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Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy

This morning Square, a fintech company that serves both individuals and companies, announced that it has purchased a majority stake in Tidal, a music streaming service. The deal, worth some $297 million, will Tidal allow artist-partners to keep their ownership in the music company. Square CEO Jack Dorsey used his other company, Twitter, this morning to explain the deal. Dorsey seemed to expect the transaction to generate skepticism – which it definitely has. In his opening message, he asked a rh...
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SoundCloud announces overhaul of royalties model to 'fan-powered' system

Streaming company says it will start directing money from subscribers to the artists they actually listen toSoundCloud announced on Tuesday it would become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees only to the artists they listen to, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay.Current practice for streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Apple is to pool royalty payments and dish them out based on which artists have the most global plays. Continue readi...
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‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits

Hit songs can be a better investment than gold – and by snapping up the rights, Merck Mercuriadis has become the most disruptive force in musicMerck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 soft-rock anthem Don’t Stop Believin’. It replaced Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which had topped the chart 26 years after its original release. Both songs are unkillable, evergre...
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What is SoundCloud? Everything you need to know about the music and podcast platform

SoundCloud is a free music streaming and distribution platform with paid tiers for users and artists. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images SoundCloud is an online audio streaming and distribution platform that allows users to upload, stream, promote, and share music and podcasts. SoundCloud is free, with paid subscriptions offering ad-free listening and offline listening options for fans.  SoundCloud is available on the desktop and mobile apps for iOS and Android. Visit Insider's Te...
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How much does Spotify pay per stream? What you'll earn per song, and how to get paid more for your music

You'll need a lot of Spotify streams to make money. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Spotify generally pays between $.003 and $.005 per stream, meaning you'll need about 250 streams to make a dollar. What you'll be paid per Spotify stream depends on your distribution contract and listener base. If you want to make more money from streaming, release more music and apply to have your music placed on official Spotify playlists. Visit Insider's Tech Reference librar...
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Spotify climbs 6% as company announces expansion to 80 new markets, target of 1 billion customers

An Android smartphone with the Spotify Music logo visible on screen, alongside a pair of earphones. Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Shares of Spotify climbed 6% on Monday as the company announced plans to expand in 80 new markets, targeting one billion users worldwide. It plans to add 36 languages to its platform.  The Swedish company will nearly double its presence in certain regioans, including Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before ...
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What are Pandora Modes? Here's how to use the music streaming app's customized listening stations

Pandora Modes let you get the most out of the music app's Music Genome Project. Lilly Roadstones/Getty Images Pandora Modes lets users customize their listening experience by exploring different versions of their channels, such as an artist's latest tracks or their lesser-known songs.   Pandora's Modes are driven by the Music Genome Project, an algorithm that utilizes user rating data to tailor listeners' music stations.  Pandora Modes are available on the Pandora website, mobile app, ...
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Here's how many people can stream and listen to Pandora at once from a single account

You will always only be able to stream from one device per account on Pandora. Narisara Nami/Getty Images Pandora allows up to six people to stream music simultaneously with a Pandora Premium Family plan.  Members of a Family plan must stream music on separate accounts to listen at the same time on multiple devices. Free Pandora accounts, Pandora Plus, and Pandora Premium only allow one device per account to stream at a time. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many of...
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iPod hack puts 50 million Spotify songs in your pocket

When Apple launched the iPod in 2001, it went with the slogan, “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Now someone has rebuilt it to increase that number to 50 million.
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How to delete Spotify playlists and clean up your streaming library from the desktop or mobile app

You can delete your Spotify playlists from the desktop and mobile apps. S3studio/Getty Images To delete a Spotify playlist, you'll need to open it and choose "Delete" from its options menu.   When you delete a Spotify playlist, it'll disappear from your Library, but it'll still be available to anyone who subscribed to it. If you don't want to delete a public playlist, consider hiding it through the "Make Secret" option in the playlist's Settings menu.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Referen...
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What is Shazam? Here's what you need to know about the music-identification app

The Shazam app matches the digital fingerprint of an audio to a database of millions of tracks. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Shazam is an app that can identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio. To use Shazam, simply tap the Shazam button in the app or activate it through Siri on an Apple device. Once a song or TV show is identified, Shazam displays additional information and sharing options. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference lib...
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How to connect Shazam to your Spotify account and listen to a playlist of songs that Shazam identifies for you

