Streaming

“Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs Of Bob Dylan” Live Stream, Sunday, July 18th,2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2021

smooth like a rhapsody

AEW Star Paul Wight Joins FanRoom Live Sunday March 28th, 2021 4 PM ET

By Jimmy Star | March 11, 2021

the brilliant collaboration of an actor/producer, talent agent and celebrity event producer

Stuck Home Streaming? And The Winner Is Prime Video

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2020

It comes with Amazon Prime

Top Ten Favorite Beatles Songs Per Age Groups According To Spotify

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2016

It turns out that people do not listen to the same Beatle songs regardless of age.

The Fab Four On Streaming Services For Christmas

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2015

According to Billboard, most of them ‘if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week’

Titus Andronicus “The Most Lamentable”: Stream It Here. Also, A First Opinion

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2015

It sounds great but it sounds too much, it overloads you and not in a great way (though certainly in a good way). But I may be wrong, the move between the two parts of the album, from “More Perfect Unions” extended instrumental coda to “Sun Salutations” a capella and then the classic rock thump of “(S)HE SAID/(S)HE SAID” is kinda major stuff… Nobody else can do it.

Streaming On Apple Play Made Simple

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2015

The problem with Apple Play is it makes navigation a little too difficult. The service is a little counter-intuitive. But, the more I use it the easier I find it: just click “New”, use the search, double click “New to start the process again. Save to “My Music” if you want to download it and add to your music, when the merge works it will merge with your own downloaded songs.

Neil Young To Remove His Music From All Streaming Services

By Alyson Camus | July 16, 2015

t’s not because of the money, although my share (like all the other artists) was dramatically reduced by bad deals made without my consent.
It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.

Prince Not All There On Tidal

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2015

I just checked on Itunes Store… they aren’t there either. Does Prince want to protect his copyright so much he doesn’t want to sell the albums at all? It is so very strange, These can’t be albums he isn’t proud of, Crystal Ball alone is better than anything he released this decade. The man is a nutcase, he should put all his music anyway but at least he should sell them.

Stream Paul Weller Live Here At 9pm, Today, Monday, June 15th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2015

Paul Weller is playing the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto today, Monday, June 15th and Yahoo will be live streaming the full concert. Watch LIVE at 9pm EST / 6pm PST exclusively on yahoo.com/live. The stream will be available to view for 24 hrs.

Stream ‘II’, Metz’s New Album

By Alyson Camus | April 28, 2015

It is a wild and abrasive thing, earth-shaking, wall-crumbling, playing with dissonance and twisting around distortion. The first track, ‘Acetate’, sounds like Nirvana meets the Pixies in a hairy bath of testosterone. There is so much rage and passion, such fuzz and buzz that ‘Swimmer’ explodes at your face like a Nepal bomb and ‘Spit You Out’ does exactly this… with disdain and fury.

Indie Musicians Are Not Sold On Tidal And Its ‘New School Plutocrats’

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

We wouldn’t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don’t want to be tribal. I think smaller bands should get paid more for it, too. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don’t think you can complain. A band of our size shouldn’t be complaining. And when they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.’

It’s A War Between Streaming Services To Get Artists

By Alyson Camus | April 13, 2015

We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten

Time And Tidal Wait For No Man

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2015

I have never heard of a business enterprise whose main selling point was more money for the billionaire artists and not a thing for the consumers. What sort of business model is that? There are many things that might concern the average fan, but Beyonce not making enough money isn’t among them.

Let’s Take The Tidal Sound Test

By Alyson Camus | April 5, 2015

There is a very simple test you can do on Tidal, it allows you to play five songs (you don’t pick the songs, and I got the Killers, James Blake, Daft Punk, the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks) using two sound sources A and B. You can switch back and forth between A and B during the short music sample, then determine which of the two is the high fidelity sound source. I was using my Macbook connected to a Logitech speaker system. I paid around $40 for them and they sound okay for me, but I did very badly at the test, I guessed 2 out of 5 correctly!! Not bad? Are they kidding?

Spotify – Goodfellas Linked

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2015

Spotify are the least customer friendly outfit in the world. You gotta problem with their app? Tough luck, go deal with it yourself, they don’t give a rat’s ass. It is one reason they might go under. They just don’t give a damn about the customer, you are simply, on your own.

