Apple Music sets date to end free steaming for iTunes Radio users

In a move that can only be viewed as an attempt to solidify its place in the music streaming market, Apple Music is set to move its formerly free iTunes Radio service over to the paid subscription based Apple Music. Starting January 28, iTunes Radio will only be available to users who pay $9.99/month to […]

Is Spotify purposely underpaying artists for their music?

Leading music streaming platform Spotify has come under fire after being accused of stiffing artists for their royalties in a new lawsuit filed by a pair of musicians. Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery sued the popular streaming platform for $150 million in damages after charging that the company “knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces […]

Jay Z buys music streaming company Aspiro to battle Spotify

Jay Z’s $56 million bid for Aspiro, a Swedish tech company behind the streaming services Tidal and WiMP, has been accepted by shareholders. At first the minority shareholders initially recommended that the bid be rejected after questioning Jay Z’s plans for international expansion. They also questioned his valuation of the company. However, it appears their […]

Aloe Blacc slams streaming music services

Streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify are among the leaders in this new age of digital music distribution. But as you enjoy using these services, do you ever stop to think how the creators of your favorite songs are being compensated? Take for instance Aloe Blacc’s 2013 hit with Avicii, entitled “Wake Me Up.” Thus far, […]