Many sites empower users to make micropayments to creators. China's Tencent Music already has a massive tip-like program returning revenue to artists. Based on a recent earnings call, Spotify wants to get into this business, as well. Exactly how they'll do it, however, remains a question.
Warner Music Group continues to enjoy growth fueled by streaming, with revenue reaching $1.06 billion for the three-month period ended June 30, making for a handsome 10.4% increase over the $958 million recorded in the corresponding year-earlier period.
Lance Liddle poses the question, “The New New Jazz Couriers?”
After delaying the sale of Universal Music Group, Vivendi is now auctioning off a small chunk of the major label to Tencent.
Jazz Views’ Nick Lea writes, “Quite simply this album is top notch... it doesn't get much better than this.”
With his lost 1985 album Rubberband out in September, and the 50th anniversary of In a Silent Way – released this week – we count down the jazz icon’s finest moments. The Guardian’s John Fordham shares his perspective.
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
Bebop Spoken Here’s Lance Liddle writes, “Every so often a CD comes along that jumps the queue and this is just such a one.”
All About Jazz’s Roger Farbey whites, “With its strong tunes and consummate performances, the thoroughly excellent Move consolidates Richardson's position as a genuine rising star in the jazz firmament.”