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Music Has Been Streamed Over One Trillion Times In 2015

Streaming is the present and future of music consumption. Consumers, artists and industry observers will all agree on that point. There has been a growing number of data as to how ubiquitous the practice has become in the past few years, but the ...

Spotify Reportedly Entering Web Video Business — Competing with YouTube?

As streaming services become more and more ubiquitous across society, the more their moves will have an impact on the music industry and the tech world at large. Swedish streaming giant, Spotify, is reportedly plotting a move into the crowded web ...

DOJ Investigating Apple Pressuring Labels to End Free Spotify Streaming

If anyone isn't convinced that streaming is the next frontier of music, the developments behind the scenes occurring right now in 2015 should be enough to show them otherwise. Apple has been busy lately revamping Beats Music, the streaming arm of ...

Taylor Swift, Chinese Pianist Yundi Li Pair Up for New International Toyota Commercial

Taylor Swift may have been an international phenomenon before but she's now gained some new cred after a video on YouTube surfaced of Swift and the Chinese piano-playing sensation, Yundi Li.

SoundCloud Partnering With Zefr, YouTube's Copyright Enforcement Manager

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Zefr, a content tracking company that currently works with YouTube to help identify songs on the platform and better facilitate either takedowns or ads being run against it. This means Zefr is YouTube's ...

Expert Analysts Chart How Likely Beats Music, Spotify, Tidal and Others Are to Provide Minimum Wage to Performers

The debate over streaming and which services best reward artiest for their work rages on, and one of the major analysts in the argument has updated his numbers. David McCandless first brought attention to streaming and other format earning for ...

2014 US Record Industry Earnings: Sales Dip; Streaming, Vinyl Up

Each year, the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) releases a recap for yearly earnings. They have generally been pretty doom and gloom with the overall industry bleeding money with sales from CDs dropping dramatically and the major players ...

YouTube Launches 'YouTube for Artists,' a New, Data-Driven Resource for Musicians

YouTube has launched a new resource simply titled YouTube for Artists that provides its musical content creators more data and resources to help use the video-sharing service. The new landing page provides artists with tools in areas on YouTube and ...

YouTube Still Unprofitable Despite Posting $4 Billion Revenue In 2014

YouTube still is not turning a profit. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the massive video sharing service posted $4 billion in revenue in 2014. This is an improvement on 2013's posting of $3 billion, but the company is still only barely ...

Psy's 'Gentlemen' Video Cracks 800 Million Views, No. 10 All Time: What Are YouTube's Other Most-Watched Videos?

Psy has YouTube on lock with "Gangnam Style" and "Gentlemen," respectively, which are the no. 1 and 10 most watched videos of all time. What other performers landed in the Top 10? Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Eminem are among the names.

Independent Music Label Reveals What Streaming Services Pay Best: YouTube Looks Nice While Spotify Lags (Last Place Might Surprise)

If you're engaged with the debate over how much streaming services such as Spotify are paying performers for their wares and want to take your business to those who reward performers most, this chart from Digital Music News might help you in your ...

Porter Robinson Fan Created 'Worlds' Tour Movie From YouTube Footage [WATCH]

American producer and DJ Porter Robinson released his debut artist album 'Worlds' last year to resounding fan and critical approval. It saw him leave behind the glitchy and grating electronic sounds he had become known to use for more serene melodies ...

YouTube Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Psy, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and More Have Most-Viewed Videos

It's fitting that Valentine's Day this year also coincides with the 10th anniversary of YouTube because everyone all over the world loves the video sharing platform. On Feb. 14, 2005, three former Paypal employees activated the YouTube domain name ...

US Military's Twitter, YouTube Accounts Hacked by ISIS

The United States is united with France in the notion that we will not walk in fear, but that does not mean the Muslim extremist groups are not going to do their best to generate that kind of reaction. On Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, individuals ...

YouTube Subscription Service Music Key to Launch Today

YouTube's new subscription music service, Music Key, is set to launch today, Nov. 17. The service will allow paying customers access to licensed music videos without the hassle of advertisements. Users will even be able to watch music videos without ...

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