Connecting your Shazam account to your Spotify account makes it easy to listen to your discovered tracks. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images You can connect Shazam to your Spotify account to easily add your Shazam-discovered songs to a playlist. Shazam can identify a song with only a few seconds of audio. Shazam can't identify every single song but it is reliable for anything remotely popular. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Ever heard a song in public that was so...
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How to upload local music to Spotify so you can play songs stored on your computer, even when offline

You can upload local music to Spotify by enabling local file support in Spotify's settings, and choosing a folder to take music from. If you have a Spotify Premium account, you can play local files on a mobile device too, though the tracks need to be in a playlist.  Adding local files to Spotify is a great way to play songs that you can't normally stream. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Want to access all your music in one place? If you regularly use Spotify, y...
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How to change your SoundCloud username or profile URL, and give yourself a rebrand

It's easy to change your SoundCloud name. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images You can change your SoundCloud name on both the SoundCloud web browser and mobile platforms. In both cases, to change your SoundCloud name, you'll need to open the "Edit Profile" page. If you use the SoundCloud website to change your name, you can change your profile URL too. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the rules of good personal branding is that you need the same userna...
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What is Bandcamp? What to know about the music platform for new artists and listeners

The BandCamp app, displayed on an Android phone. Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Bandcamp is an online music service that helps musicians post music, earn new fans, and be paid fairly for their work. The site is also great for listeners, who can find new music and artists outside of the mainstream, and offer them critical support. Although Bandcamp is free, there's also a Pro membership for artists that includes new features, including more pricing options and adva...
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Alibaba shuts down 12-year-old music streaming app Xiami

Using Xiami was once synonymous with having good music taste in China. The music app, which debuted around 2008 and was acquired by Alibaba in 2013, is discontinuing its streaming service today, Xiami said in a notice to users. Xiami, which means “smalll shrimp” in Chinese, was once known for its smart discovery, elegant design, social features and support for indie musicians which helped attract a loyal following among China’s artsy, hipster types. The beginning of its decline coincided with th...
Tags: Asia, Entertainment, China, Tech, Alibaba, Music Streaming, Tencent, Hangzhou, Universal Music, Xiami, Alibaba Planet, Netease Music, China Music Group

How to download music from Bandcamp in 3 different ways

Bandcamp lets you download tracks and albums straight to your computer or mobile device. simonapilolla/Getty Images You can download music from Bandcamp on a purchase confirmation page, through an emailed receipt, and from a user's Purchases or Collection lists.   Downloads default to one of two available MP3 formats, but you can choose from FLAC, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and other formats. If you're having issues downloading to your computer or mobile device, check your connectivity and disable an...
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Jack Dorsey's Square has reportedly expressed interest in buying Jay-Z's music streaming platform, Tidal

Jack Dorsey in 2017. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Square has held talks to buy Jay-Z's music streaming platform Tidal, according to a new Bloomberg report. Jay-Z bought Tidal in 2015 for $56 million and proceeded to debut exclusive releases on the platform, like Beyonce's "Lemonade" album in 2016. However, Tidal has struggled to keep up with players like Spotify. The report comes after Dorsey and Jay-Z were seen vacationing together twice this year, once in the Hampto...
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Going for a song: why music legends are lining up to sell their rights

Stars follow Bob Dylan’s lead as streaming boom and Covid-19 upheaval fuels gold rush in song rightsBob Dylan just made more than $300m (£227m) doing it, Dolly Parton says she might do the same while singer-songwriter David Crosby says he is being forced to do it. Musicians are queuing up for big pay days by selling the publishing rights to their songs, as the streaming boom and industry upheaval wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic redefines the economics of music.Dylan’s surprise move this week to...
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Could Steve McQueen start a lovers rock revival with Small Axe?

Streaming services expect rise in searches for the 70s pop-reggae genre, a staple of the blues parties that shaped UK musicOne of the most memorable moments in Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock – the latest film in his five-part anthology series Small Axe – comes when a room full of young revellers sing Janet Kay’s classic Silly Games with their eyes closed, lost in the music, as they imitate her signature falsetto.A staple of the lovers rock genre, which emerged in the 70s and was a blend of pop, reg...
Tags: Music, UK, Television, Film, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Music Streaming, Dance music, Steve McQueen, Reggae, Mcqueen, Kay, Janet Kay

Sonos Is Looking to Stand Out in a Crowded Streaming Space... with Paid HD Radio?

