To Stream or not to Stream, streaming is now the question…

To Stream or not to Stream, streaming is now the question...
Alexander Ljung, CEO of Soundcloud made a statement at this years Midem event that he felt Apple Music was a good thing for the industry. The life cycle of ‘streaming’ is still at a very early stage and he felt that with Apple’s innovative charm and marketing muscle they will be able to reach further and wider than anyone else ...

Aurovine’s music revolution is under way – you can get involved!

Aurovine's music revolution is under way - you can get involved!
Since the dawn of the Napster music file sharing system, the music industry has struggled to cope with technological change. The major labels successfully sued Napster for copyright infringement but failed to recognise the opportunity offered by the technology that Napster developed. In short Napster were able to decentralise the commodity (i.e music tracks) and that ...

Another Pointless Article About Streaming?

One thing you can be sure of almost every week is that there’ll be another article about music streaming sites. They’ll either speak in favour or against but will inevitably have no conclusion about the future direction of the music industry. Depressing isn’t it? Saturday’s article by the masters of materialism Sky is probably the ...

Thom Yorke calls Spotify ‘the last desperate fart of a dying corpse’ 5

Radiohead  & Atoms For Peace frontman Thom Yorke has been reassuringly outspoken in his critique of the music industry for some time now and his latest attack on the troubled Spotify with Mexican website ‘Sopitas’ is no exception. Like this blog has often done in the past, Yorke questions the incestuous relationship and motives between the ...

Thom Yorke removes Music from Spotify…….

All Aurovine artists and fans will be pleased to know that some of us don’t just take it, wont take it……some people let it pass them by but others do actually make a stand and oppose what is wrong. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been the latest in a growing line of music legends to ...

The Spotify, Pandora, iRadio and Google Music Conundrum.

Or more specifically the avoidance of royalties by turning accountability into an over complex, confusing and difficult problem. Is the launch of iRadio about to make things even more confusing? Oh for the days of itunes! Your track was downloaded, apple (and your aggregator) took their cut and you the artist got the tangible residue. ...

New Blog!

It made sense to move our blog to our real domain and so here we are. If you came here from the old blog thanks for visiting. As a starter for 10 I read with interest the new article at The Music Void about the viability of investing in music startups. It’s a very interesting read ...