The New Say Play App Makes Streaming Music Simple

Say Play iPhone AppStreaming music just moved a step closer to World Domination.

Yes, Taylor Swift yanked all her songs off Spotify. But nobody, not even Taylor Swift, can stop the Streaming Music Revolution. As Mark Mulligan of the Music Industry Blog puts it:

Licensed streaming music will be ubiquitous five years from now, music sales will not.

A new iPhone app, out yesterday, just moved the needle a bit closer to “ubiquitous”.

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Happy Together? 7 Things You Need to Know about Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc.

The Turtles: Happy Together

A Federal Judge in California has ruled that Sirius XM must pay performance royalties to the owners of all music it plays, including music recorded before 1972. Before playing pre-1972 music, the streaming music service “must first seek authorization from the recording’s owner.”

Here’s what you need to know about the decision:

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The Man Who Turned Down the Beatles

A Cellarful of Noise

Dick Rowe blew it. Blew it big-time. Blew it worse than you and I ever blew anything.

Dick Rowe could have signed the Beatles to their first recording contract. The opportunity was served to him on a platter, or more precisely, a demo tape. He turned it down.

In early 1962, Dick met with Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ young manager. According to Brian’s account in his book, A Cellarful of Noise, Dick told him:

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