Technologies and media

Web Exclusive: Panos Panay Of Sonicbids

Gone are the days when singers and musicians were at the mercy of major record labels to deliver music to the outside world. Now, with the advancement of internet technology, independent performers from around the world can steer their careers in whatever direction and into any market they choose.

Global Rhythm

Spinlet, Premier Music to Release Old-School, Contemporary Songs Online

Digital music distribution company, Spinlet; and one of Nigeria's oldest record companies, Premier Music; are set to jointly release some of the finest old-school and contemporary songs to music lovers on digital platforms.

All Africa

How Google Music, Spotify and other subscription services compare

Although Google brings the biggest name to the market, many others already have large followings. Spotify stands out as the leader of the pack. Waiting in the wings may be Apple, which is rumored to be looking at a subscription service as well.

Los Angeles Times

Press rewind: The cassette tape returns

The first order came in 1989: 10 cassettes. With that began Analogue Media Technologies, a company created to help bands market their music.


Pandora's Plan to Share More Streaming Data With Artists

Stung by accusations that it doesn't pay enough royalties to artists, Pandora Media has been quietly working on a tool that would demonstrate the company's value by giving artists more information on how their songs perform on its Internet radio service.


Google launches streaming music service ahead of Apple

Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.


Apps are in every artist's future

Jac Holzman is 81. He founded Elektra Records, signed The Doors, Carly Simon and The Stooges among other artists, and played a significant role in the early days of the CD as a music format.

The Guardian

Technology a game changer for music industry

The future of the music industry is on your smartphone, says Colts Neck-based concert promoter John D'Esposito.

Daily Record

What will Google's music subscription service look like?

Google is said to be pushing for an ad-free YouTube subscription service to be tied in with its planned Spotify-like audio service.

The Guardian

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