Streaming Struggles: The Uphill Battle for Music Artists to Make Revenue

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In the digital age, streaming platforms have revolutionized music consumption, offering unprecedented accessibility to listeners worldwide. These platforms have opened up new avenues for exposure and fan engagement for many music artists. However, a stark reality often remains hidden behind the beats and rhymes—the ongoing struggle for artists to make a fair revenue from streaming. […]

A$AP Rocky’s ‘Live.Love.A$AP.’ Mixtape Coming To Streaming Services

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A$AP Rocky’s Live.Love.A$AP‘ is headed to streaming platforms.  Visit for more information Over the weekend, Rocky announced that his breakout mixtape is coming to streaming services to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project.  Featuring the standout hits like “Peso,” “Wassup” and “Brand New Guy,” the project will also include a brand new bonus […]

Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ Album Marks Singer’s Intro to Streaming

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Days ahead of the 20th anniversary of her passing, Aaliyah’s One In a Million album is available for streaming for the first time. Aaliyah’s entire catalog will soon arrive on streaming. To commemorate her lasting legacy, Spotify will be releasing the entirety of Aaliyah’s catalog over the next few weeks. Visit for more information […]

Travis Scott & Kid Cudi’s “THE SCOTTS” Break Spotify’s Global Streaming Record

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Just after it’s debut two days ago, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s new single, “The Scotts” is making waves and breaking records on Spotify. The song originally was used in Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert set and is now available on all music retail platforms. Visit for more information With currently trending artwork by […]

People Will Pay More for Streaming But Listen to Less Music During COVID-19

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In a new report titled, “COVID-19: Tracking the impact on the Entertainment Landscape,” MRC Data and Nielsen Music found that 60% of the U.S. population is engaging with more entertainment. Visit for more information Basically, quarantine got us all staying occupied with media. However, data shows that TV, movies and social media all rank […]

Tekashi and YNW Melly Got 1B Streams Each on Spotify While Behind Bars


Two of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars reached a billi while behind bars in 2019. Visit for more information Tekashi 6ix9ine and YNW Melly have both been streamed a billion times on Spotify, which was reviewed at the end of the year and posted on DJ Akademiks IG page. Tekashi held it down with 61 million […]

Spotify Ending Beta Program For Independent Artists Uploading Music

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Spotify’s nearly year-long experiment of letting independent artists upload original music is coming to an end. Spotify announced on Monday that they’ll be ending the beta program at the end of July. Visit for more information The music streaming service also revealed new plans to better serve independent artists that came about through feedback […]

Nicki Minaj Adds Tekashi 6ix9ine Collaboration, ‘FEFE’ to ‘Queen’


After Kanye West promised that “Ima fix wolves” after The Life of Pablo was released, updating an album after it dropped has become a common practice in Hip Hop. Nicki Minaj announced that she was going to fix the introduction to her album but considering that she already released the visuals, it may stay as […]

Netflix Raises Its Subscription Prices (Again)

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Netflix’s prince went up, again. Visit for more information The streaming service is raising prices for middle and top-tier U.S. subscribers on November 4th. According to Mashable, those who pay $9.99/mo. will now pay $10.99/mo., and those who have the $11.99/mo. premium plan will pay $13.99/mo. But good news for subscribers with the basic $7.99/mo. plan: The […]

These Are The New Titles Coming to Netflix for April 2016

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Spring has sprung ladies and gentleman. Since April is notoriously a wet month, there will surely be Netflix nights in the near future. Stanley Kubrick‘s classics 2001: A Space and A Clockwork Orange will be available to stream on Netflix next month a long with V for Vendetta, The Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River Minions and more. The streaming service will also debut two new original series, Ashton Kutcher‘s sitcom The […]

All 3 Of Jay Z’s Blueprint Albums Have Been Removed From Spotify

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The streaming wars between Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and others has been a major point of contention in the music world over the past 18 months, with major artists opting to release their content exclusively to the highest bidder. Drake scored a multi-million deal with Apple Music in 2015, just months after Jay Z became […]

After A Year In Beta, YouTube Music Is Here

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With platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora absolutely crushing the streaming game, YouTube Music is the next to enter the ring. Visit for more information After a year in beta, the app is now available to iPhone and Android owners, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. For YouTube’s take on rivaling the […]

Digital Music Revenues Match Physical Sales For 1st Time In 2015 IFPI Report

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Digital music revenues matched physical sales for the first time in 2014 due to strong growth in the streaming market Visit for more information According to the newly released edition of IFPI’s (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) annual Digital Music Report, the digital market rose 6.9% to $6.9 billion representing 46% of all […]

Apple Requesting Exclusive Tunes To Boost Beats Music Sales


In the increasingly crowded world of music providers, Apple is looking to distinguish themselves from their competition by asking artists for exclusives streaming deals. Visit for more information The recent request from Apple to major music artists is an effort to help their streaming music arm, which is Beats Music. Since it was bought […]