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Riley Green talks music, touring, No. 1 hit, digital age of music Special

Rising country artist Riley Green chatted with Digital Journal about his solo music, touring with country star Brad Paisley and his own headlining tour in the fall.

Caly Bevier talks 'Hate U Sometimes,' inspirations, Taylor Swift Special

Rising artist Caly Bevier chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "Hate U Sometimes," as well as the impact of technology on the music business and she shared her dream duet partners.

Q&A: Why interactive streaming is the future of entertainment Special

Soon friends can watch shows like Stranger Things together even if they are not in the same room. This is due to advances in remote social watching, which will take streaming platforms to the next level.

TikTok to challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service

ByteDance, which owns TikTok, is seriously considering launching a rival streaming platform to Spotify. The target is countries where services from Spotify or rivals like Apple Music are not established.

10,000 Maniacs talk New York shows, future plans and streaming Special

Mary Ramsey, the frontwoman of the band 10,000 Maniacs, chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming shows in New York.

1 in 5 professionals will illegally download GoT finale at work

The use of work computers for entertainment services is proving challenging for IT departments. This comes as a survey finds 1 in 5 professionals will illegally download the current season of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame on their work computers.

Plested talks about new single, future plans, streaming and Adele Special

Atlantic recording artist Plested chatted with Digital Journal about his new single, as well as his plans for the rest of 2019, and he revealed his dream female duet choice in the business. He also talked about the Music Modernization Act and streaming.

Streaming apps may solve the problem of what to watch on Netflix

Ever stumble on what to watch on streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu? Streaming apps may be the solution to this problem.

Google and Amazon to work together on video content access

After several years of being at loggerheads, Google and Amazon have come to together to share video streaming content. This means that YouTube will become accessible from Amazon devices.

Disney to launch new streaming service Disney+ this November

Fans of Disney are in for a treat. Disney announced its new streaming service, which is expected to launch on November 12, 2019.

2.7 million people in America still get Netflix DVDs in the mail

Do you still receive Netflix DVDs in the mail? If yes, you are not alone. In early 1998, Netflix started out as a DVD through the mail company, and for 2.7 million people in the United States, that is still the case.

Ariana Grande breaks new streaming records with 'thank u, next'

Pop princess Ariana Grande has a major digital milestone to celebrate. She has broken the streaming record for any album by a female artist in music history.

HMV is sold to Canadian record store chain Sunrise Records

On February 5, it was announced that the Canadian record store chain Sunrise Records has purchased HMV, and it will own the rest of the company. Streaming services threaten the future of music retailers.

Samsung launches new Cinémoi Channel streaming app

The television network Cinémoi is forming a partnership with Samsung, in an effort to launch the new Cinémoi Channel app. Digital Journal has the scoop.

China puts block on Twitch game-streaming service

The game-streaming service Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is no longer accessible to users inside China. The app has also disappeared from the China Apple Store.

Disney to launch new 'Disney Play' to compete with Netflix

On August 27, Disney announced that it is setting up a new service, "Disney Play," in order to compete with the rival streaming service Netflix.

Netflix plunges 14 percent after missing subscriber additions

Netflix's stock got hammered after the bell after reporting that it added far fewer subscribers in the second quarter than Wall Street was expecting — and warned of another subscriber shortfall to come in the third quarter.

Netflix is testing a new 'Ultra' tier, slightly pricier service

The streaming service Netflix is testing a new "Ultra" tier, which may mean bad news for its premium users. In Europe, this may cost up to 20 euros a month.

Spotify settles class-action lawsuit to the tune of $112.5M

Spotify has been under fire for a couple of years now, ever since they were hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the service rips off artists. Recently a settlement was reached for around $112.5 million USD.

Gareth Emery opens up about blockchain streaming service Choon Special

World renowned DJ and producer Gareth Emery chatted with Digital Journal about his blockchain streaming service Choon, which is taking the music industry by storm.

Op-Ed: Top five reasons Spotify is bound for a profitable year in 2018

Spotify, under the leadership of founder and CEO Daniel Ek, is going public next week. Here are the top five reasons it is headed for commercial success.

Twitter's investment in SoundCloud is wiped out completely

Twitter has written down most of its $70 million investment in SoundCloud. This is a substantial indication that digital music is a challenging industry to make a profit.

Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products'

Spotify is preparing its own range of physical hardware products, according to company job postings discovered online. Spotify is intending to create "category defining" devices built to rival smart speakers including the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Best Buy pulling CDs from their shelves, as albums fade fast

Best Buy, one of music's biggest merchandisers in the United States, is expected to end the sales of physical albums (CDs) at all of their stores by July 1, 2018.

Netflix nears 118 million streaming subscribers worldwide

Netflix has a major reason to be proud. It hit a major milestone with its number of subscribers! The entertainment company has almost 118 million streaming subscribers worldwide.

Spotify solved a $1 billion debt issue that will aid with IPO

Spotify wants to sell its shares to investors in the spring of 2018. In doing so, Spotify has cleaned up a debt deal thanks to the help of a Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent.

Apple set to acquire Shazam in $400m deal

Apple is close to acquiring music recognition service Shazam in a $400m deal. According to media reports, the purchase will be confirmed this week and will see Apple acquire a notable platform. Shazam is capable of identifying songs using a phone.

Roku opens at record high, getting a $50 price target on Monday

Roku, which makes streaming video devices, has more than tripled since going public in November. Shares opened at an all-time high of $49.41 after getting a super-bullish analyst price target.

Roku's IPO popped nearly 70 percent - 'even investors watch TV'

The stock, which was priced at the top of its range at $14 a share, surged on its opening day and finished Thursday's regular trading session up nearly 70 percent at $23.50.

MIT AI tries to eliminate buffering when streaming videos

MIT has developed an AI capable of streaming video without making you wait for it to buffer. Buffering is one of the biggest hindrances publishers face when convincing viewers to watch their content. Visitors on slow connections will simply turn away.
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