It was meant to be the counter-attack by musicians and for musicians raging against the machine; instead, the music streaming company heralded by Jay Z and offering lossless audio and hi-def video is awash in red ink and hungry for cash.
Over 50 new Single certifications are named in the first round. Laudably, 10 artists have now received their first Canadian certifications and Dean Brody is one of six to earn distinction with a Platinum award. Coleman Hell leads the homegrown list, however; "2 Heads" is now a certified Triple Platinum hit.
An extensive recent feature in Billboard addressed the hot theme of the day, streaming exclusives. We excerpt some of the piece here. Photo: Frank Ocean.
Apple has made a move to quell the uproar over the pennies artists receive from streaming companies by tendering a new payment formula that will be put before the US Copyright Board. But there's a catch...
King of the hill in the first half of 2016 is Drake, whose Views ranks as the top album while his “One Dance” is the most consumed song of the year in a six-month survey of US music trends.
Apple has been quietly funding videos and tour docs for some of pop music’s biggest stars including Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, M.I.A. and Drake—all with the aim of winning exclusive content for Apple Music.
Miserable payments by the Google-owned streaming giant have been increasingly under attack from musicians and now with Taylor Swift as their champ, YouTube must know it's time to buck up or face the music from lawmakers...
The Digital Media Summit at Canadian Music Week took a look at the world of Virtual Reality.
A Digital Media Summit panel at CMW tackled the topic of millennials.
Nelly Furtado joins Debbie Harry and Nikki Sixx in calling for YouTube to increase its payments to musicians.
Despite the billions of views music generates, the average YouTube user spends just one hour watching music on YouTube a month. Compare that to the 55 hours a month the average Spotify subscriber consumes.
The Canada Council for the Arts has embarked on a strategic plan that will pump fresh money into new creative works, indigenous art and digital technologies in time for the country's 150th anniversary celebrations.