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Ministry of Sound, Deezer and Rdio Debate About Streaming During Mobile World Congress

Tensions were high during a recent Mobile World Congress “MMIX” panel regarding free music streaming. The panel consisted of Ministry of Sound CEO Lohan Presencer, Deezer VP Gerrit Schumann and Rdio head of business development Chris Burton. The whole affair…

Apple Responds to Indie Labels Concerns over New iTunes Store Changes

For the last few months, indie labels have been expressing their concerns about the changes that have taken effect in iTunes. The labels expressed that they feared their music wouldn’t have as much of a presence with the new implementations. As…

Top 15 DJs to See at SXSW 2015

Take a look at our list of Top 15 DJs to See at SXSW 2015! 1. Fred Falke Vulcan Gas Company – March 19, 11:00-11:55 p.m. Fred Falke is a bassist-turned-DJ who has been around in the electronic scene since 2000.…

Apple Streaming Service Coming in June

Apple has plans to unveil their highly-anticipated new Apple music streaming service at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s WWDC keynote will likely take place on June 8, where a new Beats-based music…

Petition urges Facebook to remove its “Pay to Reach” function

A petition on Change.org is asking Facebook to remove its “Pay to Reach” function. Christopher Murray, vocalist from indie band Illuminate Me, started this petition after becoming frustrated with having to first pay for ads, then pay again in order…

Pandora introduces “Artist Messaging” for artists to connect with fans

Music streaming platforms are rapidly rolling out new tools to become more popular. Pandora introduces “Artist Messaging” for artists to connect with fans. On February 18, Pandora announced their new Artist Messaging feature, which will allow artists to deliver messages directly…

Rdio & AXS Partnership Evolves Music to a More Personalized Listening Experience

Rdio has set to partner up with AXS (AEG’s event ticketing services), which will provide users the ability to stream unlimited music from various platforms. This is quite a revolutionary binding of two powerhouses in their respective fields; Rdio boasting…

The Indies Make Their Mark at the Grammys

Though major labels won about 85 percent of the awards at the Grammys on Sunday, the indies make their mark at the Grammys, winning three out of the 20 popular categories. Aphex Twin won best Dance/Electronic album for Syro, over…

Giorgio Moroder and Skrillex Are Working on Tron Video Game Soundtrack

Giorgio Moroder and Skrillex Are Working on Tron Video Game Soundtrack. Moroder revealed to the British magazine Clash earlier this month that Disney asked him to compose the music for the soundtrack. On Skrillex’s role, he told Clash, “We have…

New York City to Offer Affordable Housing for Musicians and Artists

Despite Patti Smith’s statement at a 2010 Cooper Union event that “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had a reassuring announcement for young artists and musicians. “We…