Welcome to South Korea, Where Apple Music and Spotify Hardly Exist

Most people in South Korea prefer streaming their favorite music through YouTube — hands down. A new study from the Korea Internet Corporations Association, an internet business body, has found that fans prefer streaming their favorite music on YouTube.  By an absolute landslide. In its ‘Mobile Service User Behavior Survey,’ 43% respondents said YouTube was […]

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Breaking: Recording Academy President Neil Portnow Accused of Diverting Funds from the MusiCares Charity

Recording Academy chairman and president Neil Portnow is in broiling water once again — this time for diverting funds.  But are these just accusations from a disgruntled ex-employee? Neil Portnow, president and chairman the Recording Academy, is now facing allegations diverting funds away from the organization’s MusiCares Foundation.  According to accusations surfacing today (Wednesday), Portnow steered […]

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Past Its Peak? Worldwide EDM Sales Drop 2% to $7.3 Billion

Are the surge years EDM over?  Or is this once-underground genre simply bleeding into the mainstream? The electronic dance music market has been surging for the past 10+ years, booming in the North American market. However, the global electronic music business slipped by 2 percent in 2017 to $7.3 billion, down from $7.4 billion the […]

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R. Kelly's Plays Actually *Increase* After Spotify's Playlist Ban – Digital Music News

Spotify’s move to ban R. Kelly from their curated playlists may have missed the mark — but that only depends on what the initial objective really was. The world’s largest music subscription streaming service took a stand against R. Kelly earlier this month.  In light the 51-year-old’s multiple sexual assault lawsuits — the most recent was filed a few […]

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