music industry


Jimmy Iovine announces Apple Music during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Streaming services start to even the score

Sep 22, 2015
Revenue from services like Spotify are offsetting the slide in digital downloads.
Posted In: streaming, apple, music industry

Run the Jewels on the confederate flag, money and teens

Jul 15, 2015
The duo's relationship with success has changed as they’ve hit 40.
Posted In: run the jewels, Killer Mike, El-P, music industry

Global Release Day plays across the world

Jul 10, 2015
Fridays are now the day that new music becomes available in 45 countries.
Posted In: music industry, piracy, Music
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

Are music festivals a bubble waiting to burst?

May 7, 2015
They've grown from just a handful across the country to hundreds.
Posted In: music industry, concerts
Taylor Swift performs in New York City.

Taylor Swift, trademark diva

Jan 28, 2015
You can 'Party Like It's 1989,' but Taylor Swift owns the rights to it, and more.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, trademarks, music industry

Shazam CEO: Introducing visual 'Shazaming'

Jan 14, 2015
Plus, listen to CEO Rich Riley's 'Bad Day at Work' playlist
Posted In: shazam, Music, music industry, digital music
A cappella group Pentatonix performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Dec 24, 2014
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas
Kai Ryssdal and Diplo

Diplo: DJ, producer and entrepreneur

Nov 13, 2014
Electronic dance music stars like Wesley Pentz are reshaping pop music.
Posted In: electronic dance music, Diplo, music industry