Music Business Roundup: Prince Goes for TIDAL, Facebook Looks Into Music, & More

Each week on Songwriter U, Songspace recaps the top stories in the world of music business. Here’s everything you need to know from the week ending on July 3rd. Apple Music Launches This week the highly anticipated streaming service from Apple launched, as well as their global radio station Beats 1. Though there are some mixed reviews about the service itself, many people are interested to see how the service affects the music industry as a whole. For Apple, they hope that the music subscriptions will add to their brand and help them sell more products like iPhones in the future. Read More... Prince Chooses TIDAL The musician has taken a stance on streaming services and has pulled his whole catalog from all of them except for TIDAL. It is not a completely surprising move, as Prince has been quoted many times about his problems with music on the internet. He likely chose TIDAL over other services for their promise to payout 75% of revenue to artists. Read More... Facebook Interested In Music Market The social media giant has reportedly been in talks with all three of the major labels: Universal, Warner, and Sony. Though no one is completely sure about the…

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