Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

Nov 4, 2014

Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

by David Bauder

Spotify stopped streaming Taylor Swift’s music at her request Monday, setting up a business struggle between the industry’s most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. The music streaming service sounded like a spurned boyfriend in a statement announcing ...

Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine beat Spotify?

Jan 14, 2014

Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine beat Spotify?

by Matthew C. Klein

Buying music is passe; nowadays it’s all about renting. Billboard reports that sales of “album plus track equivalent albums” fell by 7.6 percent in 2013. (Among subcategories of both digital and physical media, only vinyl sales increased last year.) The new hot trends are ...

Pay properly for the music you like, even online

Jul 26, 2013

Pay properly for the music you like, even online

by Robert Levine

As the music business struggles to reinvent itself for the digital world, the only topic more controversial than what a recording is worth is who exactly should have the power to set its price. Thom Yorke has weighed in on both questions: first, in ...