Emerging platforms are challenging traditional tech giants by giving consumers and workers more power
Adele released her fourth studio album 30 and wants people to listen to the songs in the order she intended - asking Spotify to remove the “shuffle” function from her album.
The iPod was a marvel: a sleek device that let you pocket your favourite tunes and roam around town. Today it’s more or less obsolete — but its impact has been evident.
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
TikTok is partnering with blockchain company Audius over Spotify or Apple for music distribution. Here’s why this could be important for independent artists.
All this ‘choice’ in streaming video on demand is undermining the market benefits of aggregation.
Musicians, record labels and listeners could all be affected by sweeping changes to the music streaming industry.
Most of your Spotify subscription fee goes to pop stars in curated playlists – even if you never listen to them.
Cassette tapes are in again – and this time, it’s smaller artists who look likely to gain.
Spotify is offering to boost artists’ position on its playlists in return for paying them lower royalties. Can struggling musicians afford to say no?
Musicians and songwriters are struggling to survive while record labels are reporting record profits – here’s why this is happening.
Live music venues must be helped to survive the COVID-19 era.
Aspiring singers can now use apps to record professional-sounding songs from their phones. This has the potential to disrupt the recording and publishing industry.
Desperate fans may have to settle on paying exorbitant amounts for a cassette tape.
In an era when all sorts of music seems to be at our fingertips through streaming services for under $10 a month, who is spending their hard-earned cash on vinyl?
Movie studios are launching their own streaming apps but record labels aren’t about to do the same.
Vinyl records are set to become the largest source of revenue from physical music sales.
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in the vinyl era is not a patch on the equivalent from running giant servers today.
‘Cyberlocker’ illegal streaming sites are in a constant cat-and-mouse struggle with law enforcement.
Researchers analysed 30 years of British pop charts and found a trend towards sadness – but the days of judging music purely on stylistic measures is long gone.