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Streaming royalties are broken, Rashida Tlaib thinks Congress can fix them

There’s never been an easy time to be a musician, but for many in and around the industry, the 21st century has presented one calamity after another for those hoping to make a living through music.

Spotify wants users to pay for separate ‘Play’ and ‘Shuffle’ buttons

Spotify is updating its app to address a long-standing user complaint with music playback — but it’s asking customers to pay for the fix. The company announced today it will introduce, at

After dominating the short-video market, TikTok may be considering a music service

TikTok parent company ByteDance filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in May for a service called “TikTok Music.” First spotted by Business Insider, the f

Apple’s services revenue growth slows to $19.6B in Q3, reaches 860M paid subscriptions

Apple released its third-quarter earnings on Thursday and reported $19.6 billion in services revenue, marking a 12% year-over-year increase, but narrowly falling short of Wall Street predictions of ab

UK antitrust authority sees no competition concerns in music-streaming industry

Some nine months after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it was carrying out a market study into music-streaming services, the government department has revealed it bel

Warner Music Group signs on to SoundCloud’s artist-friendly payment model

When SoundCloud launched its artist-friendly fan-powered royalty system last year, the model was only available for independent artists subscribed to the streamer’s paid tiers. Now, SoundCloud h

Daily Crunch: After developers complain, Microsoft clarifies new policy on open source monetization

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Apple Music Sessions launches with country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes

Apple is introducing a new perk for Apple Music subscribers, Apple Music Sessions, which gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial audio that have been recorded in Apple’s music st

Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’

Record labels used to be the one ticket into the music industry. Now, it’s easier than ever for struggling musicians to get their music and video content out there. DistroKid, an independent music d

Apple Music is raising the price of its student plan in the US, UK and Canada

Apple Music has quietly increased the price of its student plan in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In the United States and Canada, the price for the plan has increased from $4.99 to

Today at Apple Creative Studios will launch in 7 new cities

Apple revealed that it will be expanding its Today at Apple Creative Studios initiative to seven new cities, including Berlin, Miami, Milan, Nashville, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo. It will also return fo

Waze users can now access Apple Music directly from the navigation app’s audio player

Waze announced today that users can access Apple Music content directly from the app’s built-in Audio Player via a new integration. The integration will make it easier for users to pause, play a

Apple Music’s new concert series will livestream select performances, starting with Harry Styles

Apple is launching a new concert livestreaming series called “Apple Music Live” that will showcase performances from “the biggest stars in music,” the company announced today.

Apple Music arrives on Roku devices, three years after hitting Fire TV

Three years after launching on Fire TV devices, Apple Music will today become available to Roku customers. The streaming device maker says that Apple Music subscribers will be able to download the App

Apple’s services revenue hits a record $19.8B in Q2, reaches 825M paid subscriptions

Amid a record-breaking fiscal second quarter, Apple also delivered record-breaking services revenue up 17% year over year to reach $19.8 billion. The category — which includes businesses like th

Apple confirms the App Store and Apple Music are experiencing issues

Apple has confirmed that the App Store and Apple Music are currently experiencing some issues. The company’s system status page indicates that “users may be experiencing a problem” w

Daily Crunch: ‘For a limited time,’ Coinbase’s new NFT marketplace will waive transaction fees

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Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings listeners into a truly immersive audio experience w

Unpacking music streaming economics through the lens of Deezer’s SPAC

The Exchange procured Deezer's release and investor presentation. Let's parse the data and see what the economics of a smaller music streaming business look like today. 

Instagram upgrades its DM inbox with music sharing, statuses, polls, silent messages and more

Instagram today is rolling out over a half dozen new messaging features, following promises late last year that its DM (direct message) inbox would get a significant upgrade in 2022. The changes inclu
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