Beats Music's launch in the United States provides a good opportunity to reflect on the state of streaming music. As a major brand has entered the on-demand subscription business, here are five main themes that characterize the streaming business.
The explosive growth of streaming revenues raises an important question: How much attention should be given to per-stream royalties paid by digital services when these services are leading to overall growth?
On-demand music subscription services are lining up on either side of advertising. Three-year-old Rdio, often overlooked in a market filled with well-known brands, is betting advertising is the key to its growth.
Artists and record labels won't have to wait so long between SoundExchange royalty checks. This month the Washington D.C. performing rights organization will begin paying royalties monthly rather than quarterly to member artists, labels and rights holders that have elected to receive electronic payments.