Tuesday's relaunch of Jay Z's TIDAL music service was short on details, but long on star power and symbolism. While only Alicia Keys spoke, here is the declaration that each artist signed on stage during the event.
UPDATE 2: Jay Z unveiled his streaming music service TIDAL at a star studded event on Tuesday. As expected, the emphasis was on exclusive content and hi-def sound, but artist control and ownership were also a key part of the message.
Plausibly confirming a previously speculated meeting prior to the GRAMMYs, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Kanye West, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, and Coldpay's Chris Martin were featured in Jay Z's Tidal teaser video.
Numerous songwriter and composer guilds from around the world have joined forces in an open letter directed toward the American Music Publishing Community regarding the ongoing debate surrounding publishing rights.
Social marketers are concerned with Facebook’s organic reach and ways to adjust messaging strategies to reach the biggest audience. Hootsuite has published a step by step guide to maximizing your Facebook page.
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released an infographic to help illustrate the importance of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) and how they're being used in today's music industry.
Jay Z is set to relaunch the TIDAL streaming music service he just bought for $56 million later today. But ahead of the announcement a plethora of musicians, many so famous that they can be identified by a single word, are already declaring their support.
Has the conversation about streaming music services changed in recent years? Has music's future entered the absolute present? If so, how did music execs and indie artists react. Kyle Bylin, a tech writer and user researcher, explores all of these interestingquestions in his latest essay.
Fender is removing the headache and hassle of touring on an emerging artist's budget by providing musicians with gear, transportation, and tour support as part of it's newly launched Fender Accelerator Tour.
That tech people and music people live inside rarified bubbles should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. If you’ve ever set foot in Silicon Valley, or Brooklyn, or Silver Lake, you know just what I’m talking about — young, over-educated people jabbering on about a hot new app or band
In an increasingly competitive sector,music streamers are looking for new ways to attract and keep users. It will be interesting to see if Rdio's new 20+ stations curated by indie and major record labels find an audience, but they certainly should keep their label partners engaged.
Social messaging apps of all varieties - text, photo, video and even music - are the current darlings of venture capitalists. If the app is a hit, it can grab huge numbers of users quickly at minimal cost. Once you've attracted users, anything is possible. Just ask Google... and as of today Diddy.
Time is money, especially when you're a musician. You can't waste time trying to figure out the most effective ways to juggle the creative and business elements of being in a band, so you need to rely on time-saving tools and apps to keep your band functioning and organized.
Publishers have expressed their increasing intent to bypass ASCAP and BMI to cut direct deals with digital music services. Now organizations representing a broad spectrum of songwriters are questioning the deals. Notably absent from the signatories to their open letter is the North American Publishers Association.