Van Morrison And Bobby Womack’s “Peace Of Mind” Reviewed (Listen Here)

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2015

the Van-Womack duet is here now and it is wonderful, everything the terrible Michael Buble couldn’t begin to bring to “Real Real Gone”, Womack brings to “Peace Of Mind” -a punchy, upbeat r&b workout with Van and Bobby trading off on lines before bringing it home together.

Bjork (Not) On Spotify

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2015

What is truly disappointing, is Bjork of all people knows how to prove the limitations of streaming by using it, she could have if she wanted it, make the album itself secondary to the overall experience.

Blink 182's Tom DeLonge Compares Streaming Music To Killing Elephants?

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2014

‘I tell people condoning streaming is like condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues. It’s cool to put on your shelf but if you really think about what you’re doing it sucks’

Billy Brag Thinks That Taylor Swift's Decision Is 'A Corporate Power Play'

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

The Taylor Swift controversy continues, and there’s not a day that passes when Taylor and her decision to remove her songs from Spotify isn’t not commented by somebody… if Dave Grohl ‘doesn’t fucking care’ about the whole deal — but his comment is not really relevant to anything — Billy Bragg has now shared his…

Taylor Swift Removes All Her Music From Spotify!!! Uh Oh…

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2014

It doesn’t really matter to me, I own all her stuff any way and if I didn’t and I felt like doing so it would take me two seconds to find it all on some piracy download website, the same one I got the early 1989 release.

Leonard Cohen's "Popular Problems" Streaming On NPR

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2014

It is so great it is the greatness that you find in later period Nabakov, like “Transparent Things” -and it is the ululating completeness of something like a mid-period Nabakov like “The Vane Sisters”. I guess I mean it is eastern European in nature.

STREAM NEW TAYLOR SWIFT SINGLE "Shake It Off" Here (Plus Review, etc…)

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2014

the living breathing embodiment of awesomeness. Catchier than it is humanly possible for a song, I taped it onto my cell and I can’t still stop listening to it. So bubblelicisious it sticks to your fingers and so jumpy you can’t stop moving to it.

Spotify-Viacom Deal A Biggie for The Streaming company

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

It seems to me Spotify have settled themselves after last years somewhat stalled growth (and I still think they have passed on the older generation before they had to), are back to taking over the world of streaming by storm. And I believe this is a future of music distribution (which is what we are discussing, of course

The Most Streamed songs On Spotify July 14th – July 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2014

I guess it is the guy in me, the lover of lists, but I find stuff like Billboard charts and here the Spotify streaing list interesting though, really, what here couldn’t you figure from the Billboard’s singles charts. Iggy, Sam Smith, Ariana, Nico, maybe Sia is a little higher than I thought would be, and maybe “Break Free” broke free a little earlier on Spotify than Billboard but what other surprises?

Jon Bon Jovi Solo Gig For Charity

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2014

It seems like a good deal to me because it is at least one for a good cause and you don’t have to actually go to New Jersey. The last time I did it, for Maria Taylor, the PC kept freezing but I’ve invested my $50 and I will be watching.

Sam Smith comes to Spotify!!!

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2014

Apparently, it has just been made available but I don’t know since there has been no official annoucement. You would have thought Spotify would’ve been all over that announcement and the reason I’m guessing they weren’t isbecause Columbia wouldn’t pay for advertising space and so it snuck in the back door

To Stream or Not To Stream: Morrissey, "World Peace Is None of Your Business"

By Helen Bach | July 8, 2014

I am convinced I will wait. My theory being once July 15th came it would be uneventful. Similar to children peeking at their Christmas gifts and having to feign excitement on the holiday morning- it takes away the magic of it all. I can tell you that in the Morrissey, camp I am the minority.

Spotify Asks The Band Vulfpeck To Remove Their Silent Album

By Alyson Camus | April 27, 2014

Unfortunately, Spotify put its foot down, the little game ended on Friday, and Spotify asked them to remove the album because it was violating its terms of service. Vulfpeck responded to Spotify by posting 3 new tracks of spoken words

The Death Of The Record Album

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2014

In the real world, what everyone from 1D to Marshall Crenshaw has discovered is that they can sell more by breaking up the album into shorted more frequent releases. The single song or four song EP, with a quarterly presence, is a more effective way to sell product.

The Other Side Of This Digital Coin

By Dick Destiny | April 6, 2014

The ideology of any content streaming or distribution on the global networks is one of the foundations of disruptive innovation and what’s now called the sharing economy. This sharing economy is one in which the holders of the internet gateways and services get all the share and everyone else gets shit.

