streaming music

Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal’ Faces Investigation for Faking Listener Numbers

Jay-Z’s music streaming service Tidal is reportedly under investigation in Norway over allegations that the company faked listener numbers. The extent of the faked numbers could allegedly involve hundreds of millions of false plays of albums from major artists like Beyonce.

Associated Press

Best Buy to Stop Selling CDs

Best Buy will stop selling music CDs, amid the growth of digital music streaming, despite the fact that the reailer used to be the most popular music seller in the United States.

The Associated Press

Google Play Music Ready to Crush Spotify and Apple Music

On the heels of Apple Music’s $9.99 streaming service getting the bodyslam from a 99-pounder named Taylor Swift, Google has just rolled out “Play Music,” which will offer a free, ad-supported streaming music service. Combined with their “All Access” subscription product released in May, Google appears positioned to crush both Spotify and Apple Music.

The Associated Press