Pandora’s Evolution

Of late, the sustainability of streaming giant Pandora has become questionable. Losses are fivefold what they were a year ago, even though revenue has grown…

Spotify’s Clout

In the last four months three new streaming platforms were launched: Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music. Others, among them YouTube, Deezer, and Rdio,…

Streaming’s Global Momentum

In January, various speakers at the MIDEM Show in Cannes suggested that music streaming may no longer be considered a complement to traditional music sales…

Pandora’s Provocation

Pandora Media is locked in a no-holds-barred fight for profitability. The commotion is affecting a large contingent of stakeholders—songwriters, music publishers, performance rights organizations, terrestrial…

Apple Takes on Radio

When Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco on June 10, it launched a new operating system and a new Mac Pro.…

Reassessing Spotify

The arrival of Spotify to the United States in July of 2011 brought a lot of attention – good and bad – to the newest…

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Facebook Mines Music

Facebook announced it’s highly anticipated integration of a variety of media services at its F8 conference last month, putting to rest months of speculation as…

The Cloud: Yet Up In The Air

With all the recent activity in the digital music world, it is no surprise that investors have been attracted to the concept of cloud-based services.…

MOG’s Anu Kirk

Services like Rhapsody charge a monthly subscription fee to grant users, with browsers or mobile apps, access to an extensive music catalogue. The content is…

Down The Stream: Spotify and Rdio

Spotify Music streaming certainly seems to be a formidable combatant against illegal file sharing and P2P users. The cloud-based streaming service Spotify has been much…