Tag: Spotify

Daniel Ek told us how he really felt about Apple Music

The market for competing music streaming sites are becoming more cutthroat every day. Some have been ordered to cease and desist all services, and others have just folded due to unpopularity or lack of followers. The one company that still remains strong, and possibly holds the title as head honcho in the industry, is Spotify.  … Read More

Listen to Ciara’s new album “Jackie” streaming on Spotify

Black and white photo of Ciara in sunglasses and a headband

Music streaming has become a new method for musicians to release new music, like Ciara, who has made her most recent album, “Jackie,” available on Spotify.   It has been just about 11 years since “1, 2 Step” and “Goodies” were on the hourly radio playlists. Since then, she released four other albums, including her self-titled… Read More

Music streaming apps: So many options, so little data

Streaming music online has some taboo elements to it, considering that listening for free limits income for musicians and artists within the industry. However, these types of programs are now a commodity, and more options are popping up all over the place. With more competitors constantly climbing into the ring, how can the head honchos… Read More

Thom Yorke, David Byrne Complain Spotify Jeopardizes Emerging Artists, Ignores Music

In 2007, Radiohead independently released their album “In Rainbows” online and allowed fans to set the price of download. This direct communication between the band and their fans is how Thom Yorke, of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, wishes the larger music industry would operate.   With more than 40 million active users, Spotify demonstrates… Read More

The New Streaming Service by Sub Pop Records Will Promote Independent Labels and Young Artists

In a world of pirating, internet radio (such as Pandora or Spotify), and YouTube, making it in the music industry is harder than ever. While these services are great for audiences that want to listen to music without having to pay for each song, this is really hurting bands that have smaller audiences.   According… Read More

Bands To Listen To: Sylvan Esso, James Blake, Glass Animals

The bands this week combine the classic with the modern. They each take from traditional genres, such as folk and jazz, and revamp them with an electronic sound. Perfect for an easy listen, or to get you in a dreamy, musical daze, these bands are definitely worth a listen.   1. Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso… Read More

Bands to Listen to: Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart

The bands featured this week have got soul. Each band has a rocker vibe that is one part bluesy and one part groovin’. They are easy to sing along to, move to, and are good for any type of listening or setting.   1. Alabama Shakes    The Alabama Shakes is a rock quartet  from… Read More

Bands to Listen to: Alt-J, Half Moon Run, Alpine

The bands featured this week are indie rock and indie pop that feature sound that are earthy, dreamy, and easy to move along to the beats. The layered, vibrant sounds that these bands share make them perfect to play while you’re trying to get your blood pumping while driving, doing homework, or at a party.  … Read More