With the launch of Apple Music, it’s easy to get heady about the state of streaming media. Holdouts like AC/DC are making their music available on streaming services and Taylor Swift made 1989 available on the fruit company’s service. So, war is over (which is also available on streaming)? Not exactly. Prince (remember when he was symbol dude?), is making waves about taking his music … Continue reading Prince Won’t Stream — and this is What it Sounds Like When Doves Cry
Taylor Swift’s highly publicized tumblr post accomplished something that’s happened a few times in Apple’s history — she made the company change course. You’ve probably heard about the Tweet storm by Apple’s Eddie Cue over the weekend, saying that the company will do the right thing when it comes to paying artists during Apple Music’s three month free trial — though this was something Apple should have … Continue reading Taylor Swift, Indies and the Cost of Streaming — Thinking about Apple Music’s Recent Reversal
Here’s something you probably didn’t see coming — Taylor Swift made the tech blogs. Unlike other musicians who fancy themselves venture capitalists (yes, I’m talking about you, Will.I.Am) this isn’t about some lousy money pit of an idea. Instead, she’s raising questions about the music industry’s shift to streaming in an open letter about Apple Music. “I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not … Continue reading Taylor Swift = Important Tech News. Not Kidding.