The biggest major label has reconsidered a key piece of its relationship with streaming services. “It’s our job to make sure that there’s not just one winner [in music streaming],” a source told BuzzFeed News.
At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, diehard music fans race to solve the music industry’s toughest problem.
On Views, the rapper is getting older, but not necessarily better, which makes him like a lot of people at his age.
After my brother died and my father was partially paralyzed, my family traveled 7,000 miles in search of an old home, a new house, and the things we’d lost on the road in between.
The super producer is accused of sexually assaulting and abusing Kesha. But will that hurt his business?
The 30-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter behind one of the decade’s biggest hits made 2015’s best pure pop album. There was only one problem: Nobody bought it. Why she’s the perfect embodiment of our weird music moment.
How $500,000-a-night DJ Kaskade — a 44-year-old Mormon father of three — became electronic dance music’s most unassailable superstar.
How a phenomenon called “vowel breaking” became an epidemic in pop music.
BBQ bangers served by the co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records.
Some artists consistently excel at one thing, while others churn through disparate phases over the course of a career. With their ambitious, pop-oriented second album, the electronic music wunderkinds of Disclosure declare themselves members of the latter group. But will massive dance crowds still be moved?
Four years ago, she introduced the world to the most hated (and maddeningly unforgettable) song in a generation, was passed over by the music industry, and turned into a punchline — all before she was old enough for a learner’s permit. Now 18, Rebecca Black is too famous to be normal and too normal to be famous. So what does she have to smile about?
Ten days in, the best parts of Apple Music are a blast from the past for music nerds.
The technology giant could not secure the rights to Swift’s latest blockbuster, which will remain unavailable on any streaming service, BuzzFeed News has learned. UPDATED: Swift spoke out against Apple Music’s payment policy, prompting the company to change course.
A friend of the VanRiper family set up a GoFundMe page to help with their medical costs, and Swift delivered.
Six months after Billboard’s Top Albums chart opened the door to tracks and streams, the album has been bumped from its perch at the top of music’s food chain.
Apple Music’s real competitor isn’t Spotify, but years of diverging consumer trends.
Shosh makes a surprisingly good Dorothy, tbh.
The on-demand music streaming leader will transform into a multimedia platform, with content from partners including Vice News, Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN, Radiolab, and more.
“I used to be proud of my Old Navy, man.”
Though it’s second fiddle in digital and physical sales to rock and pop, hip-hop has long been the most popular genre on music streaming services. BuzzFeed News spoke to music industry experts to find out why.