A new report from Juniper Research expects free, ad-based music streaming revenue to cross the $1 billion mark by 2017. This expected growth is in spite of industry backlash against free music streaming and new streamers not offering a free option.
The CD and DVD mail-order company, which once brought home as much as $1.4 billion a year, has gone bankrupt. The precursor to modern streaming music services, Columbia House fell to the age of iTunes, Spotify and Netflix.
When Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman on Late Show next month, there will be one familiar face on the show (for a night): Kendrick Lamar. The rapper was previously Colbert's last musical guest on The Colbert Report.
Miley Cyrus attacks fellow pop starlet Taylor Swift in the upcoming issue of Marie Claire magazine. Specifically, Cyrus disapproves of Swift's violent "Bad Blood" video and questions Swift's reputation as a role model.
According to researchers from Ohio State University, people with epilepsy have different neural reactions to certain types of music, such as that of Mozart and John Coltrane, than those without epilepsy.
In Meryl Streep's new film, which depicts her as a mother-turned-rock star, the actor covers Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance.' After guitar lessons from Neil Young and practices with Rick Springfield, she covered ten songs for the rock movie.
Spotify may bow to pressure from music labels and place heavier limits on the use of its free, ad-supported tier. Contracts are up for renewal in October, with a new report suggesting serious changes could be on the way for free users of the service.
Video streamer Hulu doesn't agree with Netflix's strategy of simultaneously releasing all episodes of comedy and drama shows. Hulu exec says the traditional release strategy is still preferable as it gives individual episodes the recognition it deserves.
If you want to listen to Prince’s new album, you’ll need a subscription to music streaming service Tidal. It’s a big win for the streamer, which has had difficulties with both its public image and its competition in its first few months.
The creators of song sharing service This Is My Jam have decided to shut down the service, but instead of simply pulling the plug, the website will become a "read-only time capsule" starting in September.
The NAIM Mu-so is a proud member of a very exclusive club of ultra-premium wireless speakers. Its design is second to none, and its sound quality will bowl listeners over, though it failed to win us over. We wouldn't buy one, but we bet lots of folks will.
Spotify has maintained a position as debatably the best music-streaming service for years, but then Apple Music arrived and changed the industry. In this quick video, we take a look at how Spotify has reacted to its competition and examine its plans for…