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Streaming accounted for nearly half of music revenues worldwide in 2018

The scales are about to tip in favor of streaming music becoming the number one driver of global recorded music revenues — a shift...

Something magical happens if you google Rihanna and your birthday

Seriously. Do it. Go to Google.com, type in “Rihanna (your DOB),” you’ll get… a picture of Rihanna taken on the anniversary of your birth. To Rihanna...

Spotify will now let brands sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist

Spotify has begun testing a new type of ad in Discover Weekly, its personalized playlist of music that’s the streaming service’s flagship feature. The...

Google’s Music Transformer can generate piano melodies that don’t sound half...

Google’s song-composing artificial intelligence (AI) might not measure up to Mozart or Liszt anytime soon, but it’s made impressive progress recently. In a blog post...

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others...

A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what’s offered today by the major music platforms like Apple...

Google Chromecast can now sync music with Home speakers

Google Home speakers and Chromecasts can now be included in a Home audio group for music, podcasts, or audiobooks, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat...

Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app

Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify’s...

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public...

Spotify’s paid user growth slowed in Q3, company slightly lowers outlook...

Spotify’s paid users in Q3 rose only 5 percent from the previous quarter as the Swedish music streaming service continues to face heavy competition from...

D’Angelo slipped a brand new song into Red Dead Redemption 2

D’Angelo, the king of neo soul, the artisan of R&Baby making music, has a new song — and it’s tucked away in the Red Dead...