Communism And Streaming

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2014

This manifests itself as a callousness, a neglectfulness, about the music people listen to. Since they don’t own the music, they don’t have anything invested in it. There interest is as limited as somebody who is spending a coupla nights in a Days Inn

Spotify Is Now Spending More Than $9 Million In Rent Per Year For Its NY Headquarters

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2014

So why are they spending so much money for their headquarters when they pay artists $0.012 per stream or something of this order? I will never understand the financial world and the Wall Street culture

Beats Music is Real

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2014

The problem with a Superbowl buy is however memorable it is, nobody will remember a week from now. They are much better off spending their money judicially. But, of course, this is about impressing their backers, though why wasting money would embrace anybody is beyond me.

ITunes Radio One Billion Streams In First Month

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2013

The difference between streaming and buying music, is not the difference between renting and buying a house, it is the difference between enjoying what you own when you’re alive and losing it when you die and believing you are gonna take it with you.

More About Led Zeppelin

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2013

So altogether, I wasn’t thrilled by the band but listening to Zep 1 – 4 plus Houses Of The Holy and the incredible Physical Graffiti, I must admit I think punk has something to answer for, while it is true that all six albums dropped pre punk still it was punk that made them obsolote with one amphetemine sneer from Johnny Rotten’s lips.

Catalogs On Spotify!

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2013

At the moment you can stream just about everything Pink Floyd have ever released though the Led Zep availability is still in its infancy, only the first four albums are up and, oddly enough, with “Immigrant Song”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Black Dog”, “Immigrant Song”, “Stairway To Heaven”, and “Misty Mountain Hop” missing.

Spotify Is Now Free On Your Mobile Device

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2013

They will see their music freely distributed on every iPhone and iPad of the planet without being concerted. The new free Spotify mobile streaming service will launch on December 11th, just on time for Christmas.

What Spotify Mean When They Claim They Are Paying On A Cost Per Stream Basis

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2013

We all thought that Spotify were paying something like six cents per 1000 streams and maybe it works out that much but it isn’t that simple. The reason is that Spotify’s Revenue and not the amount of streams is the starting place

A Music Streaming Service On TV?

By Alyson Camus | November 30, 2013

It is simply not what we have been trained to, turn on the TV to listen to music? What a crazy idea if there is no image. We have our computers, iPods and iPhones, why the hell would I turn on the TV to stare at a blue screen while listening to some has-been band of the 80s?

How Streaming Is Killing Indie Labels And Their Musicians

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2013

The indies need to organize themselves into one voice and pull their music off all streaming services till their music can be renegotiated. They need to drop their major label distribution deals and start together as one voice.

George Jones Archives On Spotify

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2013

In practice it is all about the music and the ability to pull a hundred Jones albums with a click is heaven. It is a miracle of science. I am so happy and Spotify aren’t finished yet. Within five years they will be a major archival resource for George Jones recordings

Musicians For An Ethical and Sustainable Internet

By Helen Bach | September 9, 2013

I stand firm in supporting the little guy. I couldn’t see not paying for their work when they literally mortgage their parents home for a dream. But there will never be a day when I pay for The Stones or The Beatles.

Bustin' A Move On The Move, Mobile Audio Consumption Hits Record Highs

By Helen Bach | May 15, 2013

I Heart Radio is fun, but the repetition is horrific. Honestly, it’s like playing a mixed tape over and over all day til you fucking hate every song you hear cuz you’ve heard it 30 times

Do We Need More Of Them? YouTube And Amazon To Launch Streaming Music Services Too?

By Alyson Camus | March 22, 2013

I thought Spotify wasn’t making money, so will this new service be more lucrative? Will it kill Spotify in the US? Most teenagers go to YouTube, and there’s no doubt in my mind they will pick it over the Swedish company if they have the choice

Apple In Talk With Record Labels To Launch A New Streaming Radio Service

By Alyson Camus | September 10, 2012

The speculation is that it will be free with ads like the other services but also linked to iTunes. Still some people wonder why Apple even bothers with such a service, tons of app for internet radios (Last.fm, Pandora, AOL Radio,…)

David Cook Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2011

heated and trviliazed

Jackie Evancho Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2011

a murderous dwarf

The Big C Is Streaming At My House

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2011

a buncha people you’ve never heard and never want to

Flogging Molly Is Streaming AT My house

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2011

very lite