Jay-Z recently bought the Swedish music streaming service Tidal, and along with his impressive band of millionaire friends, launched the new platform on Monday. I wanted to write something from my perspective; a music fan (particularly of the artists involved), a music consumer and someone who altogether doesn’t use streaming services. I’ve always bought my […]
This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.
As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]
Music streaming is getting closer to outdoing digital sales. The latest figures show that iTunes sales are down (after a recent peak) but Spotify streams, and more significantly subscriptions, continue to rise.
Much has been written about music streaming over the years. Tech futurist Gerd Leonard has been talking about accessing content the way we access […]
A new short documentary, commissioned by Jack Daniels in Australia, is examining how the musicians feel about partnering with brands. The film-maker, Dan Graetz, founder of Graetzmedia, said that he had built a company that made music videos to help those with very little money compete with artists backed by major labels – but that […]