Do Major Labels Want Streaming to Kill Off Sales?

In a very thought provoking article, Moses Avalon discusses why he thinks the major labels won’t mind if digital sales die in favor of payments from streaming services such as Rdio, Spotify Last.fm etc… Tortured album sales (which inched ahead since 2010 with the death of the two biggest illegal P2P services: Limewire and Kazaa) has inspired cost-cutting in the supply chain, thus reducing royalties and fees paid to music...

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Metaliica is now on Spotify and Ulrich makes-up with Sean Parker
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Metaliica is now on Spotify and Ulrich makes-up with Sean Parker

Lars Ulrich of Metallica has just told the world his band is embracing streaming and all of its music is now available on Spotify. Lars famously raged against Napster and helped get it sued out of existence. But now he’s on stage with Napster founder Sean Parker and they seem to have worked it out. Lars says “But when [Sean Parker and I] saw each other a few months ago, we could see that we had been put as adversaries but we had much...

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Spotify: Music isn’t that Social

The new features announced by music service Spotify on Thursday constitute its biggest and best product upgrade since launch, plugging its worst, most lingering hole with exciting aplomb after several unimpressive attempts. But, whilst the new functionality helps solve Spotify’s music discovery problem with features familiar to “social” platform users (and executes an enhanced version of iTunes’ recently-retired Ping service more...

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