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by: Mitchell Rose Mar 1, 2021 According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) year-end report, United States recorded music revenues grew 9.2% in 2020 to $12.2 billion. The largest driver of the growth was streaming services, which accounted for 83% of reported revenues. Physical music sales were the next largest income source providing […]

by: Mitchell Rose Feb 23, 2021 Spotify has announced plans to offer high fidelity (HiFi) music streaming for subscribers. The HiFi option, which will begin in select markets later this year, will be a paid upgrade. Pricing and exact roll out dates have not yet been made public. HiFi streaming is defined by Spotify as […]

by: Rugby Scruggs Feb 10, 2021 Apple Music has debuted a new platform designed to emphasize key members of Africa’s rapidly expanding electronic dance music community. Isgubhu, derived from a Zulu word for “beat,” will spotlight and curate playlists of African electronic music sub-genres ranging from the funky techno-inspired Gqom to the house music variant […]

by: Dancing Astronaut Staff Nov 4, 2020 Artists and labels will soon have another promotional tool on Spotify to get music in front of more users—after the streaming giant gets its cut, of course. On Monday, November 2, the platform announced a new feature, “Discovery Mode,” appearing in Spotify’s Radio and Autoplay features upon launch. […]

by: Dancing Astronaut Staff Oct 23, 2020 Luckily most of our favorite artists were able to quickly pivot to livestreaming in the wake of COVID-19’s global shutdowns. Of course deadmau5 was already waiting there when everyone else hastily shifted to online platforms, but that’s because he’s made a career out of his unrivaled tech-savviness. One […]

by: Dancing Astronaut Staff Oct 6, 2020 Spotify‘s search feature now comes in handy for those tip-of-the-tongue moments, encouraging users to search by lyrics with the streaming giant’s latest tech update. The new function was announced via Twitter and is already available for use. The new function comes as a seamless update to the Spotify […]