Podcasts were once a niche hobby of the internet. Now (thanks to Spotify), Michelle Obama is joining the fray.
Using apps like Boomy and Voisey, aspiring pop artists can now use their phones to record and distribute their music — no talent required.
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.
Even though the way we access pop music has changed and gone digital, hitmakers lag behind other industries in terms of globalisation.
De La Soul performs at Down the Rabbit Hole music festival, Beuningen, the Netherlands in June 2017.
Desperate fans may have to settle on paying exorbitant amounts for a cassette tape.
Vinyl sales have been surging in the last few years, driven by a wide-age range of consumers.
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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.
Will Libra be Facebook’s downfall?
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
When you buy a film, eBook or song, you might assume that you own it outright, but that's not always the case, meaning companies may have a right to take it back from you.
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in the vinyl era is not a patch on the equivalent from running giant servers today.
Michael Jackson performing with guitarist Slash in 1999.
Sexual abuse in the music industry is a systemic, ongoing problem that won’t be resolved by just hacking away at the canon.
Our favourite way of listening to music might have a bigger environmental impact than we think.
Some of our favourite music formats might not be as environmentally friendly as we think.
Big Daddy Kane performing at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of music available, discerning consumers have to be even more strategic.
Sofa so good.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here's what it needs to do next.
R. Kelly at the American Music Awards in 2013.
Music streaming services have stopped promoting R. Kelly as part of a crackdown on musician's alleged conduct. But we should separate the art from the artist.
The emotions associated with trends in popular music and lyrics can predict economic sentiment.
Spotify’s listing in April this year valued the company at US$29 billion making it the second largest VC-backed debut this decade.
Now with more unicorns than fintech, could it be showtime for mediatech?
Spotify goes premium.
Spotify chose an unconventional route for its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. But its gutsy move will be a worry for the banks and doesn't guarantee a net benefit for the company.
The artists who first sang the legendary Canadian hip hop song “Northern Touch” 20 years ago reunited to perform at the 2018 Juno Awards. From left to right: Checkmate, Red1, Misfit, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair and Thrust.
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The current global dominance of Canadian music on today's Billboard charts obscures the difficulties many early rap artists faced in garnering local support for this country’s hip hop music.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
Tim Rogers at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
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Tim Rogers has threatened to take legal action after one of his songs was included in Cory Bernardi's conservative Australia Day playlist. Rogers's case rests on obscure legal provisions known as moral rights.