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Napster Relaunches in Canada

Napster is no longer a distant thought; the once revolutionary service is making its return in Canada as its second territory (Germany being the only territory currently operating Napster). Napster was available as a music streaming service for seven years…

Pandora Acquires Ticketfly for $450 Million

Yesterday, Ticketfly announced that they have been acquired by the mega-streaming platform, Pandora. The partnership aims to create the most powerful live event and discovery platform the world has ever seen. “We are incredibly excited about all the ways that this…

Symphonic Implements SoundCloud Monetization

We’re proud to announce that we have officially launched our SoundCloud Monetization service. Having a direct deal with SoundCloud through our partnership with MERLIN, we are able to monetize profiles, setup banners for profiles and tracks, and of course fingerprint…

Spotify Raises Additional $526 Million in Latest Round of Funding

The race for streaming supremacy continues to get more and more challenging. A day after the announcement of Apple Music, Spotify has just closed funding on an additional $526 million fundraising round valuing the company at over $8 billion. The deal…

Apple Officially Announces New Streaming Music Service, Apple Music

By Frances Rubio FINALLY! After months of rumors and speculation, the wait is over, as Apple finally announced the debut of Apple Music. So, what exactly is it? Apple Music is a real streaming music product, which offers “millions of songs,”…

8 Ways Musicians Can Give Better Interviews

So you’re an awesome musician, either on your own or part of a cool band, and you’ve decided to take a step forward in hiring a publicist to begin telling your story and generating media opportunities. This means you’ll probably…

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…