An in-depth profile of Neil Peart (pictured), Todd Kerns interviews his peers, and Angela Hewitt is featured by EMV. Also in the headlines are Luca Fogale, Brian Cherney, Raine Hamilton, Kellarissa, Grimes, Roblox, streaming stats, David Bowie, Nicki Minaj, Jeopardy, and Nick Kent.
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
Gord Bamford (pictured) hits the top in both Canada and Oz, imagineNATIVE announces its schedule, and Rogers Hometown Hockey seeks local bands, Also making news are music streaming, Phil Collins, The Dungarees, Harris Institute, Bob Seger, Billy Idol, TSO, Specialtones, L&O Music, and farewell Big Jay McNeely. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Those making headlines today include Herb Alpert, Taylor Swift, Lights, the Escovedos, Eminem, the Georgia Straight, Michael Jackson, Chronixx, Newfoundland musicians, Madonna, 401 Richmond and Deep Purple.
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.
The rule book on music streaming royalty payments often comes across as some kind of bad comedy sketch... but it is fast turning into a horror story.
The dominant music streaming firm has a warchest to counter Apple Music's offensive launch into a niche market that has yet to produce profits.