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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…

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Powerhouse video-sharing website YouTube has recently thrown its hat into the ever growing pool of music streaming apps with the launch of YouTube Music. Though the app is free, it’s been noted that YouTube plans to use the app to draw people in with lots of free music content in hopes of steering users to its…

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Good news for the brass over at music streaming company Pandora. The company surpassed $1 billion in revenue from June 2014 to June 2015. This marks the first time Pandora has crossed the billion-dollar threshold in any 12-month period. According to inside sources, Pandora’s milestone can be attributed to its second quarter revenue increasing by 30 percent to $285.6…

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Since the inception of Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal, one of the biggest advantages the mogul has repeatedly emphasized is that his platform is structured to pay artists a better percentage of royalties than competitors such as Spotify. Thanks to a recently leaked copy of Spotify’s contract with Sony Music obtained by The Verge, we now know…

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Perhaps fed up with all the chatter that his music streaming service, Tidal, is tanking, Jay Z used Twitter on Sunday, April 26 to get some things off his chest and clear up misconceptions. The Roc Nation boss first sent a warning tweet that read “Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2… #TidalFacts,”…

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Though holding an all-star press conference with the likes of Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Madonna and others to discuss his new streaming music venture, Tidal, music mogul Jay Z still finds himself explaining what makes his service more attractive than others such as industry leader, Spotify. Last week, Jay, along with Tidal exec…

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The people have spoken. Kendrick Lamar’s major label sophomore LP, To Pimp A Butterfly, is an instant fan favorite. After a bizarre early release of the highly anticipated album, fans worldwide helped K. Dot to set a new record with 9.6 million streams on Spotify on the first day it was available to listen. The…

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In this day and age, music fans should know that album release dates given by record labels are now just a mere suggestion. With social media usually being the place that artists hint to their fans that they have new projects dropping, you would think everyone would know by now to stay glued to the…

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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…

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Recently, there’s been heavy debate as to whether it’s too early to consider Drake for legendary status in hip-hop history. No matter what side of the coin you fall on, there’s no denying that the Toronto rapper is doing things that have never been done before. The latest triumph for the “Energy” rapper is having…

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In a move that should surprise no one, especially after shelling out $3 billion dollars to acquire the brand, Apple recently announced that Beats Music will be installed on all iPhones via the iOS update this coming spring. According to CNet, Apple plans to take on its biggest streaming adversary, Spotify, with the move. With the…

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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,…

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They say there are no more good guys; that nice guys finish last. Soul singer, songwriter and actor-producer Bradd Marquis lays these myths to rest with the release of his third independent album release, Thank You. Enchanting audiences with his 2007 album debut, the critically acclaimed Finding My Way and its 2011 follow-up, Authentic, Marquis…

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Kendrick Lamar may not have taken home the Grammy for Best Rap Album, but it looks the Compton emcee is a big winner in the wake of the major awards show. According to a press release from Spotify, Lamar’s catalog saw a 99 percent increase after the Grammys aired. The music streaming service issued a press release announcing the spike in certain artists’ music after the show.

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