Posts Tagged ‘Spotify’

Wednesday: Chat With Emily White and Lindsay Zoladz About Streaming, Piracy, and, um, Emily White

For last week's cover story, Lindsay Zoladz wrote about former NPR intern Emily White, and what it's like to sit at the eye of an Internet shit storm. White became, as Zoladz wrote, "the most controversial D.C. intern since Monica Lewinsky" after penning a blog post for NPR titled "I Never Owned Any Music to Begin [...]

Everybody’s Doing It, So Why Can’t We? On NPR, David Lowery, Travis Morrison, and Paying for Music

There's a culture war going on right now, and it has nothing to do with gay marriage. If you're a music nerd, a music-maker, or a Facebook friend of either kind of person, you've probably seen a link to a recent blog piece by NPR intern Emily White in which she explains how she acquired [...]

Indies Drop Spotify, and Spotify Responds

For this week's dead-tree City Paper, I wrote about the anxieties many independent artists and labels feel about streaming applications like Spotify—and why, despite the insignificant royalties, they're tolerating those services.
Well, not all of them are tolerating Spotify. In an email today, David Andler of Baltimore distributor Morphius Records tells me that Philly label Exotic [...]

Kicking and Streaming: Why Indies Tolerate Spotify’s Minuscule Royalties

“Hello, this is John Maus. Please listen to my new album on Spotify.” Direct and chipper, the in-house advertisement was nevertheless an ominous thing to hear between songs this week, a few days after the Minnesota electro-pop singer created an indie-rock controversy by telling Pitchfork he’s glad so many record stores “have little ‘closed’ signs on [...]

The Future of Music Summit, Summarized

How do you catch Craig Finn, Damian Kulash, and T. Bone Burnett all in the same day without getting overpowered by the B.O. of thousands of sweaty music-fest attendees? You put on your sport coat, grab your laptop, and head to The Future of Music Coalition's annual summit in D.C., of course. At least, that's [...]

Arts Roundup: Rabbit Hole Edition

*Nobody seems to be able to get through a review of Alice in Wonderland without invoking a rabbit-hole metaphor. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday likes it, though.
*The Washington Post's Monica Hesse profiles Cruella DeVille. Wait, I'm sorry, that's bestselling romance writer Danielle Steele. Apparently she has a pretty great sense of humor.
*The battle over the [...]