Kristin Thomson's article "Value Added Streaming" is a really well thought out piece on the future of streaming services.
As an advocate for musicians and songwriters, I’d like to see an increase in (a) audience size, (b) number of streams and (c) the payment per stream. But I also know that the per-play rate for on-demand streaming services was set through private negotiations between the platforms and the biggest record labels in the world, and that individual musicians (unless you are as powerful as Metallica or Pink Floyd) have almost no leverage over that (c) per-play rate.
On-demand subscription is still a crowded marketplace, currently represented in the US by Spotify,...
You can stream a new Signals Midwest song titled "308" over at PureVolume. It's off the band's upcoming new album, Light On The Lake, which hits stores October 22nd and is available to pre-order via Tiny Engines. You can also download the album now for $5 on Bandcamp.
Head to the replies to hear a new track from Tigers Jaw called "Hum," which is the lead track from the band's forthcoming fourth full-length album, due out early next year. The track is featured on the A-side of a new 7" single, which will be released Nov. 19 via Run For Cover, and which has an acoustic version of another song from the upcoming LP as a B-side. That 7" is available for preorder in the RFC webstore.