What Spotify and Apple Music's 2023 lists reveal about the music industry

It's more than just the fact that Taylor Swift had a massive year.
Both Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay had the same top artist of the year. Can you guess who?

What live music looks like during a pandemic

Sep 11, 2020
Verzuz battles are really more like live music love fests.
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, creators of Verzuz, at an event in 2019. The live shows streamed on Instagram and Apple Music pit two music icons against each other in live performance of their songs.
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The three richest American musicians are all rappers

Mar 6, 2018
Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z built multimillion dollar empires around their music careers.
Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z (L-R) used to compete in the rap wars of the '90s. Now, their companies are rivals.
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Apple Music’s push toward original content

Jan 19, 2017
Music might be an entryway into a new model.
An advertisement for Apple Music on the streets of Manhattan.
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Pandora Premium takes on Apple Music and Spotify

Dec 7, 2016
The internet radio pioneer will launch a subscription service in early 2017.


Why Amazon is getting into music streaming

Oct 12, 2016
Think of it as a Trojan horse campaign. And hey, they make also make some money.

The streaming war is running out of Beyoncés

May 6, 2016
It seems streaming exclusives are a thing now, but how well do they actually work?
Beyonce attends the Met Gala on May 2, 2016, in New York City.
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For public good, not for profit.

Will you stick with Apple Music?

Sep 22, 2015
If you're an early adopter, the free ride ends next week.

The highs and lows of streaming music

Aug 18, 2015
Dr. Dre's new album was streamed 25 million times the first week of its release.
Dr. Dre arrives at the premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" on August 10 in Los Angeles, California.
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