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Spotify says no to royalties

Spotify rejects royalty terms Spotify, along with other large companies such as Google and Amazon, has recently come into controversy as the company announced its intention to appeal a songwriter royalty-rate increase. The whole debacle began in January of 2018 when the US Copyright Royalty

Are vinyl records overrated?

Records are an experience Opinion by Sam Weigel Since the so-called “vinyl boom” a couple of years back, the skinny black disks have been unfairly criticized as they regain mainstream appeal.  While the high level of sound quality is cited as the more pretentious appeal

Elton John | Young Dumb & Broke | Single Review

Spotify Rating: Thumbs Down The timeless Elton John recently released two freshly recorded Spotify singles, one of his classic tunes “Bennie And The Jets” and the other a cover of Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke.” Both tracks feature a high recording quality with John’s commanding

Mid90s is Spotify’s First Film ‘Playlist’

Jonah Hill’s Rap and Punk Bias Actor Jonah Hill, for his feature directorial and screenwriting debut Mid90s, recently collaborated with Spotify to create an official “motion picture playlist” for the film. What’s unusual about this featured playlist, which Spotify calls “the first of its kind,”

Spotify supports female recording artists

Spotify’s EQL program focuses on women Spotify is partnering up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to create a more inclusive and receiving environment for women working in production areas of the music industry. Spotify went on the record on Aug. 15,

Audiences must be more progressive with musicians

Local entertainers need further support The US music industry has notably grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry, making it harder for smaller musicians to break into. Because of the vastness of the music industry, supporting local artists has grown to be important for  artists and musicians

Senate wrestles with MMA

New licensing legislation to revolutionize the music industry A new act called The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is attempting to update the old licensing and royalty rules to encompass platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Music streaming services have become a popular way for

Spotify faces $1.6 billion lawsuit

Could this change licensing laws? For music, the monetization of the art form has led to an ever-expanding, multi-trillion dollar industry that adds new challenges and limitations to the way it is consumed by the public. In the late 1990s, Napster opened a new wave

$4.99 Spotify and Hulu bundle for college students

STREAMING SERVICES JOIN FORCES The growth of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify are easily outpacing traditional TV and radio services. On Sept. 9, Spotify and Hulu announced a partnership that offers US college students premium subscriptions to both services for $4.99 a month