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Chanelle Kazantis
Chanelle Kazantis
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​Boston native, University of Tampa graduate. Alternative rock and EDM enthusiast. Avid festivalgoer.

Pandora Buys RDIO For $75 Million

The online streaming device, Rdio, will be filing for bankruptcy in the US and selling its key assets to Pandora for $75 million. The Spotify rival’s demise is Pandora’s gain. A previously pureplay digital radio service, Pandora will now have the ability…

Apple Music Now Available on Desktop and Mobile

Apple Music has created quite the buzz since it was announced last month, and now it’s finally here. The streaming service is now available with the iOS 8.4 update as well as a desktop update. iPhone users can update their…

Google Introduces Free Music Streaming Before Launch of Apple Music

On Tuesday of this week, Google introduced its new Google Play Music service, just seven days before the anticipated launch of Apple’s Apple Music. The free, ad-supported device offers playlists built to be the soundtrack to your everyday life. However,…

Record Story Day Announces New Vinyl Tuesdays

Although vinyl records seem like a thing of the past, they are actually quite popular in the 21st century. There was nearly a 50 percent increase in sales from 2013 to 2014, with almost 8 million record purchases last year. Due to…

Apple Attempts to Get Rid of Spotify and Other Streaming Services

The Verge recently reported that Apple has been attempting to convince major labels to remove their music from free streaming services like Spotify and YouTube. Word is circulating that the Department of Justice has been investigating the incident, questioning the…

Google Focuses on Artwork for New Play Music Look

Google’s Play Music apps were updated just a few months ago, featuring a colorful interface. The company is now putting a similar new face on the Play Music website. Although the music interface does not look drastically different, you will…

Spotify Director Defends Company at Music Biz Conference

Represented by Will Page, director of economics, Spotify attempted to win over subscription streaming critics at this year’s Music Biz Conference in Nashville on May 12. Page claims that Spotify represented one out of every $10 earned by records labels in…

Instagram Reveals New Music Channel

One of the most popular social media networks, Instagram, reveals a new music channel to the app called @Music. This new music-specific channel is “dedicated to exploring music around the globe.” Instagram released the following mission statement along with the announcement…

Physical Music Revenue Surpassed By Digital Revenue For First Time

Buying your favorite artist’s new album at a storefront is no longer the norm. New reports from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFIP) share that digital sales revenue is higher, globally, than physical sales revenue for the first…

Aspiro Relaunches HiFi Streaming Service Tidal

Asprio, the company behind the streaming service WiMP, recently acquired by Jay Z, will now be featuring only one streaming service. Earlier this month, Jay Z bought 95.18 percent of Aspiro’s shares through his company Project Panther Bidco. Because Project…