On Spotify's Fifth Birthday, Radiohead's Thom Yorke Calls It a "Fart"

After five short years on this planet, Spotify's managed what was once thought impossible, legitimising the music streaming business model and turning a generation of dyed-in-the-wool pirates into legal, paid-for music fans. But there's no pleasing some people, as Radiohead's Thom Yorke has once again attacked the service, and on its fifth birthday to boot. Read More >>

Neil Young Unveils His New Pono Music Player

Neil Young has been banging on for some time about his dreams for hi-res digital music. Now, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, he's unveiled his new music player: Pono. Read More >>

Digital Music Takes Over, But the Best Is Yet to Come

Digital music in the UK is finally making more money than its physical counterparts, thanks to income on streaming services doubling at the start of 2012. It's a huge milestone -- but can it last, and will today's streaming apps support the demands of music fans tomorrow? Read More >>

The Slow and Delicious Death of Music Piracy

Digital music revenue is up by a quarter; subscription services are booming and UK artists are smashing records in the US charts. After a decade of limitless piracy, why the sudden turnaround? Read More >>

How Auto-Tune and Digital Recording Suck the Life Out Of Music

For the bedroom musician, recording was a pain until software gave them an option that was fast, flexible and sonically indistinguishable to the untrained ear. Read More >>

Why It Doesn't Matter That Coldplay's Not Streaming Its Mylo Xyloto Album on Spotify

According to reports, Coldplay's record label EMI is "a little embarrassed" about Coldplay's decision to ban the streaming of its latest album, Mylo Xyloto, on any streaming sites -- including Spotify. Disregarding the fact that Coldplay has gone downhill since A Rush of Blood to the Head and that Chris Martin is Devon's answer to Bono, the band's decision won't change album sales. Here's why: Read More >>


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