Rdio Thinking of Incentivising Artists for New Users

Rdio is thinking about incentivising artists to bring new users to their service. Rdio is competing head on with Spotify, so they need to stand out from the crowd. Rdio wants to allow artists to make money from bring their fans to Rdio.

There are a lot of figures currently flying around, but the $10 per new subscriber seems unbelievably high! It will be very interesting to see what they finally launch.

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SpinMedia sale leaves uncertain future for Stereogum, Spin, Vibe and others

SpinMedia, previously Buzz Media, have finally stopped struggling to stay afloat – because they’re for sale. SpinMedia are the company behind a large collection of music and celeb websites, such a large collection in fact…

Universal Music ban exclusive releases on streaming services

As music streaming becomes increasingly competitive and exclusive releases present an easy upper hand Universal Music want to end that. It may just be coincidence, but in the wake of Frank Ocean dropping his new…