Items tagged with "Apple"

Author Talk: Sven Carlsson on ‘The Spotify Play’

January 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Swedish tech journalist Sven Carlsson about his new book The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance (out January 26 on Diversion Books). Carlsson and co-author Jonas Leijonhufvud conducted more than 70 interviews for the 304-page book, which chronicles Spotify’s […]

After Napster: The Revolution that Wasn’t

September 23, 2019 by

It’s been about 20 years since Shawn & Sean – Fanning & Parker – casually unleashed Napster and pretty much defined the tech term “disruptor.” Shawn Fanning’s peer-to-peer file-sharing software platform was like a guerilla attack on the garden party that was the music industry in 1999. But now what seemed like an unstoppable technological […]

Format Wars: The End of the MP3 Era

July 17, 2019 by

In 2002, I saw a photo of Shaquille O’Neal walking through LAX wearing some bright white ear pieces and carrying what I learned was an iPod. It was a sports story and didn’t have anything to do with music or tech, but the device fascinated me. I was similarly fascinated in 1980 when Sony unleashed […]

New Hi-Rez Format for Apple Music

December 23, 2015 by

As 2015 draws to a close, it is estimated that Apple’s streaming music service, Apple Music, will reach approximately eight million paid subscribers. This places Apple Music comfortably in second place behind its chief rival, Spotify, which claims 75 million active users and 20 million paid subscribers. MIDiA Research, a media and technology analysis organization, […]