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Entries in music streaming (5)


Streaming Music For Free is online and is free. With more options and services than any other streaming music site on the net. They even have a freesite that you can run yourself. Details are at

Some of the features are;

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New Streaming Service For Underground Music Launches

WASHINGTON, DC, April 29th, 2013 — wants to make underground music mainstream. The startup has officially launched a new Internet service that provides a simple way to play and share underground music.

“It sounds paradoxical because it’s never been possible before,” says co-founder Max Acchione. “The underground has always been the source of musical innovation: blues, jazz, rock, punk, hip-hop, electronic, etc., and being inside it as it happens is exciting. It’s hard to experience because it’s so spread out and recording and distribution have been expensive. That’s why we have a mainstream in the first place. But today, the underground is thriving with affordable recording technology and it can be directly accessed through the Internet on ubiquitous devices.”

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Music, The Distributed Economy

I am an Rdio premium subscriber (switched from Spotify recently), I also use SoundCloud a lot and… I still have to buy music from iTunes. It’s not that I like to own stuff but just sometimes it’s the only way to listen to what I want, like the recent release of Ludovico Einaudi“In a Time Lapse” (which I highly recommend by the way).

Yes, “In a Time Lapse” is available on Spotify, still there is a lot of stuff which is not on Spotify but, for example, on SoundCloud. But that makes me think that there is some cool music which doesn’t hit SoundCloud and so on…

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To Stream or Not to Stream: Pro and Cons

Everyone has heard so much hoopla about streaming and subscription services. Everyone has also heard of Lady Ga Ga . Well, here’s an article every musician needs to read

Lady Ga Ga had over a million spins on Spotify and was paid a whopping $167.00. So who does streaming benefit? It sure isn’t the artists who make the music. Spotify claims it’s loosing money. Since the inception of streams and subscription services, labels and artists have watched their digital income plummet into the toilet. Anyone know a good plumber to retrieve all those “would have been” downloads?

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Is music streaming less threatened by piracy?


This is rather a starting point for a debate than a post of knowledge.

I was wondering: There is a vast amount of piracy sites to download music and movies. There is also a vast amount of illegal movie streaming sites.

Why is there (almost) no illegal music streaming site? The only one coming to my mind is grooveshark but that’s basically it.

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