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Chicago’s new cloud tax forces Netflix subscribers to pay 9 percent more

Definitely impacting cord cutters in the Chicago area soon, city officials have decided to extend the city's amusement tax to cover anyone that subscribes to a streaming audio, video or gaming service.

Home Theater

AC/DC unleashes their devilish catalog across multiple streaming sites

While the Australian hard rockers have been particularly opposed to embracing new music formats in the past, they've finally taken the plunge into streaming music, available across multiple formats including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and others.

Music

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood sue Sony for devious dealings with Spotify

American Idol artists Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and 19 Recordings are suing Sony Music, saying that the major label worked a royalties deal with Spotify to shortchange its artists.

Music

Trends with Benefits: Our worst ‘reply all’ mistakes, Taylor Swift conspiracies

This week, we recall our worst "reply all" mistakes in light of Gmail's new unsend feature, discuss the merits of "Taylor Truthers," whether Apple music can dethrone Spotify, and Lexus' new hoverboard.

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3 reasons Apple bowed to Taylor Swift’s demand to pay artists

In a highly-publicized social media rant, Taylor Swift once again called out a major streaming power, chastising Apple Music for its plans to withhold artist royalties during the service's free trial. Apple immediately backed down -- but why?

Home Theater

Eternify uses 30 second loops to earn money for your favorite band on Spotify

Last year a band called Vulfpeck released a silent album and urged their fans to play it on Spotify while they slept to earn money for the band. A new web app called Eternify does a similar thing, but for any artist of your choosing.

Music

Cord cutting music streaming fans don’t like gospel, or easy listening music

1.4 million people cut the cord over the past year and more people are streaming music than ever. Spotify and Experian Marketing Services reveal what rocks the world of music streamers, as well as what doesn't.

Music

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Who wins the ultimate streaming showdown?

Apple's new streaming music service, Apple Music, made its anticipated debut at WWDC 2015 and largely impressed the crowd. But how well might it stack up against Spotify? Follow us as we compare and contrast all we know about the two services.

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James Taylor believes streaming music services should pay artists half

The veteran singer/songwriter calls for more transparency and higher payouts from Spotify and other music streaming services in a recent interview. But he personally doesn't depend on album sales — instead explaining that he makes his living through touring…

Music

Apple Music will pay music owners a slightly higher percentage than Spotify

Apple has confirmed that its new music streaming service Apple Music will pay music owners 71.5 percent of its subscription revenue. This rate, slightly higher than Spotify's (70 percent), differs from a leaked contract which suggested a lower rate for Apple…

Music

Spotify’s upcoming Taste Rewind takes your musical tastes back in time

Have you ever wondered what kind of music you would listen to if you lived in the 1960s? An upcoming Spotify feature revealed by an employee aims to show you the answer the only way Spotify knows how: playlists.

Music

Elon Musk wants to beam Internet from space: DT Daily

Apple's new music streaming service is already under the legal microscope, SPaceX boss Elon Musk wants to launch 4,000 satellites to bring high speed Internet to every part of planet Earth.

DT Daily

Spotify doubled its subscriber base in the past year to 20 million

At the end of May 2014, Spotify had reached 10 million paying subscribers and 40 million active users. One year later, the company has doubled its subscriber numbers to 20 million, and nearly doubled its active user base to 75 million.

Music

Feds get deadline to secure gov’t websites: DT Daily

Today on DT Daily: How does Apple Music stack up against Spotify and other services? Plus, the U.S. Government gets a deadline to get their website on more secure footing.

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s response to Apple Music? ‘Oh ok.’

After watching Apple Music's launch, the CEO of competing music streaming service, Spotify, tweeted simply "Oh ok." While the tweet is now deleted, the simple quip shows a lack of fear as Apple Music enters the crowded market.

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