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Grooveshark Permanently Shuts Down

UPDATE (05/06/2015): The clone, at grooveshark.io, first surfaced Tuesday afternoon.  A group of ex-employees are claiming responsibility, and promising a completely-restored version this week… It’s official, the music streaming company Grooveshark has shut down. Grooveshark, which started in 2006 in Gainesville,…

Stompy Comes to an End

Stompy, the online boutique serving downloadable underground electronic music, has come to in end. In a statement released on Facebook, Stompy announced they would be ending their service after 23 years. Stompy has been the go-to for electronic music lovers…

8Tracks Integrated!

We’re very happy to announce the integration of 8Tracks to our growing list of partners. 8tracks.com is an Internet radio and social networking website revolving around the concept of streaming user-curated playlists consisting of at least eight tracks. Users create…

Vinyl Sales Continue to Rise

Though vinyl still holds a small place within the music market, its sales figures have been on the rise. Nielsen reports that U.S. vinyl album sales between January and March of this year have been 53% higher than during last…

Apple Revamping iTunes App Ahead of WWDC

Apple Revamping iTunes App Ahead of WWDC – Just five days after launching iOS 8.3, Apple released a beta version of iOS 8.4, introducing the new music streaming service to developers. The highly-anticipated service, set to launch at the 26th…

Beatport Launches New Streaming App

DJs and EDM music lovers rejoice, Beatport has officially launched an app for iOS and Android users. The service will allow users access over a million songs, plus charts, playlists and other new features that will fill up your calendar.…

Licensing Placement: NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”

We are excited to announce that Alex Preston’s track “Weapon” was featured on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”..! This isn’t the first for Preston Recordings through the SyncPhonic program and we look forward to more! Laura investigates the murder of a…

10 Events You Need to Attend During Miami Music Week

Symphonic has the scoop on 10 Events You Need to Attend During Miami Music Week! 1. Sex Cult Records Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Railroad Blues 28 NE 14th St. Miami, FL 33132 2. Bimini Records…

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…

SXSW 2015 Symphonic Artist Shows

Take a look at the SXSW 2015 Symphonic Artist Shows list here! Play Me Records Thursday, March 19 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. NOOK Gravitas Showcase Wednesday, March 18 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Barcelona Air Up There Friday, March…