Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Business Matters: Why Spotify Bought The Echo Nest

Business Matters: Why Spotify Bought The Echo Nest

Spotify's acquisition of The Echo Nest signals the growing importance of data in the music business as context, rather than content, becomes king. Can algorithms solve the industry's doldrums?
Beats Music Buys Topspin

Beats Music Buys Topspin

Beats Music on Tuesday announced it is acquiring Topspin Media, a platform that lets artists sell merchandise and albums directly to fans.
50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans.

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