PrivCo, a financial analysis firm focusing on private companies, got a look at Spotify's just closed full year financials and declared the music streamer's business model "alarming" and "unsustainable".
(UPDATED) Live Nation Executive Chairman Irving Azoff didn't mince words over his feelings about the Pandora Digital Music service during a recent appearance at a media conference. "It’s horseshit. The market cap for Pandora is like $1.8 billion.
Grizzly Bear are one of the most successful bands in indie rock. Their breakout 2009 album Veckatimest launched them to No. 8 on the Billboard charts, selling 33,000 copies. Their new album Shields debuted at No.
How Technology Destroyed The Traditional Music Industry In 2006, Jeff Price (@TuneCoreJeff) launched TuneCore, for the first time allowing all artists onto the shelves of the digital music services whithout giving up rights or revenue.
If you want to be good at anything, the first thing you need to do is master the craft. One of the greatest things about writing songs is that you have access to everything you need all around you in massive abundance.
Streaming music service Rdio, currently being trumped in North America by Spotify, probably needs to incentive its partners more, especially given the complains from labels and artists about the low monetization available on Spotify.
The music industry’s troubles are well documented, hinging on contradictory realities: Music is too free to be expensive and too expensive to be free.
People no longer spend money on music automatically, so promoting it is arguably more important than ever. One approach is to try to “turn your band into a virus.” Let’s take a look at three other proven ways to promote music: merchandise, apps, and location.
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