Tag Archives: Spotify

Label group changes the streaming game, offers artists 50 percent

A war is brewing. As music streaming services gain traction among listeners, interested parties such as the services themselves, record labels and mainstream and independent musicians, continue to debate the amount of profits, the possible cannibalization of revenue, and the distribution of earnings. Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and Spotify board member, predicted at a SXSW […]

Facebook overall impacts music industry

Yesterday, the music world united around news of alternative rock band R.E.M.’s split after 31 years in the business. Tweets—from both R.E.M. haters and R.E.M. fans—immediately popped up follow the band’s announcement on its website. By late afternoon, blogs and websites posted heartfelt tributes. Today, more in-depth articles analyzing the impact of the band in […]