There are a lot of music streaming services out there, but chances are you probably fall into one of three camps: Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora. A few months ago, Sonos tossed its hat into the ring, launching a free streaming radio service called Sonos Radio. Today, it’s expanding that service in the U.S. and UK…Read more...
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Sonos Radio HD offers ad-free, CD-quality streaming for $8 per month

Sonos is launching Sonos Radio HD, a paid, premium tier of its Sonos Radio service that removes ads and boosts audio quality significantly, for $8 per month.
Tags: Trends, Radio, Home Theater, Music Streaming, Sonos, Sonos Radio, Sonos Radio Hd, CD-quality

Spotify vs. Pandora

Spotify vs. Pandora -- which music streaming platform is best for you? From visual interface to music discovery features, we'll help you weigh these two giants.
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How to change a playlist cover on the Spotify app for Android devices

You can rearrange the top four songs in your playlist on the Android Spotify app to change the cover art. S3studio/Getty Images You can change a playlist cover on the Spotify Android app by rearranging which tracks are in the list's first four positions. To change which songs are the first four in your Spotify playlist on the Android app, you will need to access your list's "Settings" menu and select "Edit Playlist." You can also edit your playlist cover on the desktop app and desktop s...
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Looks Like Spotify Is Expanding Its Streaming Beta on the Apple Watch

Spotify on the Apple Watch is a bit of a sore spot. The first Apple Watch launched back in in 2015, but it wasn’t until November 2018 that a Spotify app made its way to the popular smartwatch. And even then, it sucked. It was a glorified remote. But now, it appears that Spotify is rolling out actual streaming to some…Read more...
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The HomePod Finally Has a Third-Party Music App but No, It's Not Spotify

Earlier this year, Apple very subtly teased that third-party music services would be coming to the HomePod. Well folks, that time has come. The HomePod (and the new HomePod Mini) will now let you use another music service other than Apple Music. No, it’s not Spotify—it’s Pandora. Read more...
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Spotify will promote artists' songs to more users if they agree to lower royalty payments

After releasing "Folklore," Taylor Swift became the most streamed artist on Spotify on any day this year Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic As part of an upcoming trial, artists will be able to promote their songs on Spotify to more listeners, but they must agree to a lower royalty rate. Artists can select tracks that Spotify will favor when recommending new music to users. But Spotify won't guarantee that artists' tracks will be added to playlists, and said it would only recommend music it thinks list...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Trends, Music Streaming, Musicians, Tech Insider, Verge Spotify, Roy Rochlin, Spotify Radio, Grace Dean, Music streaming app, Folklore Taylor Swift

Saregama continues to face pressure in the wake of COVID-19

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Saregama’s operations. While the company’s operations wtinessed a to a 31% YoY decrease in overall turnover, the music label and film production company posted a 45% YoY increase in its net-profits, to Rs 289 in Q2 FY021. Saregama reported that revenues in the music division had reduced by 31% YoY to Rs 6.6 crore, while in the TV & films division revenues fell by 76% YoY to Rs 66 crore and publication wherein revenues fell by 63% YoY to Rs 1.1 crore. “...
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How to recover your deleted playlists on Spotify using the platform's website

You can easily recover a Spotify playlist that you've mistakenly deleted. Steve Prezant/Getty Images You can recover a deleted playlist on Spotify if you've accidentally deleted one, or simply changed your mind.  To recover a playlist, you'll need to open Spotify in a web browser and go to your account page, where you can choose the option to recover playlists. It might take a little while for the recovered playlist to reappear in your Spotify library.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Re...
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How to change your Spotify username or display name through the mobile or desktop apps

It's easy to change a Spotify username. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images You can change your Spotify username by connecting your account to Facebook, or by adding a display name. When you connect your Spotify account to Facebook, it'll override your current Spotify username and replace it with your Facebook name. Adding a display name won't change your actual username, but will change the name that everyone sees you as. If all else fails, you can contact Spotify directly to ask them to ch...
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