One of the most difficult aspects of writing about tech startups is that when a concept makes sense and gets funded, all sorts of other companies will get in the space. That quickly makes things hard to sort out. Over the last couple of years, Hypebot has covered numerous startups that offer ways to live stream videos of concerts. Recently I've been contacted by or come upon newer entrants. Today I'm sharing the full list and hope to start talking to musicians who've done well on such platforms in the near future. Just to be clear, by live streaming platform...
In a fairly revealing interview with Spin, Trent Reznor reminds us of why it's often dangerous to turn musicians into ideological symbols. Reznor has had a strong association with DIY music but recently chose to take his work to Columbia Records.
Apple users across the world woke up today to find U2’s latest album, “Songs Of Innocence,” already in their iTunes library, in what’s being dubbed “the largest album release of all time.” Here’s a look at some of the most innovative ways other artists have released albums in the past.
My fairy tale lasted 11 months before they abruptly dropped me from my recording contract without ever releasing my album, despite my first single going gold (selling over 600,000 copies in just a few months).