Apple Music had its big reveal earlier this week, and it looks pretty good, and I’m worried it might do quite well… This is Apple’s first advance in the world of streaming, since the advent of their digital downloads service back in 2003. Does this mean the digital download will be over? Much like Jay Read More →

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If you watch a lot of TV…or just some TV, you will probably have seen the BBC Now trailer appearing in between programs. Recorded in Cardiff by the National Orchestra of Wales, Donal at Hafod Mastering had the pleasure of mastering this piece for the good folk of the BBC, check out the video below! Read More →

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Why I think streaming isn’t as bad as everyone says it is…. When I was 16 (almost ten years ago…), I paid for a few albums, maybe a single if I really liked it, but where did I consume most my music? At home, from my computer, listening online. How did my friends consume? Downloaded Read More →

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  Over the last year, streaming has taken some hits, and everyone seems to be trying to create the ‘new’ digital industry, trying to build the best new service for the future of the music industry. So far we’ve seen Tidal emerge, a streaming company owned by artists, Apple are apparently approaching release for their Read More →

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  Two of my favourite things, coffee and music. Everyone remembers when Starbucks sold CD’s in store, right? Now, after ditching that, they’ve partnered forces with streaming giant, Spotify. According to BBC Newsbeat, Spotify is giving premium accounts to Starbucks employees to allow them to create their own playlists. Seems like a strange idea, giving Read More →

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I recently reported on the news that Spotify was thinking about dropping their free ad-supported tier, well, they’re not. According to Music Business Worldwide, Spotify have told them that the rumours are ‘totally false’. A report in Digital Music News last week claimed that streaming giant Spotify was planning to cut its free ad-funded streaming Read More →

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Say what? Yes, it’s true, according to some sources, Spotify will be (eventually) stopping it’s free streaming service. The popular streaming service which has over 60 million users, most of which are on the streaming platforms free, ad-supported service will soon stop the free service. This price re-form comes at a time when Spotify are Read More →

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Frontman of band Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan voices his opinions on the state of the music industry. Corgan claims the music industry in run by “Feckless Idiots”. “They do not subscribe to the normal tenets of capitalism. Which when they do, the business tends to work out well: stars rise to the top, everybody benefits. Read More →

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Streaming is still causing a stir in the world of online music. Last week I read this blog discussing how Jay Z had pulled his remixes….now it seems that Sony are pulling the all their music and not reaching an agreement with SoundCloud. Sony have pulled artists such as Hozier, Adele, MsMr, Passion Pit and Read More →

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Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper said on Monday that money made from licensing tracks to streaming services like Spotify has exceeded money made from digital downloads sales. “This is an important milestone, and impressive considering the strong double-digit growth is coming on top of an increasingly significant base,” Cooper said. “The rate of this Read More →

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