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Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

According to a new report, Spotify is planning on making its free tier a lot less appetizing in the hopes of assuaging major labels and getting more users to pony up and pay for its premium service. Digital Music News quotes “several sources” who claims that Spotify “will soon be shifting towards a premium-only, ‘gated access’ model.” What does this …

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Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Vanity Fair has a new interview with Taylor Swift, and the publication previewed it today. Let’s just say Taylor Swift is still a little pissed at Spotify, or as she calls it, a “start-up with no cash flow.” Here’s what Swift had to say when discussing her now-famous letter to Apple: “Apple treated me like I was a voice of …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make one service more attractive than the other, but for the most part, most top-tier streaming platforms all offer the same …

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Hulu May Let You Go Ad-Free for a Price

Hulu May Let You Go Ad-Free for a Price

One of life’s great annoyances (Why do I pay for Hulu but still have to sit through ads?) may be about to get mitigated. Kind of. Hulu is reportedly thinking about offering ad-free streaming – but there’s a catch. Netflix and Amazon Prime, for instance, offer ad-free streaming for all subscribers. Hulu’s plan, according to the Wall Street Journal, is …

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Neil Young Says He’s Done with Streaming, Citing Sound Quality

Neil Young Says He’s Done with Streaming, Citing Sound Quality

Neil Young says he’s pulling his music from streaming services. No, Young’s issue isn’t money, like Taylor Swift or Prince – Young’s problem is with sound quality, which he calls the worst “in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution.” streaming ends for me today… https://t.co/3CJUtvwjMv — Neil Young (@Neilyoung) July 15, 2015 Here’s what Young had …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of June. There was a lot more change in the rankings in June compared to other recent months. “In the U.S., there was much movement in the index,” said Netflix’s Anne Marie …

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Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Everyone’s looking to give people more cordcutting options these days – even the guys providing the cord. Comcast has just announced a new streaming service, which it hopes to make available to the entire country by early next year. It’s called Stream, and it will launch in beta in Boston at the end of the summer and then jump to …

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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s standalone streaming service has finally gone live. For $10.99 per month, you can watch Showtime content online without a cable subscription. You’ll be able to stream on Apple devices, Roku, PlayStation Vue, and Showtime’s iOS apps. If you sign up through Hulu, however, Showtime’s new service will be $2 cheaper (Hulu subscription required, of course). Showtime is also offering …

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Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his music from Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The only place his catalog is still up and running is on Jay …

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Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple is set to pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during its Apple Music free trial period, which is set to kick off on June 30 and last up the three months. According to the New York Times, Apple worked out a royalty structure just a day after its decision to pay artists anything at all for music streamed during …

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Periscope Now Lets You Replay Streams on the Web

Periscope Now Lets You Replay Streams on the Web

The Twitter-owned livestreaming app Periscope is quickly becoming a new favorite among businesses, brands, and regular old users alike. The app allows people to broadcast video in real time – with an emphasis on real time. Periscope streams don’t stick around forever – they disappear after 24 hours. Up until now, users could only replay Periscope streams via their iOS …

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