Taylor Swift performs in New York City.

Taylor Swift convinces Apple to pay indie artists

Jun 22, 2015
Social media shaming caused Apple to change its tune.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, apple, music streaming, spotify
Apple purchased Beats Music for $3 billion.

Independent record labels push back against Apple

Jun 19, 2015
The company's effort to get into streaming has created tensions with musicians.
Posted In: apple, streaming, music industry, musicians, spotify

Apple is behind on streaming, but it has a secret weapon

Jun 5, 2015
Apple is set to launch a music streaming service. Here's what you need to know.
Posted In: apple, Beats by Dre, spotify, music streaming, pandora
Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and Jay Z stand onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL on March 30, 2015 in New York City.

Jay Z's TIDAL is 'artist-owned.' Does it matter?

Mar 31, 2015
Jay Z has started a streaming music service called Tidal. Can its business model succeed?
Posted In: Jay Z, music streaming, spotify

The numbers for November 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014
With a surprise climate agreement and Alibaba's huge sale, a lot's happening in China.
Posted In: climate change, alibaba, YouTube, spotify, viral, starbucks
"We are never, ever, ever getting back together." - Taylor Swift to Spotify

Why Taylor Swift broke up with Spotify

Nov 3, 2014
Streaming services need top artists to keep subscribers but don't pay them much.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, spotify, music licensing, music streaming

The numbers for November 3, 2014

Nov 3, 2014
Midterms are coming, oil is down and Taylor Swift is up. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: midterm elections, campaign finance, big oil, spotify, Taylor Swift, Facebook

Radiohead's Thom Yorke drops Spotify

Jul 15, 2013
Add Radiohead's Thom Yorke to the list of high profile musicians protesting the amount of pay artists get from Spotify.
Posted In: Music, spotify, Radiohead

What does Apple's possible announcement mean for the future of steaming music?

Jun 3, 2013
Apple sells a lot of music through iTunes. Now it looks set to launch its own music-streaming service. Can it turn a profit where Pandora and Spotify have faltered?
Posted In: music streaming, apple, spotify

The battle over your car stereo: Where satellite radio stands against streaming services

Apr 30, 2013
XM/Sirius dominate the car satellite market, and car sales have bounced back right along with the rest of the economy. But will their success continue against a future of Rdio, Pandora and Spotify?
Posted In: spotify, music streaming, satellite radio, car