Payments firm Square’s deal to buy a majority stake in music streamer Tidal for $297-million could popularise blockchain or other new approaches to storing and buying online media.
The different factions of the music industry – artists, labels, agents and publishers – rarely agree on anything. But on one thing they are united: streaming services are the future. Apple Music, Spotify and their rivals allow users to listen
Taylor Swift is quickly becoming the lynchpin of the debate concerning streaming royalties. The issue of fair payment for artists and labels is a subject of much consternation in an industry that is increasingly shifting