Spotify agrees to delay thousands of indie releases for free subscribers

The music service will fer indies a “two-week” windowing option. Users Spotify’s free service may have to wait an extra two weeks before streaming independent albums on the platform. The streaming giant has signed a new licensing agreement with digital rights agency Merlin, which represents thousands the world’s leading indie labels – including XL, Domino and Warp – that will fer […]

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Why I Wrote a Song Called 'Fuck You Spotify'

Looks like Spotify pissed f the wrong artist. The following comes from Brett Newski, an artist who channeled his frustrations against Spotify into a creative outlet.  Here’s why he wrote, ‘Fuck You Spotify’.   “If piracy is George Bush, is Spotify Dick Cheney? We all have our opinions on streaming. Spotify is probably not an inherently evil organization.  It’s pretty […]

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Want Indie Music on Spotify? You're Gonna Have to Pay for It…

As Spotify locks down another deal, expect the two-week Premium time windows to become standard. Following their multi-year licensing deal with UMG, Spotify locked down another deal, this time with indie labels.  Just as with UMG, however, expect Spotify to lock down some new independent content behind a two-week window. For a long time, Spotify couldn’t strike a deal with […]

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Vinyl fantasy: Is the record boom bad for new music?

As we gear up for another Record Store Day this weekend, shelves across the world’s boutique stores will fill with lurid colored vinyl editions nostalgic classics and 180-gram represses sought-after gems. But if the vinyl industry is booming, why is it so hard for labels to sell new music? Oli Warwick investigates. From ham-fisted placement in nostalgic movies to adding […]

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Tokenly Launches Bitcoin-Based Music Platform token.FM

Will Bitcoin-based Token.FM truly hit, or will it end up as just another failed streamer in the music industry? Every once in a while, someone has a fresh, new idea to address “existing issues” in the music industry. Specifically, these ideas attempt to get artists paid faster. However, within three years, most these ideas all but fade away. So, how […]

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What Are The Best Free Music Apps For Your Android and iOS?

What are the best free music apps for your Android and iOS mobile device? So, you’ve got a brand-new smartphone or tablet. You want to know what free music apps you’ll need to try out. Or maybe you want to check out something new for your device that you’ve had for a while. What should you download? Digital Music News […]

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The Chainsmokers Reveal Inspiration Behind Every Song on New Album

Do you ever wonder what an artist meant by the lyrics your new favorite song? You don’t have to wonder anymore! The Chainsmokers have released a short text for each the songs in their new album ‘Memories… Do Not Open’, revealing some the history behind every song. The popular duo introduces these intimate explanations by comparing them to the name their […]

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The 2017 Lineup For Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Is Here

Festival season is ficially upon us ladies and gentlemen, and the lineups are nothing short groundbreaking. Summer Set Music & Camping Festival has announced their 2017 lineup, which includes artists like ZEDS DEAD, DATSIK, RL GRIME, SEVEN LIONS, ZOMBOY, SLUSHII,  MALAA, BIG WILD, SPACE JESUS, BLEEP BLOOP, OOKAY, KEYS N KRATES… and the list goes on. Summer Set is known for their eclectic variety artists and genres that range from indie to hip hop […]

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Jo$e Rivera – Enclave

Rapper Jo$e Rivera releases a new visual to his track “Enclave”. Just like the rose that grew from a crack in concrete, Jo$e Rivera has thrived despite all the obstacles he faced. Instead crumbling under pressure, he evolved using all his challenges as a motive to succeed, push forward, and accomplish all his goals. Jo$e Rivera always took refuge in […]

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