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Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers | Business | The Guardian

Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers | Business | The Guardian | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
Music streaming service posts positive figures in face of competition from Apple and Amazon

Via Rodriquez Sumter
Anthony Cains insight:
This recent post back in July states that Spotify has 83 million subscribers which is huge. In my opinion it makes more sense for artists to stream music through these kinds of outlets to build fan bases. 
Rodriquez Sumter's curator insight, August 14, 2018 10:58 AM
Spotify started out at the bottom of the chain. The services were free at one point in time. Now they are on top surpassing Apple, Napster, etc. 
Quamika Wyatt's curator insight, July 28, 2:29 PM
This is important to the music industry period. We have Apple Music, pandora, tidal, etc and Spotify has worked it's way up! I believe Spotify has become successful so fast because it allowed all artists to stream their music on a free platform. 
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Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers | Business | The Guardian

Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers | Business | The Guardian | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
Music streaming service posts positive figures in face of competition from Apple and Amazon

Via Rodriquez Sumter
Anthony Cains insight:
This recent post back in July states that Spotify has 83 million subscribers which is huge. In my opinion it makes more sense for artists to stream music through these kinds of outlets to build fan bases. 
Rodriquez Sumter's curator insight, August 14, 2018 10:58 AM
Spotify started out at the bottom of the chain. The services were free at one point in time. Now they are on top surpassing Apple, Napster, etc. 
Quamika Wyatt's curator insight, July 28, 2:29 PM
This is important to the music industry period. We have Apple Music, pandora, tidal, etc and Spotify has worked it's way up! I believe Spotify has become successful so fast because it allowed all artists to stream their music on a free platform. 
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Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
As the music industry tires of Spotify freeloaders, Apple may be pushing labels to kill off unpaid streaming.

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Anthony Cains insight:
I am not surprised that Apple wants to put an end to free streaming here. I feel like all of these streaming services are in competition to monopolize digital streaming. The new thing seems to be partnering up with the major streamers rather than major labels. 
Kevin Williamson's curator insight, June 11, 2015 1:24 PM

This article basically discusses how Apple is attempting to put an end to the free streaming of music. From a consumer perspective, as many others do, I love being able to stream music for free. From an artist perspective, free streaming does have an affect how much money they make. I can understand both sides, because I'm a consumer, who wants to be a recording artist at some point. I wouldn't want to lose money because my music is being downloaded and streamed for free, but as a consumer, I don't always feel I should have to pay for it. Yes, I know I sound like a hypocrite, but in my defense, if the music is really good, quality music, I will support the artists and actually buy the albums. I just don't like being deceived by a hit single, then purchasing an album that really wasn't any good.

Marcus McCormick's curator insight, June 13, 2018 6:07 PM
apple is basically trying to put an end to free music streaming. to me its only going to make things go back hard copy CD's
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Music Industry Cases And Issues To Watch In 2018

Music Industry Cases And Issues To Watch In 2018 | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
These are the top music industry cases to watch in 2018.
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This link to Forbes discusses issues that deserve attention in 2018. It discusses Spotify’s lawsuit, and ASCAP/BMI’s debate with the Deoartment of Justice on whether or not digital music will change their business model or allow it to remain the same. With digital music taking over the industry it seems to me that a lot less money will be made through publishing and streaming music but I feel that is only a bad thing for major corporations. Independent artists with strong fan bases should benefit from this. 
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Kanye may release his new album exclusively on Apple Music

Kanye may release his new album exclusively on Apple Music | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
Kanye West's highly anticipated seventh LP "Swish" could be exclusively launched with the debut of Apple's upcoming streaming music service.

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Anthony Cains insight:
This post is interesting because it shows how streaming services are joining with influential artists to gain more subscribers by making project exclusive to their service. JayZ did it with tidal and this post shows how Kanye West planned to with Apple. 
Kevin Williamson's curator insight, June 11, 2015 12:34 PM

Kanye is one of my favorite producers. I chose this article, because it seemed pretty interesting and credible to me. There has been talk about Kanye West, along with Drake, releasing their new albums exclusively on Apple's new streaming service. I could see this being good and bad. As far as Apple goes, this could be very good, because both artist's have a huge fan base. If Apple is the only streaming service that gets these albums, what other choice do the streamers have? On the other hand, it could be a problem for the artists and Apple. What if people simply do not want to pay for music streaming?   I'm not exactly sure how much of a difference this would make, but I'm sure it would be noticeable. I said it before, I love Apple products, but I don't have nearly as much money as I wish I did. I like services like Pandora, that allow me to listen to music for free. A lot of people like to have an idea, or sample of the content, before reaching into their wallets. Maybe that's just me.

Marcus McCormick's curator insight, June 13, 2018 6:11 PM
Kanye is a genius for doing such things. But lets be honest who really listens to this guy anymore..
Otaney Brevard's curator insight, August 19, 2018 6:33 PM
I'm not really a BIG Kanye fan, however I don't really think it would matter who he exclusively releases his music to or on. Despite his reputation I feel like regardless because he's a dope producer, he's going to be ok. I definitely love what he did with Teyana Taylor and Pusha T as for his music I'll pass. 
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Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare?

Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare? | Audio Engineering/ Songwriting | Scoop.it
Apple and Google are muscling in on streaming as revenues rise, but not everyone is happy

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Anthony Cains insight:
This topic seems to have been “hot” dating back years. This was posted in 2015 and the title says it all as this is the debate around digital music. Again, I feel it is a nightmare for the major labels. For independent artists, this is the future. Gaurdian is a major website for news and is credible. This information is useful for audio professionals in determining where our careers may consist of in the future. 
Kevin Williamson's curator insight, June 11, 2015 1:52 PM

This article mentions how billions of people are using music streaming services, but less than half are actually paying for the cheap subscriptions. If this is accurate, I can see a lot of artists following Taylor Swift and removing their albums from free streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify. That's just me though. I've read that Kanye and Drake are supposedly releasing their new albums exclusively on Apple's new streaming service. A service which isn't free. I'm curious to see how many other artist's will follow and the overall effect this will eventually have on the music industry as a whole.

Dylan Wheeler's curator insight, February 19, 2017 11:48 PM

Compared to buying music downloads, streaming services have a number of advantages. Listeners can range over millions of tracks, create and share playlists socially, discover new artists effortlessly through “artist radio”, and listen anywhere

Matthew's curator insight, June 17, 2018 10:50 PM
With an social community based on acceptance by peers it’s good to know there are unique individuals for each season in our life.