Streaming Services

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

Digital Music Downloads Plummet in 2014

Digital music downloads plummeted in 2014, while streaming services like Spotify continued their steady growth, reports Financial Times.

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