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Beyond the Hype – Will All Musicians Benefit from Jay-Z’s TIDAL?

Monday Jay-Z’s newly acquired TIDAL streaming music service pulled back the curtain on its relaunch, but just a little bit. As predicted, TIDAL is adding a compressed music service, competing with the likes of Spotify, to accompany its lossless CD-quality HiFi service. The compressed service is $9.99 a month, while the lossless version is double […]

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CASH Music supports musicians with open source technology & events

Lately I’ve been thinking about the important relationship between independent musicians and independent radio. This was sparked by attending TechFest NW in September–an adjunct to MusicFest NW–where I also learned about CASH Music, a Portland-based non-profit building open source tools to help musicians connect with their audiences, online and off. Co-executive director Jesse Von Doom […]

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Radio should pay & no consensus on Spotify: Impressions from day 1 of the Future of Music Summit

Fighting off as-yet-undiagnosed intermittent internet issues I still managed to watch a good portion of several Monday sessions from the Future of Music Summit in Washington, DC. While I cannot report substantially on any one session, I can give my overall impressions of the day. It seems like there were three major recurring themes: 1. […]

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Indie stations and indie musicians working together? An immodest proposal

This piece originally appeared in our free weekly email newsletter, the Radio Survivor Bulletin. Sign up now to get a digest of important and insightful links and commentary about the future of radio. I’ve been giving some thought to the relationship between musicians and radio. In particular, I’m interested in independent artists and labels and […]

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