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#TIDALforALL?

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The backlash was clearly not envisaged, and raises the question how did the artists, many of whom have their own brands, or are seen as brands in their own right, manage to get it so wrong?

Struggling Musicians Launch Crowdfunding Project 'Tidal'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy

A group of up-and-coming musicians have joined together to launch a crowdfunding venture. They are asking people to donate £20 a month to fund the...

What Is Tidal?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech

Jay Z has unveiled his vision for music streaming: Tidal. A premium 'HiFi' audio service that'll provide audio and video, at a cost. In simple term...

Spotify Could Be About To Get A Lot Less Free

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech

Using Spotify for free? Well times might be about to get a little harder for you if a report by the Financial Times is to be believed. Sources clos...

Charting the Streaming of Albums

Martin Talbot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

Streaming is upon us, it is one of the buzz words of our era - and understandably so. It may remain a minority sport among music fans (around 12% of spending on music in the UK during 2014), but it is growing at a rapid pace.

Apple TV Could Be A Netflix Rival

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Apple TV is at present, nothing more than a product that people whisper in corridors. It's a mythical TV that has Apple branding and will supposedly b...

Choose Your Own Soundtrack On PS4 With Spotify

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech

Sony and Spotify have announced a new service called PlayStation Music which will let you connect your Spotify account to the PS4 and create your own ...

Spotify 'Touch Preview' Is A Faster, Better Way To Discover New Music

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Spotify wants to make it even easier to consume music as fast as possible, and with the absolutely minimum engagement, humanity and soul. To that e...

I Demand Less Choice!

Pat Higgins | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I really miss having no choice. There's a real frisson to those moments when you lose the remote control under the sofa, or the wi-fi network packs up. You might have to watch something you don't like, or even something that you have no opinion about yet. Losing the remote is a scary rollercoaster of possibilities.

Catching the Big Fish in the Stream

Horace Trubridge | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Horace Trubridge

If you went into a record shop and bought a CD - I know, it doesn't happen very often any more - of your favourite band and you found out that the money you paid was mostly going to the act that sold the most records that week and not your favourite band then you would be rightly miffed. Unfortunately, the current Spotify model works just like that.

Who's The Most Spotified Artist Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has been named Spotfiy’s most streamed artist of 2014, beating competition from the likes of Coldplay, Eminem and Katy Perry. The ‘...

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Is Spotify About To Lose An Entire Music Company?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

Following on from the departure of Taylor Swift from Spotify, Sony Music's CFO has confirmed that the company is 're-evaluating' its stance on music-s...

Taylor Swift Reveals What Spotify Pays Its Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Taylor Swift VS. Spotify battle has escalated after her label Big Machine revealed that Spotify had paid the artist just $500,000 in royalties ove...

Does Taylor Swift Really Know The Future of the Music Industry?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course in many ways she is right. Spotify is not run by the artists or record labels. It is an entirely different entity, however the question could be framed in a different way. If artists such as Swift are withdrawing from major streaming services like Spotify then what are they suggesting is the alternative?

Taylor Swift 'Penning Heartbreak Album About Split With Spotify'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Taylor Swift's next album will focus on her break-up with Spotify, music insiders have told HuffPost UK Comedy. Swift ended her relationship with t...

Taylor Swift Just Broke Spotify's Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Taylor Swift has -- completely unannounced -- pulled her entire back catalogue from Spotify, including her newest album '1989'. In response Spotify...

Spotify's Family Plan Is Music to My Ears

Andrew Denham | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

Over recent years we've seen a move away from purchasing music to having access to an always-on supply of all our favourite tracks. Ten years ago we would have bought a CD and shared it between us. Up until now, digital and streamed music has been aimed at the individual and it has been difficult to share it, even with those under the same roof.

Can't Decide What Music To Listen To At School? Spotify's Come Up With The Ultimate Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You hear all sorts of tales about which genre of music is best to listen to while you're studying, but Spotify has actually researched it and found ou...

A Scottish Referendum Playlist: 18 Songs For 18 September

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Scotland: we know you want to break free. But if you leave me now, we are never, ever getting back together. Yes, here's our Scottish independence ...

10,000 Hours or 10,000 friends? Eight Perspectives on Talent in the Music Industry

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Schifferes

It's about time we reconsidered what we mean by talent: how it is defined, who gets identified as talented, and how they are developed, recognised and rewarded. Is talent the product of 10,000 hours of devoted practice, or the reward of 10,000 followers?

Ones and Sixes and the Economics of Success in the Streaming Age

Paul Piggott | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

A wise man recently introduced me to the idea that fans of bands can be measured on a score of 1 - 6. Kind of like a musical dice or an adapted Net Promoter Score.

The UK Singles Chart Is About To Change Forever...

Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK Official Singles Chart will undergo a huge change on Sunday 6 July, when - for the first time ever - data from streaming websites will be taken...

Spotify Got Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Music streaming service Spotify is updating its app after a user's account was hacked. The Scandinavian-based service said in a blog post on the of...

A £1,000 Student Loan and a Freaking Crazy Idea (Part Two)

Amman Ahmed | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Amman Ahmed

After building roundwaves into a profitable company, Amman talks about funding the next big challenge. Rormix - A platform for discovering emerging music videos.