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Indie Labels Are Signing On To Apple Music. Also: Pharrell.

Following last weekend’s Apple Music/Taylor Swift tango, the most influential independent labels have signed on to Apple Music. Also, a Pharrell track will be the first Apple Music exclusive. That makes me happy.


Meet The Truthers Who Think There's A Taylor Swift/Apple Conspiracy

After streaming music nemesis Taylor Swift published an open letter to Apple on Sunday asking the company to pay artists during Apple Music’s free three month trial period, Apple quickly changed its policy to line up with Swift’s wishes. Almost TOO quickly…


Jay Z's Troubled Music Service Tidal Loses Another CEO

The latest boss of Jay Z’s floundering music streaming service Tidal has already washed out.


Why Your Favourite Independent Artists Aren't On Apple Music (Yet)

Some of the world’s most important independent record labels are calling bullshit on Apple Music. With good reason!


Apple Music Is Coming To Android For $10 A Month 

Apple is so hellbent on dominating the streaming music game, it’s doing something I never thought I’d see: Bringing its first app ever to Android. Starting at the end of the month, Apple’s new Beats-fuelled streaming music service will be available on Android phones. Apple Music is the first native Apple app to bust out of Apple’s walled garden.


Apple Music: Streaming Tunes From Apple And Beats At Long Freaking Last

We’ve been waiting forever for Apple Music: A real streaming music product straight from the heart of Cupertino. Will it work? Or is this just the latest crap.


How To Transfer Playlists Between Streaming Music Apps

Ditching Spotify for Rdio? Giving Tidal a try alongside Deezer? If you’ve got carefully curated playlists in one streaming service then you might be reluctant to start again from scratch with a new one, but Soundiiz lets you transfer your song lists between apps with the minimum of fuss.


Jay Z Dumps Tidal's CEO, Now Has 98 Problems 

…or is it actually 100? In any case, Tidal, the music-streaming site slash charity for millionaire musicians owned by Jay Z, is out of a CEO. About 25 employees, including CEO Andy Chen, have reportedly left the company this week.


Wait, Digital Music Only Just Beat Out Physical Music?

The long-observed decline of physical media has hit a new low, as a global trade group reports that digital finally music generates more money than physical sales.


Artists Win $15M From Universal Music Over Digital Downloads

A four-year court battle has ended in the favour of a group of musicians who sued Universal Music Group, saying their royalties were being unfairly calculated for downloads of songs and albums through digital services like iTunes.


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