Oh Rhapsody! Or should I say, oh Napster! The pioneering Seattle-based streaming music company yesterday finally announced a long-planned rebranding of its service to Napster. While it certainly got some attention, it wasn’t exactly the kind of attention one craves. [Disclosure: I argued about which brand to support while serving as VP of Product for […]


Why The New Royalty Rate Matters Little For The Digital Radio Giant Yesterday, the Copyright Royalty Board–the three-judge panel that sets the rates that non-interactive radio services pay –set the new rate for the coming year 21 percent higher than the previous year. Services like Pandora were seeking a lower rate. SoundExchange, which represents rights holders, […]

I'm so glad Spotify teed up the problem for me.

Bundling digital music is good for everyone in the value chain, right? But is it pushing the subscription music forward?

Can Zane Lowe reach Apple Music's potential customers?

Zane Lowe represents Apple Music’s soul. Is that enough to get people excited in the service?


Digital music losses mount as both Spotify and Rhapsody revealed big losses in 2014.

Team Tidal had an impressive level of star power on display during its press conference. But more details would help bring clarity to what the artist-run music service is planning.

The real growth of music subscription

Numbers went up and down for subscription music. But the true number is trending in the right direction.