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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now?

Within a plethora of methods that we have to get music out, in a rather grandiose unveiling, Jay-Z announced Tidal. This is a streaming service that allows the consumer to stream lossless files and high-quality video for a $20 dollar fee. It’s also billed as the music service controlled by the musicians themselves, totting co-ownership from the likes of Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce, and Calvin Harris just to name a few. As I was viewing the press conference where many “A list” artists signed the declaration to the service,…

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TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie

Major modern artists all the way from Alicia Keys to Jay Z have come together to release one of the first ever artist owned music platforms… or, so they say. “Jimi Hendrix once said, that music doesn’t lie,” Alicia Keys spoke at the podium for TIDAL’s launch video, and she’s right. Music doesn’t lie, but these musicians who have come together to be a face for the type of companies they state they are against? That is a lie, perhaps one of the biggest lies we have ever seen in the…

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Ed Sheeran Covers Stevie Wonder

Ed Sheeran performed a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “Master Blaster” alongside His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Jool’s Annual Hootenanny 2014. Check out the cover below the jump and let us know what you think.   To listen to more from Sheeran, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Ed Sheeran was officially named the most-streamed artist on Spotify in the world for the year of 2014. Read more about it here. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: Is Technology Killing Art In Music?

As I child I was always fascinated with the physical music medium. One of my earliest memories is sitting enveloped in a beanbag (don’t judge), headphones on, pouring over album sleeves while the vinyl crackled and spun next to me, looking at the pictures and trying to read along with the lyrics. I might have been 3 or 4 so admittedly it was a child’s record, but the affinity has remained with me until this day. Please follow and like us:

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Spotify Recaps A Year In Music

Spotify released a recap of the music highs of 2014. Categories included top male and female artist, top group, most dedicated fans, breakout artist, most viral song, and much more. To see the world wide recap click here. Spotify is also giving you a glimpse at how your 2014 played out. To get your Year In Music, click here. Please follow and like us:

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Ed Sheeran Most-Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2014

Ed Sheeran was officially named the most-streamed act on Spotify in the world for the year of 2014. Do you like big statistics? Well then you should know Sheeran received more than 860 million listens on Spotify. His album X is the most steamed album worldwide with over 430 million streams. Sheeran beat out the likes of Eminem, who was number one in the United States, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, and more popular acts.  Of course, Swift was on the list until she removed her works from Spotify in November. Every…

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Taylor Swift Removes Discography From Spotify

Taylor Swift has removed her entire discography from Spotify. All of her music is still available on other platforms, but apparently there has been a problem with the royalties from the company. Spotify has written a short blog post about the situation. Read what they have to say after the jump. To hear more from Taylor Swift, purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Set It Off Releases New Album Commentary

Set It Off released their sophomore full-length album, Duality, on October 14, and now they are letting all their fans in on how each song came on the album came together. Lead vocalist, Cody Carson, teamed up with Spotify to record a track-by-track commentary. During the commentary, Carson explains the meanings behind the songs, as well as sharing iPhone Voice Memos that were recorded as the band putting the album together and the people and events he drew inspiration from. You can listen to the commentary here. Be sure to pick…

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CONTEST: Three Month Subscription To Spotify Premium From Yellowcard

Yellowcard announced a contest yesterday. They are giving away a three month subscription to Spotify premium! To enter, you have to create a playlist with your top five Yellowcard songs and…see the rest of the instructions after the jump. If you need more Yellowcard songs to love, be sure to buy their album, Lift A Sail, when it comes out on October 7 via Razor and Tie Records. Preorder the album here. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bleachers ‘Strange Desire’

I first heard of indie pop band Bleachers – created by Jack Antonoff (best known as lead guitarist of fun.) and comprised of Antonoff with his pre-fun. band Steel Train – through a lovely little app called Spotify. Thanks to an advertisement for Bleachers’ incredibly catchy hit single, “I Wanna Get Better,” the song became an instant personal favorite shortly after clicking on the ad. Go give it a listen and try to tell me the same didn’t happen for you. In fact, listen to the whole album, which is…

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