WHERE TO WATCH
Business of Music: Digital Downloads Make Less Money Than Vinyls, CDs
March 4, 2019
Joan Solsman, Senior Reporter for CNET, joins Cheddar to discuss why physical music sales, like CDs and Vinyls, are making more money in the U.S. than digital downloads on iTunes.
Facebook Is Missing the One Thing Its Libra Crypto Plan Needs
Jul 2, 2019
Spotify Closes the Doors on its Music Upload Beta Program
Spotify announced in a blog post Monday that it is ending its upload beta program -- a feature that lets independent artists upload their own music. This move is a win for both record labels and smaller distributors. Seth Schachner, digital business executive and managing director at Strat Americas, discusses what Spotify's latest move means for artists.
Jul 17, 2019
Apple Reportedly Planning to Invest in Original Podcasts
Spotify shares dropped on news that Apple plans to invest in original podcasts. According to Bloomberg, Apple executives have reached out to media companies to discuss buying exclusive rights to podcasts. Caleb Silver, Editor-in-Chief at Investopedia, discusses whether Apple's strategy will likely pay off.
May 23, 2018
Will.i.am's 'Amuse' Rethinks How Record Labels Find Artists
With the ability to find an audience through data-inspired playlists from music streaming giants Spotify and Apple Music, musicians may not need the marketing muscle of record labels anymore. Diego Farias, the CEO of Amuse, a digital music company, was with Cheddar to explain how he hopes the company he co-founded could be a record label for the next generation, providing artists with a free way to get their music into the streaming services' algorithms.