The Worst Part of the Streaming Era — for Artists and Fans
You haven’t fully experienced an album until you’ve held it in your hands.
What Should Indie Artists Do When Spotify Doesn’t Pay?
Esthero released a single on streaming services; too bad streaming services don't pay sh*t.
SIIMBA Breaks Down Streaming Advances as an Indie Rapper
"If you’re smart, any time you get larger sums of money, you can reinvest that towards things that make you more money."
Why Consistency Is the Greatest Achievement in the Streaming Era
It’s the mark of a dedicated artist; an artist unafraid of monetary fears and label pressures.
From Limewire to Apple Music: How Searching for Music Has Changed
And not necessarily for the better.
Music Streaming Services are Trying to Screw Songwriters
The rates that songwriters and publishers receive have always lagged behind the rates paid to recording artists and master owners.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: Only Artists Are Complaining About Streaming
"Understand, everybody didn't go to the store and buy records, but everybody's got a phone."
How to Release a Project In the Streaming Era on a Minimal Budget
A guest editorial by independent singer-songwriter and producer Spree Wilson.
"The Streaming Era Is F**king Exhausting": A Response
People don’t blame an all-you-can-eat buffet for providing too much food. We blame the person for overeating.
SoundCloud Rap Is "No Longer a Thing," Cole Bennett Says
“I don't think anyone coming out now is a SoundCloud rapper.”
Spotify for Artists Program Reveals Number of Playlist Submissions
These numbers are exciting for indie acts, but they're also a bit misleading.
Chance The Rapper Missed Out on $20 Million Apple Music Deal
“If ['Coloring Book'] was [finished] on time, I would’ve got 20 million.”
Trying to Make Sense of the Double Album in the Streaming Era
The double album might seem counterintuitive to the world of streaming, but artists like Drake are proving it still has a place.
Hit Songwriter Shaun Frank on the Reality of Streaming: “The Best Model Right Now Is to Be the Artist”
Despite a new ruling to increase songwriters’ streaming pay by nearly 50%, they’re still drawing the short end of the artistic stick.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” Breaks US Spotify Record for Most Streams in One Day
Maybe it was... God's plan?
Russ on Passing 1.1 Billion Spotify Streams: "A Trillion is Possible"
"I wrote, produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered one billion streams on Spotify."
273 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists Ranked by Monthly Spotify Listeners (January 2018)
From Post Malone to Young Nudy, here's every hip-hop artist over 1 million monthly listeners, ranked.
Joey Bada$$'s Debut Mixtape '1999' Will Be Added to Streaming Services
"I’ve heard the prayers."