Tag: spotify

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. This American Life retraction sets an online listening record (Nieman Lab) 2. More U.S. lawmakers support protecting the privacy of Facebook passwords (All Facebook) 3. What happened when a PaidContent staff writer got retweeted by @BarackObama (PaidContent) 4. PC Magazine [...] more »

by Jason Feinberg

Click to read all SXSW coverage As I noted in the my SXSW Music 2012 post last week, subscription services and engagement apps are quickly becoming core factors driving the music industry and the conversations surrounding them. Services such as Spotify and Rdio are responsible for an increasing percentage of music consumption. And apps, such [...] more »

by Jason Feinberg

The common ground between technology developers and music companies becomes clearer and clearer every year at SXSW. For many years, the festival has seen a distinct interdependence between the two industries. However, as the Interactive conference transitions into the Music conference, the two industries are beginning to show significantly different trajectories. While the Interactive conference [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Is HP’s decision to make webOS open source a good move? (Monday Note) 2. Michael Robertson: Why Spotify can never be profitable (GigaOM) 3. Why you didn’t hit reply: Jonah Lehrer on email and friendship (Wall Street Journal) 4. How a book is made: From the Middle Ages [...] more »

by Jason Feinberg

SXSW is easily the most chaotic experience in the music industry. For the 14,000 people that attend the music conference it provides opportunities to immerse themselves in the ecosystem that powers much of the global business. It is one of the best times to tee up deals and relationships that could power significant developments for [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

There’s a growing feeling in the American music business that the future will be in the cloud. No one will need physical CDs anymore, but will listen to music on streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, which will eventually merge into a grand digital jukebox. But industry veteran Tom Silverman, who founded dance music [...] more »

by Jason Feinberg

The exponential growth of Internet bandwidth combined with the ability to significantly compress digital audio has impacted the music industry in numerous ways, for better and worse. Just as file trading created a massive network of pirated music, the ability to stream audio in real-time has allowed for a number of innovative content distribution and [...] more »