Streaming has taken over music. Long gone are the days of CDs & individual album purchases. Many have let this go in favor of paying flat monthly fees for access to an unlimited amount of music. While definitely appealing to many music-lovers, there is one place that streaming hasn’t begun to dominate: Africa.

There are numerous reasons why streaming isn’t as popular in Africa. First of all, there are fewer big players in the market. Most streaming services aren’t available in all African countries, with many only being available in a select few. For example, Spotify is currently only available…

A lot has happened over the past year. One of the most dramatic things has been the sudden rise of TikTok. The platform has become one of the most popular social media apps, now with an atmosphere full of its own trends and influencers. Initially known for its dance videos, music has been central to TikTok since its beginning.

Nowadays, the platform has considerable sway over the music industry. Going viral on TikTok has taken songs from relative obscurity to the charts. This has been one of the craziest things about TikTok: it is unpredictable. Neither artists, labels, nor creators…

Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc. These are all platforms we know and love. They let us listen to not only our favorite artists but all artists for pennies. Great right? Not so much. Musicians themselves tend to be the big losers.

Musicians in the streaming era make much less than they used to. At first, this doesn’t seem to make sense. If we are all paying streaming service fees monthly, where is the money going? Let’s break it down. When you pay your monthly streaming fee, the first cut of that money goes to the creators of the platform your…

The music industry has been blown wide open. In the past, rising talent had to go through a web of A&Rs, talent agencies, and more. Nowadays, the internet has liberated this process entirely. DJ duo CamelPhat are just one example of the ever-changing skill of finding talent.

Camelphat are starting an entirely new label. Whats interesting though is how they plan to find talent. The pair are just using an email and Soundcloud links. Once artists send work for submission, the pair listen to every single one themselves! …

Apple Music Replay is finally here! As of now, you can go back and see your most-played songs from 2020. The playlist of 100 songs gives you an instant snapshot of your favorites. Spotify has been known for their year-in-review analysis’ every December but Apple now has something special of their own.

While comparable to Spotify’s playlist, Apple’s creation has some unique features. First of all, Apple Music’s replay playlist is meant to be used year-round. The playlist updates every sunday, making it more dynamic than spotify’s. Spotify does have the upper hand in regards to share-ability. Spotify’s wrapped review…

Apple music, spotify….. And doppler? Doppler is getting a huge update that will give us music lovers another avenue to enjoy our favorite tunes.

Doppler is a music app that is serious about keeping it all about music. The app aims to be minimalist and stays true to this ideal by having absolutely no podcasts, audiobooks or movies. Design is intended to emphasize album artwork and metadata. Many doppler users love it because of its laser-focus on music.

Doppler’s big update comes packed with features that fans have been asking for. First of all, Doppler is getting IOS siri support…

With concerts being gone for the past year, music lovers are finding new avenues to connect and enjoy the artists they love with others. One of the more promising platforms for this is a new app called Turntable.

Turntable describes itself as a virtual music lounge. The app aims to be a shared space where DJs and casual listeners can go to enjoy music together. On the app, users can discover new music together, promote music, or even just dance. In addition, the app aims to be a place where music fans with similar taste can meet one another.

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It is 2021 and we are still in the Coronavirus pandemic. While everyone still does their best to social distance and wash their hands, some events are optimizing themselves in order to continue during the pandemic. Recently the Country Music awards have come out with their plan to have their show and they just might set the blueprint for other award ceremonies moving forward.

The award show is going to be formatted similarly to its 2020 showing. Instead of being held in one venue, the award show will take place in three different venues. The Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman…

The 80s were great for numerous reasons. The eccentric outfits. The wacky hairdos. Most importantly, the amazing music. A recent study has found that 80s music still resonates with us, as it was crowned as being the best music for reducing stress.

The study was done by a Turkish surgical center that surveyed about 1,500 adults. Each participant was asked to undergo various mental stress tests where different types of music over different time periods were compared. 80s pop put the most participants at ease. …

Is the quickest way to your heart through your ears? A new dating app Vinylly believes so! The world of dating apps has expanded exponentially these past few years and it just got a little bigger.

The new app Vinylly is made for music lovers. Using an algorithm, the app matches users based on their music preferences. The app takes Spotify data and combs through your account to figure out your tastes. Afterward, the new users take a quick survey. This survey has you enter things like your most recent concert, favorite artist, and first music purchase.

The app is…

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