New Streaming Service, Urban Movie Channel

Don't sleep if you're in the streaming business, because BET founder Bob Johnson is getting into the game!