The future of music

For many music fans buying costly records or CDs is a quaint and distant memory. It meant collections were limited by budget. Today though, the prevalence of free or cheap streaming and downloading platforms on social media has given music lovers a deafening, near unlimited and often overwhelming choice. Take…

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Cooking numbers

"And we merrily merrily eatin' off these streams..." - JAY Z, Family Feud Last week TIDAL, a music streaming service owned by JAY Z, came under scrutiny and criticism for allegedly cooking numbers regarding how many times some of the songs on the platform were streamed. This came…

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Spotify's gutsy direct listing

When Spotify finally went public on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3 as SPOT, it did so in a very unconventional way. For one thing, there was none of the usual fanfare. The CEO didn’t ring the opening bell; in fact, he didn’t even show up.…

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