#Streaming Music

The MixtapE! Presents Joshua Bassett, Blake Shelton and More New Music Musts

Watch: Hallmark Channel Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Tunes. New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover. It's essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies (and if we're being honest, usually a few stinkers, too). But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists?
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Q Acoustics M20 HD Wireless Music System review: Hi-Fi less the high price

Of course the Q Acoustics M20 HD Wireless Music System supports Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 with support for aptX HD, as a matter of fact. But if you want to hear the best audio performances this high-end two-channel system can deliver, hook it up to your computer and use it as a USB audio device for listening to music, watching movies, or playing games.

Copyright Royalty Board ups rates for non-interactive streams

The US Copyright Royalty Board has set some new royalty rates for music streaming. No, not those ones, or indeed those ones. This particular ruling relates to non-interactive music streams: webcasting or personal radio of the kind offered by Pandora and iHeartRadio in the US. These rates have been upped from 0.26 cents per stream to 0.28 cents for subscription streams, and from 0.21 cents to 0.22 cents for free streams.

Apple Music Reveals Israel’s Top Hits of 2021

I24 News – Apple Music on Wednesday released its annual Top 100 chart, revealing the most played songs of 2021 from their 72 million-strong user base, including the top 100 songs in Israel. The streaming service also revealed that all of the top 20 songs of the year in Israel...

United Masters exec on how to distribute, monetize music

We sit down with Dave Melhado, UnitedMasters’ Head of Marketing, to talk mobile music distribution, monetization, and how UnitedMasters is changing the game for independent artists. A guest post by Rutger Ansley Rosenborg of How Music Charts. UnitedMasters’ Head of Marketing David Melhado is a New York City-based industry veteran...

The Year in Reissues: 2021

Year-end season is the time of year when we all take stock of the great new music we’ve heard, but we’d be remiss not to mention the classics or cult favorites or lost underground discoveries that were also unearthed throughout the year. We’ve been living through a great period of reissues for well over a decade, in large part due to an increased effort to not just continue recycling the same material over and over again (there are basements full of copies of Rumours; we don’t need more!) but to give listeners a chance to be introduced to music they might have missed the first time, or to tell a story that hasn’t yet been told (or not in a satisfying manner, anyway). Of course, this is all happening in a time when vinyl delays are longer than they’ve ever been, so it’s unclear how much this will all be complicated in the next year. But as long as there’s great archival music to discover, we’ll keep listening. Here are 10 of the best reissues of 2021.

Audius Offers a Decentralized Music Streaming Platform, Room to Grow

Music artists around the world have struggled to get fair revenue shares from their music. Audius is a decentralized music streaming service that claims the music industry generates $43 billion in yearly revenue but artists only see 12 percent of that. These sentiments have been expressed throughout history, so it isn't too far-fetched to believe. That’s why Audius wants to use its platform and crypto to help artists gain control over their music.

TikTok, Fragmentation, and the Future of the Music Industry

Learn more about live music streaming at Streaming Media East. Tim Westergren: There are two parallel industries happening at the same time. There's the incumbent one, which is the music industry of popular artists and large fan bases, which is the industry of music. And there's a new one that's coming along that involves millions of musicians and people coming in through TikTok, et cetera. And these are musicians who are not interested in the old model--namely, all my music's available for free on large platforms that make all the money and I make nothing, or I forfeit my future to get signed to some kind of central distributor or a marketer. It's a different approach. And I think that we're going to see that population of artists overtake the artists iof prior years. And I think it's not going to look like it did in the past where it's big tentpole events, big promotions and high production costs, high production diet, those will exist.

Qobuz Celebrates the Holidays with Hardware Offers, Gift Subscriptions, a Holiday Gift Guide and more for Music Lovers

Qobuz, the music lover’s streaming and download platform, is celebrating the holidays this year with exclusive hardware partnerships, gift subscriptions, specially curated music gift recommendations, and more. For the aficionado in your life, here are a few ideas:. For the aspiring audiophile: THX Onyx. The first DAC (USB digital-to-analog converter...

New Music: SZA – I Hate You

Fans of SZA have been on a wild rollercoaster ride over the last year and change. Fifteen months ago, the New Jersey native nearly made the internet pause for a second when she delivered the “Hit Different” video with Ty Dolla $ign. Not long thereafter, “Good Days” arrived and a snippet of “T-Shirt” arrived. With all of her new music seemingly appearing one month after another, it appeared that an album was on the way. However, Top Dawg Entertainment releases are never that simple.
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Does Spotify Wrapped Prove The Streaming Servince is Better Than Apple Music?

Over on iMore, Joe Wituschek argues that Spotify is better than Apple Music for a lot of reasons, and the recently released Wrapped feature is one of them. He makes some compelling arguments as to why he has given up on Cupertino’s offering. However, I stick with Apple Music because I do think the curation and radio shows (which you can listen to on-demand as a subscriber,) make it worth the money. This is particularly true if you get an Apple One bundle.
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The wait is over: What music the world streamed most in 2021

What did your 2021 sound like? Did you fall back in love with a past favorite artist, sample a genre you’d never listened to before or binge true crime podcasts for the first time ever?. This week, Spotify released its annual 2021 Wrapped campaign — where users can see the...

Grenadian Reggae Star A#keem Debuts ‘True Story’

Grenadian Reggae crooner A#keem has released his six-track debut EP titled, ‘True Story’. The album, which features the hits ‘Big Shot’ and ‘Stay’, is available for digital download and purchase on popular streaming platforms; Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, YouTube Music, Napster, and iTunes. The melodic masterpiece of feel-good songs and...

BTS Had the Most Streamed Song on Apple Music In 2021

With 'Dynamite' BTS had the year’s most-played song around the world on Apple Music ,! 💥. The K-pop superstars had the year’s most-played song around the world on Apple Music , with “Dynamite.”. “Bad Habits” with 8.1 million.The Australian hip-hop artist’s sleeper hit was released in 2019 via Teamwrk Records,...