The online music streaming service SoundCloud has partnered with online digital mastering platform, Landr. For a long time now, SoundCloud has been the go to place for musicians, producers and DJ’s to host their tracks, remixes and DJ sets. Now, they have begun a partnership to bring a bit audio consistency to their platform. Don’t Read More →

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  After Apple Music‘s cheek, it is nice to see that someone out there (good ol’ Swifty) has put their foot down. In 2014, Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify based on the fact that she eflt the streaming service didn’t pay artists fairly. Fast forward to now. Apple Music is announced, another streaming service Read More →

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  In response to Apple’s new service going live, Spotify have announced their user base has reached a massive 75 million monthly active users, 20 million of these are paying premium subscribers. This is a nice rise from the last figures released by the streaming giant, previous figures indicated 60 million active monthly users with Read More →

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  Before the release of the new Apple Music streaming service there were tonnes of blogs and rumored reports on what was going to happen with the service, how much it was going to cost and how they were planning on beating the streaming giant, Spotify. Which is a good point, how are they going Read More →

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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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