Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign up and pay anywhere from $1 to $3 a month to sites that they visit frequently. In return for contributing, they won’t see any Google ads on those sites
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The music community should get inspired by this initiative..
On November 1st, Red Bull kicked off 30 Days in LA – the largest initiative to date in the second year of their Sound Select program geared towards launching new artists into the music industry. During the month long program, several middle of the road, yet buzzworthy indie musicians will take the stage along with a handful of under the radar artists Red Bull is hoping to break big. Hustle and Drone, Tapioca and the Flea, Wrestlers, DIANA,Bad Girlfriend and Avid Dancer are among those artists. Haven’t heard of them? Red Bull is on a mission to change that. “The...
Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition was puzzling to many tech industry observers, not because Beats sold expensive headphones, but due to the music business having largely been ignored for the past few years Why did Apple invest $3 billion in music when it seemed like not much else could be added to the equation to change the inevitable shift to music streaming?
Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out some $2 billion to artists since 2008. Also, Ek wrote that his Stockholm, Sweden-based company has paid musicians $1 billion in the last year.