Posts tagged "music industry"

Alice in Wonderland themed illustration of people arguing about music rights on the internet

The DMCA rabbit hole

Debate surrounding DMCA reform requires nuance and flexibility, not trench warfare bullshitting.

By Frederick O'Brien

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How Spotify has changed the way we listen to music

Spotify has revolutionised how we consume music. From mood playlists to machine learning algorithms, it has become the definitive tastemaker.

By Rüya Yönak

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Soma, Spotify, and the brave new world of music consumption

In 2012, David Byrne wrote that music risked becoming a soma-like drug. Today his concerns are closer to reality than we would like to think.

By Frederick O'Brien

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What would a music streaming minimum wage look like?

Business is booming for streaming services, but not for the musicians who make them possible. Is it time for a music streaming minium wage?

By Frederick O'Brien

Illustration of a wooden signpost with boards pointing to different music streaming services

Artist-friendly music streaming alternatives to Spotify et al.

The big dogs of music streaming aren’t great for musicians, but there are other options. Here are services putting artists first (or at least, not dead last).

By Frederick O'Brien