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The Streaming Wars

  1. peak tv
    Almost 500 Scripted Shows Aired in 2018, But We Still Haven’t Hit Peak TVFor the first time in TV history, streamers like Netflix and Amazon had the biggest share of scripted production in 2018.
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    Why Netflix Spent $80 Million to Keep Friends for Another YearBut even this “nuts” deal might not be enough to keep the sitcom forever.
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    Friends Will Remain on Netflix through 2019, Definitely Not on a BreakThey’re far from over.
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    Why You Season 2 Jumped From Lifetime to Netflix“The stars have aligned,” says co-showrunner Sera Gamble.
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    Disney Just Announced New Details About Its Streaming Service, Including a NameBob Iger has big plans for the Mouse House’s Netflix rival, which will launch late next year.
  6. explainers
    What Is Spotify Doing?What their new direct upload features means for you and the music business.
  7. HBO Must ‘Change Direction’ to Get More of That Sweet, Sweet Viewer Engagement“It’s going to be a tough year,” WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey told employees at a recent town-hall meeting.
  8. explainers
    Everything We Know — and Want to Know — About Drake’s New AlbumWill he address the baby, his Pusha-T beef, or Rihanna breakup?
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    In This Sick Sad World, at Least Daria Is Coming to HuluIt’s what we need.
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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album Is Now on Spotify and Apple MusicTurns out, maybe they do care about streaming numbers.
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    How to Hear Kanye’s Album TonightYou’ll have to download an app you probably don’t already have.
  12. the industry
    Report: Spotify Might Put XXXTentacion’s Music Back on PlaylistsReps for Kendrick Lamar allegedly called Spotify’s CEO and threatened to pull his music in response to the new policy change.
  13. What Spotify Removing R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Its Playlists MeansThe streaming platform banned both artists from its playlists, but what does that mean for the music industry at large?
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    Can YouTube Really ‘Frustrate’ People Into Paying for Music?If you watch a lot of music videos on YouTube, prepare for a barrage of ads.
  15. How a Veteran R&B Singer Scored the Biggest Hit of His CareerTank’s “When We” is doing big numbers, and even he’s surprised.
  16. What Ryan Murphy’s Massive Netflix Deal Means for HollywoodNetflix snagged Ryan Murphy with a $300 million deal. Which showrunner will get the next big payday?
  17. album review
    Migos’ Culture II Isn’t an Album, It’s a Data DumpNearly every song overstays its welcome.
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    Hulu Cracks 17 Million Subscribers, Thanks to Handmaid’s Tale and Network HitsIt’s a 40 percent surge since its last public tally in May 2016.
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    Jimmy Iovine Will Reportedly Leave Apple Music After Boosting Streaming IndustryIt might be the end of a brief but pivotal era for the streaming industry.
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    Thom Yorke Apparently Likes Spotify NowHe’s put his solo albums back on the service despite previous complaints.
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    A Nice Thing: Taylor Swift’s Reputation Is Now StreamingOnly three weeks later.
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    Taylor Swift Reportedly Won’t Put Her New Album on Streaming for a WeekIt seems you’ll have to pay to hear it first.
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    Christopher Nolan Is Very Sorry for Being Rude to Netflix“I should have been more polite.”
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    Chris Brown’s Terribly Long New Album, ExplainedThis might be the most glaring example of gaming the system yet.
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    Suck It, Netflix! 30 Rock Is Going to Hulu This OctoberParenthood and Paul Reiser’s former Seeso series There’s Johnny are also coming to Hulu.
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    Finally, All of Will & Grace Is Coming to StreamingSee, not everything about 2017 is awful!
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    College Students Can Now Get Spotify and Hulu for $4.99 a MonthThere’s never been a better time to avoid writing that paper.
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    The Agony and Ecstasy of Building an Online Music BusinessStreaming music is more popular than ever, so why is it difficult for the platforms that offer it to succeed?
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    Apple Commits a Small Fraction of Its Billions to Original TV ShowsIt’s playing catch-up with Netflix.
  30. Why Disney’s Streaming Service Marks the Next Phase of the Streaming EvolutionNetflix saw this coming years ago.
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    You’ll Be Able to Watch Star Wars and Marvel Movies on Disney’s Streaming AppThe mouse house plans to launch its streaming service in 2019.
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    WeTransfer Offering Ex-SoundCloud Staffers $10,000 to Invent the Next SoundCloud“It’s a chance to have some fun.”
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    What Happens After SoundCloud?Don’t get too comfortable with any one way of traversing the internet. Be prepared to adapt when things shift.
  34. soundcloud
    Did Chance the Rapper Just Save SoundCloud?Chance had a “very fruitful” phone call with SoundCloud’s co-founder on Friday.
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    The Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music LoversThe site is reportedly closer to running out of funds than many expected.
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    Jay-Z Won’t End His War With Spotify Even for 4:44Will his war on Spotify ever let up?
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    SoundCloud Plans to Forge Ahead Independently, Lays Off Near Half of Its StaffSoundCloud just slashed 40 percent of its staff to avoid being bought by a major streaming company.
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    Apple Hires Sony TV Presidents to Beef Up Its Original ProgrammingThe tech company is currently making Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke.
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    Facebook Reportedly Picks Up Canceled MTV Show Loosely Exactly NicoleIs it possible for you to spend more time on Facebook? Looks like you’re about to find out.
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    Taylor Swift’s Music Is Returning to Spotify, and the Timing Is Really ShadyDoes Taylor hate Katy more than she hates Spotify?
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    Netflix’s Release Plans for Okja Spark South Korean DebateIt’s not Okjay.
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    Well, It Just Got Harder to Stream Jay Z’s MusicSteering Hova fans ever Tidal-ward.
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    Amazon Nabs Streaming Rights to 2017 Thursday-Night Football GamesTen games for the price of your Amazon Prime membership.
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    Spotify Is Finally Getting Into the Exclusives GameThe days of free all-access as you know it are over.
  45. the music biz
    The Music Industry Finally Had a Good Year in 2016 Thanks to Streaming and Drake2016 was the best year for the music industry in eight years.
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    Prince’s Music Is Finally Coming to Apple Music and Likely Spotify SoonTidal has previously been the streaming home for Prince.
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    What Does Sprint Now Owning 33 Percent of Tidal Mean for You?You may wake up one morning with Tidal on your phone.
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    Stream Aaliyah’s Greatest Hits for the First Time While You Still CanChances are, it’ll get taken down.
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    Apple Music Will End 2016 With Half of Spotify’s Paid Subscribers So FarThank Drake.
  50. pandora
    Pandora’s Premium on-Demand Streaming Service Is Coming in Early 2017For $10 a month.
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