The column is shorter than short today, but we promised a full complement of headline news come Monday. Meantime, Apple flexes its muscle.
Friday, Justin Bieber released Chances, his fifth studio album and the first since Purpose in 2015.
Kathleen Edwards (pictured) makes a comeback, D.O.A. makes history, and Radiohead makes a plea. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, Alestorm, Baby Shark, Spinal Tap, funk, Jeff Lynne, Apple Music, Iggy Pop, Trent Reznor, MTN Nigeria, Ernest Hood, and Playfre.
Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
Before we get into some stats on how much the various streaming services pay out for the play of a song, let’s remember that you cannot compare the
The total number of streams is hard to independently verify but his track record, a decade of consistently releasing hit material and his undeniable success on the Apple Music and Spotify platforms has made headlines, and made him a very wealthy young man.
The release of his new album last Thursday night brought a deluge of media attention, while stratospheric streaming numbers are breaking records at every turn.
Drizzy's surprise release has chalked up fantastic response around the globe, smashed records on Spotify and Apple Music and zoomed straight to 1st place on Nielsen's mid-week streaming chart.
Tracks on Tracks are two Universal Music Canada curated Apple Music playlists designed to pump up or relax TTC commuters, depending on the time of day.
While Spotify still leads the world in streaming, Apple Music and Google are also players, as is China's Tencent Music Entertainment. In fact, the transition from physical to on-demand music is proving to be an accelerating growth industry with new technologies opening new frontiers.