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Up Next for Apple: Emerging Musicians

Up Next for Apple: Emerging Musicians

Apple Inc. has unveiled Up Next, a program to give emerging artists a public platform, via one months’ exposure across various Apple Music platforms. The first artist to go Up Next is Atlanta’s 6lack, a 24-year-old singer whose debut album, Free6lack, was released in November. Born Ricardo Valdez Valentine, his stage name is pronounced “black.” Apple today released a […]

Geiger Counters Conventional Wisdom

Geiger Counters Conventional Wisdom

WME head of music Marc Geiger engaged music attorneys — and artist Dave Matthews — over lunch with his five point presentation on the future of the record industry. The big takeaway: yes, the music biz has bounced back thanks to paid subscription services, but the current bump is small change compared to the riches […]

Tidal Offers Master Class

Tidal Offers Master Class

Music service Tidal this week begins providing MQA  audio to subscribers, promising a “studio-quality” sound streaming experience for subscribers to its Tidal HiFi package. The MQA, or Master Quality Authenticated, experience will be available only via desktop app, to those who pay $19.99 a month for Tidal HiFi. The MQA streams will be 96 kHz/24 bit, about double the standard Tidal HiFi […]

‘Fantastic 4’ Score on Spotify

‘Fantastic 4’ Score on Spotify

The Phillip Glass-Marco Beltrami score for Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four is available for streaming on Spotify. The film hits theaters this weekend from 20th Century Fox. “What we were trying to achieve musically was the spirit of curiosity and innocence,” Beltrami told TheFilmStage.com. “We were inspired by the film’s scientific exploration from the point of […]