Releases from Ty Segall, Smog, and Silver Jews are now on Spotify, TIDAL, and more.
“They killed it by insisting on charging two to three times as much for the high-res files as for MP3s,” claims the legendary singer-songwriter.
A track-by-track primer on the ins and outs of the forthcoming public offering.
The timing of the filing indicates that the IPO could be announced by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
Rapid declines in the number of downloaded songs have prompted the hastened timeline.
“Simplicity is where music is at,” says guitarist The Edge. “It’s tight. There’s no half-baked ideas.”
Iovine says the margins are “too thin” for music streaming alone to be a profitable business.
And, at least for this writer, it was freakily accurate.
Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu, is the first offering from the new streaming partners.
According to TMZ, West says he’s owed money and TIDAL says they’re owed content.
As a new experiment, they’re allowing record companies to sponsor songs in the playlists of free-tier users.
The AAC audio format is officially the new gold standard.