Apple Music and American Airlines Bring Streaming to Flights

Apple Music and American Airlines Bring Streaming to Flights

Beginning this month, you can tune into Apple Music whilst flying on any domestic American Airlines flight. As long as its equipped with Viasat Satellite Wi-Fi. No in-flight purchase, no paid for Wi-Fi service needed. All you need is a device capable of logging into an Apple Music account. If you don’t have a subscription, you can sign up for one after connecting to free in-flight WiFi. This way you can set up an account…

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ The Most Streamed Song From 20th Century

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ The Most Streamed Song From 20th Century

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been named as the most streamed song from the 20th Century. Released in 1975 the song has stood the test of time and grown in popularity with a younger audience as well as those who were around for its’ release. The movie of the same name was released this year which undoubtedly has had an impact on the songs streaming success, with the movie bringing in over $600 million at the box…

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Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced findings that approximately 38% of global music consumers access their music through illegal means. Results were found by looking into 20 of the world’s biggest music markets, including the United Kingdom. Music is more accessible than it ever has been as of 2018 but this has not stopped those who wish to pirate music from doing so. Breaking down the piracy, you’ll find 32% of…

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You can now download up to 10,000 on Spotify

You can now download up to 10,000 on Spotify

We all know that music is now not just a universal language or the most powerful tool for change, but even more crucially the saviour of awkward social situations. No longer do we have to face the interminable turmoil of interacting with those around us, or the awkward exchanges between you and that long forgotten “friend”. Whether we are on our daily commute, nipping to the shops, or off to see people we genuinely DO…

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Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

As prolific and secretive about his appearance in music as Banksy is in the art world, Richard D. James (much better known as Aphex Twin) is a regular when discussing incredible electronic music (sometimes called Intelligent Dance Music). He is the co-founder of Rephlex Records, and is perhaps best known for the 1999 track ‘Windowlicker’. It peaked at number 16 in the UK singles chart at the time. After his 2001 release ‘Drukqs’, he (or…

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Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

For those amongst you that thought Streaming. (with all it’s free-tier ‘value for money’ goodness) Would bring an end to piracy. I’m afraid you’re going to have to think again. New research released from the Intellectual Property Office and PRS for Music sheds light on just how many people are abusing: new websites, apps and piracy software to take streamed content services. It is claimed by record labels that this method, known as ‘stream-ripping’, is…

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Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

This looks bad. Real bad. But is it? Apple, one of the newer players in the world of online digital music streaming. Are reportedly coming to the end of long licensing deals with record labels for both Apple Music and iTunes. With sources at Bloomberg saying that these are done by June. The big three labels are Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. All be in negotiations with the streaming services over how…

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