Description: DJ and producer Kygo reached a billion streams on Spotify faster than any other artist. He’s now selling out arenas across North America, and he hasn’t even released an album. Instead he’s part of the $6 billion EDM industry… a market that’s made up of 20-year-old DJs who embrace the internet. Source: CNN Money Date:… Read more »
Posts Categorized: streaming music
Description: T-Mobile launches “unlimited” streaming plan. T-Mobile CEO John Legere says Google and special interest groups are purposely confusing people about the company’s “Binge On” program. Source: CNN Money Date: January 7, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. In what way does this violate the principles of net neutrality? 2. Is throttling bandwidth the same thing, better,… Read more »
Description: YouTube Music lets you watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog in an app designed for music discovery. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 25, 2015 Today YouTube launched an official music app. With YouTube Music, you’ll get a new experience, designed to make discovering music on YouTube easier. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise,… Read more »
Description: Although some believe traditional cable television is a dying industry, Stingray Digital Group is willing to bet otherwise. Source: Tech Vibes Date: Sept 18, 2015 Montreal’s Stingray Digital Group, still sees a lot of opportunity in traditional television. The company, best known for its audio music television channels, is increasingly expanding into mobile but it still… Read more »
Description: From the boombox to the Polaroid, Laurie Segall takes a look at how classic tech is inspiring today’s innovation. Source: CNN Money Date: March 27, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would you purchase the updated Polaroid? 2. Are you looking forward to seeing the classic Mario Bros. characters on your smartphone?
Description: Claiming to only “break-even” last year, YouTube must find a way to increase profits. Source: Fast Company Date: February 26, 2015 The online video platform remains unprofitable, despite an audience of billions. Read More Questions for discussion: 1. Do you regularly watch YouTube videos? 2. What do you think YouTube could do to boost adult viewership?
Description: Canadians can be liable for a maximum of $5,000 in damages for non-commercial copyright infringement, for example illegally downloading a film, a song or an app. Source: Globe and Mail Date: January 8, 2015 Have you recently downloaded a song, or a movie, or a TV show, from a site or service that didn’t ask for… Read more »
Description: Microsoft has joined the music streaming competition in attempt to gain traction against iTunes and other music providing services. The newest streaming music service will be available on Xbox, mobile and tablet devices. Source: CBC.ca Date: October 15, 2012 Microsoft has launched Xbox Music, a digital music streaming service to take on Apple’s… Read more »