Google Issues a Massive Crackdown on Scalper Tickets

Google Issues a Massive Crackdown on Scalper Tickets

Has Google truly done enough to crack down on ticket scalpers? As part its attempt to curb ticket scalpers, Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster teamed up to launch a new program.  Dubbed ‘Verified Fan,’ the program claimed to use an algorithm to distinguish between bots, scalpers, and true fans.  Of course, ‘verified fans’ had to purchase a copy Taylor Swift’s Reputation, […]

Spotify Has Lost Nearly $1 Billion In the Past Two Years, Financials Show

Spotify Has Lost Nearly $1 Billion In the Past Two Years, Financials Show

Spotify’s Q3 2017 financials show the grim financial reality streaming music platforms. With Spotify gearing up for its highly-anticipated direct listing on Wall Street this year, how has the company fared? Not so well. According to digital media company The Information, the company’s latest Q3 financials suggest that full 2017 operating losses will top $369 million.  On revenues $3 billion, […]

Surprise! Apple Music Will Soon Surpass Spotify's US Subscriber Tally

Surprise! Apple Music Will Soon Surpass Spotify's US Subscriber Tally

How quickly will Apple Music overtake Spotify in the United States?  As early as this summer, according to a new report. Solidifying its position as the global streaming music leader, Spotify announced last month that it has more than 70 million paid subscribers.  Last September, Jimmy Iovine stated that Apple Music had slightly over 30 million users.  The service doesn’t […]

Brooklyn Rapper Skyzoo Talks 'In Celebration of Us,' 'Black Panther' Excitement and His Own Marvel Future

Brooklyn Rapper Skyzoo Talks 'In Celebration of Us,' 'Black Panther' Excitement and His Own Marvel Future

Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo is dropping his fourth solo studio album, In Celebration Us, this week, but with a track record that spans 25 releases (including collaborative efforts, EPs, and mixtapes), the 35-year-old rightfully enjoys veteran MC status amongst the industry’s elite. Being held in this high regard is what makes his confidence about In Celebration Of Us so exciting for […]

117 Colorado Cities & Counties Have Voted In Favor of Locally-Owned ISPs

117 Colorado Cities & Counties Have Voted In Favor of Locally-Owned ISPs

Tech giants, Democrats in Congress, and more than 22 states are fighting the FCC to protect net neutrality.  But the most powerful weapon could be municipal governments themselves. The FCC has been criticized for gutting net neutrality despite overwhelming demand to protect it.  Even worse, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has been assailed by accusations cronyism and corruption, especially given his […]

Charlotte Cardin's Six Favourite Places in Montreal

Charlotte Cardin's Six Favourite Places in Montreal

Charlotte Cardin is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter who released her most recent EP, Main Girl, in September. The Montreal native, who competed on the Quebec singing competition La Voix, gave us a tour her favourite hometown spots. Café Olimpico (124 Rue Saint Viateur O.) My favourite cfee shop in Mile End, it’s a small Italian spot with really delicious cfee. Out […]