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Digital

April 25, 2016
by David Farrell

Beyoncé's surprise new set, Lemonade, had its launch on HBO on Saturday night, and shortly following had its commercial release available exclusively on Tidal...

March 4, 2016
by FYI Staff

The complainants are the same parties who also suing Tidal for alleged under-payment of mechanical royalties in the US.

March 1, 2016
by David Farrell

When it isn’t Kanye it’s Jay-Z hogging the news. Mr. Beyoncé, Shawn Carter is named in a class-action lawsuit claiming Tidal underpaid royalties to artists and infringed copyright. And that's just half of the bad news.

December 22, 2015
by FYI Staff

Pandora Media inked its second licensing deal in a week just in advance of an expected decision from the US Copyright Royalty Board rate-setting group....

December 18, 2015
by David Farrell

Montreal-based music provider Stingray Digital is pushing its international expansion deeper into Asia by acquiring Swiss company iConcerts, a television station devoted to live music that reaches 250 million households.

December 9, 2015
by David Farrell

Billions of streams have pulled the rug from under the financial footing of many artists. Now the purveyors of free suggest the model may be more fool's gold than pixie dust.

December 1, 2015
by FYI Staff

One of Asia’s biggest online media companies, Tencent, has inked a partnership to distribute Believe Digital’s content in mainland China.

November 17, 2015
by David Farrell

Rdio has been gobbled up by US webscaster Pandora Radio, but don't get excited. It is unlikely the internet music service is in any hurry to conquer Canada.

November 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

Last Friday we jumped the gun in announcing YouTube's new fee-based music streaming service is officially available. It is, but not in Canada...yet!

November 13, 2015
by FYI Staff

Spotify and Apple Music have a big bully staring hard at them in the music streaming ring today and its name is YouTube Music.

October 26, 2015
by FYI Staff

Consumers in Canada are spending more on telecommunications and mobile Internet access is climbing, but data costs remain a hindrance to widespread adoption of fee-based music streaming services for the Boomerang generation who favour smartphones for social interaction via Facebook and texting.

October 21, 2015
by FYI Staff

The way you listen to music on your smartphone is becoming a prickly issue with some of the country's wireless carriers; after all, data usage is a big profit centre for the carriers.