Tag Archives: YouTube

Watch the horror behind click farms

Posted by on November 15, 2018

  As Threatin pointed out, it’s quite simple to generate a following as well as build nonexistent companies and bands. With sites such as SocialBoss, you can add as many followers, likes, comments on nearly every social media platform. For only $29.99, you can purchase 1000 YouTube likes and for only $199.99, you can become […]

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Are your days of streaming music for free coming to an end?

Posted by on August 24, 2017

If you want to listen to music from a band without buying their album, you probably do one of two things – look the band/song/album up on YouTube or go to Spotify to check it out without paying anything. And while that’s not going to change just yet, an article suggests that in a few […]

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Streaming rates for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube shared, and you’re not getting rich

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Although we run our Metal by Numbers column every week, it only tells a small part of the story as far as record sales. It’s no secret that many music listeners have switched over to streaming. One major advantage to streaming services is that any band can sign with a service like Tunecore and be up […]

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YouTube launching pay channel, YouTube Red, next week

Posted by on October 21, 2015

Isn’t it annoying to go to watch a video or song on YouTube to have to sit through a commercial? The streaming video service hopes you’re so annoyed by it that you’re willing to pay $9.99/month to not have to deal with it. YouTube Red launches next Wednesday (28), and it will allow users to […]

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Top April Fools’ Day pranks

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Now that April Fools’ Day has come to a close, and we can once again put our blind faith in the internet without fear of sadness and disappointment, it’s time to recap some of the best music related pranks pulled this year. Some have been funny, some blatantly mean, and some get a soft clap […]

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This 15 year old girl guitarist is a (Dragon)Force to be reckoned with

Posted by on March 7, 2015

No matter who you are or what walk of life you come from, chances are you like watching videos of either kids or pets on the internet (it’s OK, we all do). But some of the best viral videos are of kids doing incredible or entertaining things. There’s no shortage of examples of this within the […]

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YouTube music streaming service launches

Posted by on November 12, 2014

While YouTube’s streaming service is one of the last to join an already crowded marketplace (Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Beats Music), many have been keeping an eye on it given the ubiquitous nature of both YouTube and Google. Well, it’s already launched, and in such an understated way that you might not even have […]

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YouTube’s contract for indie labels for streaming service leaks

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Last week, YouTube put the fear of god into indie labels by stating that they might block smaller labels’ videos and music from appearing on their streaming music service and YouTube proper if they didn’t sign on to and agree to their terms of service. While the terms and what was at stake were somewhat […]

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Now Amazon has a music streaming service too

Posted by on June 12, 2014

While it’s been known that this was going to happen eventually, today Amazon has launched its own music streaming service. They join an already-crowded landscape, with Pandora, Spotify, Beats, iTunes Radio and Google Play Music All Access already in the field. However, there are some big differences between Amazon and the others. If you have […]

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Nielsen, Midem Report States The Obvious: Fans Consume Music, But Don’t Pay For It

Posted by on January 13, 2011

Nielsen Music and Midem recently released a new report analyzing music fans’ consumption and interaction with music digitally and through mobile apps within the past 3 months. Their survey findings show that while there are many opportunities to capitalize through multiple channels, there are also many risks. The report highlights how the advancements of new online […]

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