The Wall Street Journal recently published some pretty terrible numbers on the train wreck that is called TIDAL. Naturally, the entire industry started piling on Jay-Z’s music startup, determined to show what a cluster the company finds itself in. But to us music vets, it’s pretty much the same old, same old. Losing lots of money […]

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, […]

In theory Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge’s tough talk about free music sounds like he means business. But the reality is much more murky.

Premium on-demand subscription music has traditionally been $10. Expect 2015 to be the year that drops.

Spotify’s ambitions go well beyond the 15 million paid subscribers milestone announced today.

In the digital music battle for hearts and minds, most news coverage is inaccurate or worse.

Polarizing coverage of streaming music doesn’t do anyone good: supports, detractors or the public.