#the black keys

The Black Keys Shun Spotify, Other Streaming Services


A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner with a couple of music industry friends -- one who manages a few quite popular bands and another who founded a startup that streams concerts on the web -- and at some point the conversation turned to music streaming services like Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio, Pandora, etc.


Music Labels Win The Battle, Lose the War over Music Clouds

You may have heard that music labels were trying to get "locker" services like Amazon Cloud and whatever Google's doing shut down unless they paid the labels massive chunks of change, kind of like that time Universal tried to demand that they get a royalty for every iPod sold, because, like, music was totally stolen off of the Internet and listened to on iPods, so that's Apple's fault.

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